‘A Christmas Story’ Added To National Film Registry, House Offering Extended Hours Through End Of December

Carl Harp, CBS Cleveland
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Photo: Tim Richards

Photo: Tim Richards

The Library of Congress has revealed its annual list of 25 films that will join the National Film Registry.

Selected for their “important cultural, artistic and historic achievements in film-making ” this year’s additions include Truman Capote’s “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” starring Audrey Hepburn, Don Siegel’s “Dirty Harry” starring Clint Eastwood, 1999’s popular sci-fi thriller “The Matrix” and the beloved 1983 film, “A Christmas Story.”

Established in 1989 by the Library of Congress, the registry was set up under the National Film Preservation Act and now totals 600 films.

Librarian of Congress James Bilington says, “They reflect who we are as a people and as a nation.”

Other films to receive the honor this year are “3:10 to Yuma,” “A League of Their Own,” “They Call it Pro Football,” and “The Times of Harvey Milk.” View a complete list of the 2012 inductees HERE. Visit the National Film Registry online HERE.

The Christmas Story House, located at 3159 W 11th St. in Cleveland, continues their extended hours through the end of December. However, the Christmas Story House will close early on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve at 2:00 p.m.. It will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Restored to its movie splendor, the house is also open year round to the public for tours. Across the street from the house, is the official A Christmas Story House Museum, featuring original props, costumes and memorabilia from the film, as well as hundreds of rare behind-the-scenes photos.

More information on the Christmas Story House, including hours of operation, ticket info and fun facts, can be found HERE.

‘A Christmas Story’ Added To National Film Registry, House Offering Extended Hours Through End Of December

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