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'A Christmas Story' Bully Kicked Off Property of Real House From Movie The yellow piece of cinematic history sits on 1.3 acres in Cleveland, Ohio.

By Emily Rella


Just weeks after it was revealed that the famed house and museum from A Christmas Story was up for sale, an altercation broke out between (ironically) one the the movie's bullies and the current owner of the home.

Yano Anaya, who plays bully Grover Dill in the 1983 film, stopped by the Cleveland, Ohio home to take photos with fans when he was suddenly verbally attacked by the owner of the real life home, Brian Jones.

Jones told Anaya to "get the f–k out" and tells him to never return to the property ever again before nearly chasing him down the street.

The altercation left many confused, but Jones tried to clarify what had happened by alleging that he believed Anaya was involved in a GoFundMe page that was attempting to crowdsource as a way to purchase the home.

"I apologize for the way I expressed myself; however, it was out of concern that fans could be misled into contributing to a GoFundMe campaign that will not result in the purchase of the house," Jones told TMZ. "I have no association with any GoFundMe campaign. I am not selling the house through Go Fund Me, so fans should not contribute to that fund under false pretenses, thinking their money is going toward buying the house. I am entertaining offers only from qualified buyers through my real estate broker."

Hard to tell who the real bully is in this situation.
Original story below.

The holiday season is finally upon us, and with it comes the return to beloved traditions and holiday cheer.

For many, that means rewatching the 1983 film A Christmas Story, a quintessential Christmas classic that follows the adorable Ralphie Parker on his quest to get the toy of his dreams.

Now fans of the movie can buy a piece of cinematic history, as the home where the Parkers lived just hit the real estate market in Cleveland.

Located at 3159 West 11th Street, the yellow house with green shutters and trim has since been turned into a museum estimated to bring in over $1 million each year, allowing Christmas Story fans and customers to tour the rooms and step right into the film.

"I'm looking for the right buyer," the current owner Brian Jones told WKYC Cleveland. "It's something you not only own but that you have to take care of."

The property sits on 1.3 acres and boasts an entire museum and gift shop, a separate rental property, a parking lot for guests and visitors, and the neighboring house that served as the Bumpus' home in the film (The Parker's neighbors.)

According to Zillow, the actual Parker house is valued at around $188,000, which includes four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 896 square feet of living space.

The property has no official listing price, but Jones says he would consider upwards of $10 million a "competitive offer."

"This adventure has been awesome, but it's time for something different," Jones said about his decision to sell the property. "It's gone so far beyond what I expected it to be."

Emily Rella

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Emily Rella is a Senior News Writer at Previously, she was an editor at Verizon Media. Her coverage spans features, business, lifestyle, tech, entertainment, and lifestyle. She is a 2015 graduate of Boston College and a Ridgefield, CT native. Find her on Twitter at @EmilyKRella.

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