When they went to make the movie in 1984, the city of Hammond had changed, and it was difficult to find a house like the one that was described in the stories. But Cleveland was another story. The movie producers just kind of stumbled across this house. And it was exactly what was needed for a perfect setting.
So what do you get at this house? You get a chance to explore hands on the place where some of the scenes from that kitschiest of all Christmas movies was filmed.
Walking through Ralphie's bedroom I could just see the characters in the house. You are able to touch the props in the house. And you can pose with them for photos.
What fan of the cult movie doesn't want the opportunity to sit in the bathroom and decipher the message buy more ovaltine? You can do it!
There's also a house next door that is the home to props from the movie. And a few of the reviews of the movie. It was fun to read a positive review, and then go on and read a mixed review. One reviewer ever stated that adults may not find this movie interesting. And then there is the shop. It's full of everything a fan of the Christmas Cult Classic has to offer.
So, overall, I really recommend the Christmas Story House as a day trip. Fans of the movie won't be disappointed.