‘A Christmas Story’ Returns To Cherry Hill Mall
The holiday movie classic, "A Christmas Story," has returned for a second year in a row to Cherry Hill Mall. While most shopping malls feature Santa, a few of Santa's helpers, and a big Christmas tree display, Cherry Hill Mall takes Christmas to a whole new level.
In past years, the mall has featured elaborate "sets" featuring Shrek and Kung Fu Panda. Last year, the mall debuted a set based on the iconic movie, "A Christmas Story," complete with a replica of Ralphie's house. And yes, the "leg lamp" is in the living room window.
"A Christmas Story" was originally released in 1983 and according to Wikipedia, it earned a modest $2 million in it's opening weekend. Compare that to the $66 million that "The Grinch" made this past weekend, according to Forbes. It wasn't until "A Christmas Story" began airing on television each year at the holidays that it became a bona fide classic. And since 1997, the cable network TBS (or it's sister network, TNT) have aired the film for 24 hours in a row on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Cherry Hill Mall's elaborate "decorations" do come with a price. The mall does not allow customers to take their own pictures with Santa. That means you must purchase a photo package, which start at $27.99 and go all the way up to $52.99.