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Ohio Still Home to ‘A Christmas Story’

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Remember Ralpie?  If so, you are not alone.  Many Americans are visiting the site of  ”A Christmas Story” and the fictional house in the little blond boy, now all grown up, was raised.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Fans of the 1983 movie “A Christmas Story” still can’t get enough of its quirky humor and heart-warming family theme and are relishing this season’s 30th anniversary celebration.

Hundreds stood in line Saturday to get into the Ohio home in Cleveland, where some of the movie was filmed and 9-year-old Ralphie dreamed of getting an air rifle for Christmas. The story’s 1940s trappings are all there: the iconic leg lamp, a typewriter and globe, a BB gun range in the backyard.

At a hotel in the city’s Public Square, some of the original cast members signed autographs. And thousands were thrilled during the city’s annual winter festival when a gigantic image of a leg lamp was projected onto a tower.

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