Nov. 18 declared ‘A Christmas Story Family’ Day in Ohio; owner explains decision to sell

Published: Nov. 15, 2022 at 2:05 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - It’s been a big week for ‘A Christmas Story’ in the city of Cleveland with anticipation for the soon to be released sequel.

The landmark house, located at 3159 W. 11th Street, went up for sale Monday.

Announced on Tuesday, Nov. 18 will now officially be known as “A Christmas Story Family” Day in Ohio.

19 News spoke with some of the actors from the original movie, including Yano Anaya who played one of the bullies.

“Let’s keep this love for ‘A Christmas Story’ going for generations,” said Anaya.

Drew Hocevar is from Cleveland and he played the elf in the movie who is also excited for the sequel.

“It’s part of American history and the movie the Smithsonian designated it a National treasure,” said Hocevar.

The current owner of ‘A Christmas Story House’ Brian Jones posted on Facebook explaining why the house is up for sale.

Jones said in the Facebook post that they are not closing and will remain open for now and into the future.

For people with reservations for overnights to stay in the house and pre-purchased tickets will be honored.