The stories behind the homes from your favorite holiday movies

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everyone wants to be home for the holidays,

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Not surprisingly, many Christmas movies are based around families getting together for the holidays. This has resulted in many of the most popular holiday movies. living in prestigious homes,

Whether it’s Macaulay Culkin leaving behind when his family goes on vacation or Arnold Schwarzenegger trying to find the perfect gift for his son, many of these films were shot in real homes and locations.

home alone


The McCallisters home in “Home Alone” is an actual home located in Winnetka, Illinois. Fortunately, this area is not known to be targeted by bandits. The house has five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Plus, none of the door knobs are electrified or overheated and there are no giant spiders wandering the halls.

a christmas story

Anyone who had cable in the late 90s and early 2000s must have seen this movie many times. The film’s iconic home, located in Cleveland, Ohio, has been restored and a museum dedicated to film The road has also been opened. Guests visiting the house can see a memorable lamp in one of the windows.

Jingle All the Way

In this 1996 classic, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a father who is too focused at work to spend time with his son or get him Christmas presents. Fortunately, his character’s working nature paid off and he was able to buy a nice house with four bedrooms and five bathrooms. The actual home is located in Edina, Minnesota, and is estimated to be worth over $2.5 million.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

The Griswold family simply couldn’t have had a nice, relaxing vacation, even when they were staying home for the holidays. In the film, the Griswolds live near Chicago. In fact, the home was located on a Warner Brothers backlot in Burbank, California. It is located in a neighborhood that is owned by Warner Bros. and uses for various film and TV productions.

die Hard

“Die Hard” takes place during Christmas and is a Christmas movie. The film takes place in the fictional Nakatomi Plaza located in Los Angeles. In fact, Granthshala Plaza in Los Angeles stood in for the Imaginary Tower. The building has been featured in other films such as “Airheads” and “Fight Club”.

Batman Returns

Like “Die Hard”, the film takes place during Christmas and is, therefore, a Christmas film. Unfortunately, Wayne Manor is not real. Gotham City is not real. Nevertheless, Merry Christmas.


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