Toss together eBay, passion and a movie about a boy in Cleveland who wants a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas, and you might get a tourist attraction. That’s what happened when Californian Brian Jones went online. Jones bought the house that was used as the exterior set in the 1983 movie “A Christmas Story,” and went with his muse. Even though the inside of this Tremont neighborhood house wasn’t featured—a set on a soundstage was—Jones’ version looks identical. He re-created each room to reflect the scenes. What’s the most popular item on display? If you didn’t say the leg lamp, you didn’t see the movie. If you didn’t see the movie, do. It’s a pitch-perfect combo of childhood, Christmas and mid-1940s America. Original props, behind-the-scene photographs and movie-set items are across the street in another house. Be warned: During the holidays, people line the sidewalks waiting for a guided tour.
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