The iconic house featured in A Christmas Story gained renewed interest and gone on the market after appearing in the sequel film to the holiday classic, HBO Max's A Christmas Story Christmas.
But according to homeowner Brian Jones, one of the actors from the holiday movie who expressed interest in purchasing the iconic Parker House along with a few of his fellow Christmas Story castmates, is banned from the property listed for sale at an undisclosed price.
Yano Anaya–who played Grover Dill in the 1983 film and reprised his role in this year's sequel–was kicked off the property located in Cleveland, Ohio when he was seen taking photos for fans in front of the home on November 15.
In a video obtained by TMZ, Jones was seen approaching Anaya and berating him with expletives.
\u201c"A Christmas Story" actor Yano Anaya is no longer welcome at the iconic home from the movie because the homeowner told him as much in an expletive-laden tirade, and it's all on video. https://t.co/q5Ql5OOTLy\u201d— TMZ (@TMZ) 1669629602
Jones was heard accusing Anaya of being a "scammer" and a "loser" for allegedly screwing Jones over.
\u201cA Christmas Story House & Museum owner Brian Jones confronted actor Yano Anaya outside the Cleveland tourist attraction recently, accusing him of being a \u201cscam artist\u201d and a \u201closer.\u201d https://t.co/qjuV1F15ap\u201d— clevelanddotcom (@clevelanddotcom) 1669669262
The homeowner then yelled at the actor and told him to "F'k off."
You can watch the TMZ video below.
Warning: NSFW language
\u201cThe bully is gettin bullied now \ud83d\ude02 \n\nhttps://t.co/zz5pNsVns8\u201d— \u2122Covino (@\u2122Covino) 1669575923
Anaya's business partner Emmanuel Soba told the media outlet he had no idea why Jones was so upset, especially since the actor and Jones previously spoke on the phone and "had a great conversation."
They also claimed Jones agreed to sell the famous property to the group and were confused as to why Jones was so infuriated the next day during their encounter.
Jones, however, offered a different take and told TMZ:
"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."
\u201cWell this took a dark turn\u2026CHRISTMAS STORY museum owner Brian Jones accuses Yano Anaya of trying to scam fans\n\n"I am not selling the house through GoFundMe, so fans should not contribute to that fund under false pretenses." -Jones\n\n\ud83d\udd17 https://t.co/bhw3hAZgSu\u201d— Ho! Ho! Holiday Viewing! (@Ho! Ho! Holiday Viewing!) 1669561984
"I have no association with any GoFundMe campaign."
"I am not selling the house through GoFundMe, 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."
\u201c@TMZ Must\u2019ve been a misunderstanding. No actor should be asking others for money so he can reap the benefits of owning a property. GoFundMe should be for people in need. Owner thought he was scamming others apparently. I don\u2019t think this would\u2019ve happened if he made a legitimate offer\u201d— TMZ (@TMZ) 1669539828
Soba told TMZ a member of his group did start a GoFundMe campaign online but it allegedly was never active.
His confusion as to why Jones lashed out at them was further compounded by the fact Soba's group already had a list of investors ready to purchase the home without the help of the fundraising campaign.
\u201cThe house from \u201cA Christmas Story\u201d is currently for sale in Cleveland for an undisclosed price. It comes with 5 buildings which includes a museum, parking lots and more across 1.3 acres. The listing says it receives over 75k visitors a year\n\nMore info: https://t.co/pYDXYUY6Oj\u201d— Zillow Gone Wild \ud83c\udfe1 (@Zillow Gone Wild \ud83c\udfe1) 1669311462
Currently fans of the movie can rent the Parker House—which according to the listing was originally built in 1895—for overnight stays along with the movie's Bumpus House–which houses a museum and gift shop showcasing props and costumes from the 1983 film.
According to Title Press, renting a room in the Christmas Story house starts at $545 a night and a few rooms in the nearby Bumpus house start at $195.
A Christmas Story Christmas was released on HBO Max on November 17.
It reunited original cast members Peter Billingsley, Ian Petrella, Scott Schwartz, R. D. Robb, Zack Ward and Yano Anaya returning as Ralphie Parker, Randy Parker, Flick, Schwartz, Scut Farkus and Grover Dill respectively.