What Happened to These Famous Holiday Movie Homes?

The homes featured so prominently in movie classics like “A Christmas Story,” “Miracle on 34th Street,” and others are still standing tall today. So what’s come of them?

In a blog, Zillow recently highlighted some of the most popular houses (according to readers) from classic holiday films:

“A Christmas Story”: Ralphie’s house in Cleveland has been turned into a museum, where visitors can come to view it and even purchase a leg lamp.

“Home Alone”: Located in Winnetka, Ill., the house featured in “Home Alone” recently went on the market in May for $2.4 million. The four-bedroom, four-bath house is 4,243 square feet. View the listing.


“Miracle on 34th Street”: The home that 8-year-old Susan’s character boldly asked Santa Claus for is actually located in Port Washington, N.Y. The 1,703 square-foot home was built in 1943 and still stands today.

“It’s a Wonderful Life”  George Bailey’s “drafty old house” was part of the sprawling Bedford Falls set covering 4 acres on RKO Studios’ back lot. Sadly, it was razed in the 1950s.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation:  Even though it didn’t make the Top 5, one of the most-searched-for holiday-movie houses on my site is Clark Griswold’s from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation . How many lights covered Clark’s home? How about 25,000 imported Italian twinkle lights?

Source: “Top 5 Holiday Movie Houses (and 5 Honorable Mentions),” Zillow Blog (Dec. 9, 2011)

Daily Real Estate News |      Friday, December 23, 2011


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