Many holiday films were shot in studios or on backlots, but here are ones you can actually visit. Christmas vacation road trip, anyone?
A Christmas Story house
This house at 3159 West 11th Street, Cleveland, Ohio, stood in for the exterior of Ralphie Parker’s Indiana home in the 1983 cult classic A Christmas Story. When superfan Brian Jones found out it was for sale, he bought the property for $150,000 and opened it to the public in 2006. The interior of the house was redone to match the movie, complete with leg lamp proudly shining in the front window. Movie props and memorabilia are also displayed at the on-site museum. You can even stay overnight in the house, or next door at the Bumpus’ (you remember the neighbors whose dogs ate the Parkers’ Christmas turkey).
The Home Alone house
Who wouldn’t want to live in this gorgeous mansion, and just what did Kevin McCallister’s parents do to be able to afford this place? The house in which Kevin gets left Home Alone in the 1990 movie actually still stands, as beautiful as ever, at 671 Lincoln Avenue in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka, Illinois. It reportedly sold in 2012 for $1.59 million, but if you do go take a look, be respectful, as it is a private home.