“You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out Kid!”

Sunday was the pilgrimage to the Christmas Story house.  Totally worth it.  Not only was the house awesome, the actor who played the little brother Randy was there!  I was actually surprised at the number of people who were there.  Long story short, the house was put on the market in 2006 and the owner put it on eBay for 99,900. Some dude in San Diego, thinking in California real estate terms, thought this was a good deal, so good in fact that he thought there might be a bidding war so he offered 125,000.  The owners snapped it up seeing as how other houses in that hood were going for 50-60,000.  The new owner renovated the house, which had fallen into disrepair, bought three more houses in the neighborhood for a gift shop and museum, all to the tune of 200,000+ dollars.  He has made that all back and them some because several hundred people have visited.  There was a map of the US in the museum with push pins representing the places people had come from to see the house; the entire north east was covered by push pins, the rest of the map is filling in too, I’d say 60% is covered.  The house itself is fairly small and doesn’t look exactly like the one in the movie, most of the scenes were filmed on a soundstage in Canada.  The leg lamp delivery and set up in the window, Ralphie in the bunny suit and his fantasy of shooting Black Bart with his air rifle were filmed at the house, as were all the external shots of the house.  They let us wander all over the house which was better than the tour of the Army Museum of Local History because our guide hovered around all the time.  After the Christmas Story house we went to a state park called The Ledges; awesome rock formations.  All in all, a great day.  I spent $60 at the Christmas Story House gift shop…..was that too much 😉

Exterior

Kitchen

Kitchen

Major Award!

Electric sex glowing in the window

A+++++

I said fuuuuuuudddggge.

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3 Responses to ““You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out Kid!””

  1. I’m so jealous!! Was the soap real? I’ve always wondered what it tastes like, it actually looks like it would taste good. This is a great site, by the way, I’m enjoying it! Thanks! Give Kristen a big hug for me and tell her i miss her already.

  2. Ahhhh, San Diegans. See how forward-thnking we are?!

  3. Yep, soap was real. I actually saw it at a store around here.

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