Brian Jones took his fandom of “A Christmas Story” to the next level by purchasing the Parker family home in Cleveland.
What would possess a person to do this, you ask? Jones, 44, said it randomly occurred to him that it could make for a successful business venture. His family, of course, have been longtime fans of the film.
After seeing the home for sale on Ebay in 2004, Jones decided to take the jump.
“I was living in San Diego after I got out of the navy, (I flew) back and forth once or twice a month,” Jones told TODAY Home. “I met with a contractor and I brought still frames from the movie and told him what I wanted it to look like.”
Drawing about 80,000 visitors per year, Jones has also created a gift shop and even bought an old car that resembles one the Parkers owned in the film.
Jones is excited that now the property can be experienced in an entirely new way now that fans can actually pay to stay over.
The home provides sleeping accommodations for up to six people, so that the entire family can celebrate Christmas together.
The price depends on which dates you book, ranging from $445 - $995, unless you want to stay on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, during which time you can expect a price tag of $4,995 per night.
But don’t worry, museum-goers, you can still take a tour of the home year-round with a $13 ticket for adults.
Just make sure you’re careful with any and all BB guns.
This story was originally published on May 9, 2017.