It has been 30 years since A Christmas Story was released. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuddddddddddggggggge. Can you believe it?
The movie, which never made a ton of money at the box office, is frequently listed as one of the best Christmas movies everywhere. It sports regular showings every holiday season and gains new fans with each generation. There is even a museum memorializing the film set up where the movie was shot in Ohio called A Christmas Story House — and they have big plans this year to celebrate 30 years.
The highlight of the 30th anniversary celebration is “A Christmas Story” Convention on Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 29 – 30), which includes cast appearances, tours of the house, BB-gun shooting range and more.
The show not only enjoys continual exposure on television and movie channels it also is recreated on stages all over the country, part of regular holiday fare in America.
Cast appearances at conventions and merchandise sales of leg lamps and other products famously associated with the film are also traditional at Christmas time.