The home featured in “A Christmas Story” is often a vacationer scorching spot throughout the holidays, however this yr enterprise is hurting as a lot as getting your tongue caught to a frozen flagpole.
People operating A Christmas Story Home & Museum — the Cleveland residence used for exterior photographs of Ralphie’s residence within the 1983 traditional — inform TMZ … they’re projected to have about 50,000 much less guests in comparison with 2019.
On prime of that, the house — which company can reserve for an in a single day keep and sleep in Ralphie and Randy’s beds — remains to be out there on each Christmas Eve and Christmas Day … which we’re informed is unprecedented.
Because the place started permitting in a single day reservations in 2008, it is normally booked for November and December 6 months upfront … though it prices almost $3k per night time!!!
However, with COVID-19 instances surging, stay-at-home orders and monetary struggles for households throughout the nation … 2020’s put the ‘Christmas Story’ enterprise in a troublesome spot too.
The excellent news is … the museum’s on-line reward store helps make up for a number of the losses in tour and lodging income this yr.
We’re informed the store’s offered round 14,000 totally different variations of the film’s well-known leg lamp, 1,000 pink bunny fits, and a pair hundred Pink Ryder BB Weapons … and there are loads extra in inventory.