Write a Theme, Win a Prize

Tell us what you want for Christmas


Hammond, IN - What do you want for Christmas? Write a theme and tell us what you really want for Christmas. Much like Ralphie Parker did in the holiday movie classic, "A Christmas Story." Ralphie pours his heart out in his theme for his teacher, Miss Shields, about how he wants a Red Ryder BB Gun.


Entries for the "What I Want For Christmas" Write a Theme Contest must be dropped off at the Indiana Welcome Center or mailed to "Write a Theme Contest, 7770 Corinne Drive, Hammond, Indiana, 46323" by December 11th. There are three age categories; 9 years and younger, 10 - 18 and 19 and older.  Entries must include name, address, phone number and age category. Entries should be more than 20 words but not exceed 250. Winners will be announced in each age category on December 19th and will win a gift basket, compliments of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and Albanese Confectionery, Hobart.


The Write a Theme Contest is part of the ongoing exhibit, A Christmas Story Comes Home. The exhibit features six animated displays depicting scenes from the holiday movie classic, A Christmas Story. A Christmas Story Comes Home runs until January 10th, 2010.


For more information, visit http://www.achristmasstorycomeshome.com/ or call (219) 989-7979.