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30 years of "A Christmas Story"

30 years of

(Tremont) It's become quite a tourist attraction and this year more than ever. Thousands of visitors are flocking to The Christmas Story House in Tremont to celebrate the 30th anniverary of the movie "The Christmas Story" The 1983 movie starring Peter Billingsly has become a Christmas classic, partly thanks to the all day December 25th marathons on TBS, generations of kids have watched the memorable scenes and recite classic lines like "you'll shoot your eye out!" or "I double dog dare you!"

Brian Jones owns the house that was used to film a large portion of the movie. He says people love to visit and re-enact classic scenes. He says no matter how old a person is, they love to hide under the sink like Ralphie's brother Randy.

Jones says some stars of the movie have showed up at the house, the actor who played Randy, Flick (the kid who got his tongue stuck to the poll) and two of the evil elves who are actually native Clevelanders have all made guest appearances. Among fun festivities for the anniversary is a Christmas Story run taking place December 7th.

The run is already sold out. Participants will run from Higbees to the Christmas Story House.  Get breaking news sent to img border="0" width="13" src="http://www.wtam.com/cc-common/mlib/1263/05/1263_1273604683.jpg" height="13" /> Get breaking news sent to your mobile phone.Text "news" to 21095.

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