The red-brick Georgian house appeared in a 1990 Christmas movie that took place in Winnetka, Illinois. The moral of the film is to always double-check your list before going on vacation. The house has only been sold once since the movie, selling for $1.585 million in 2012.
In Home Alone, 8-year-old Kevin McCallister is accidentally left behind when his family wakes up late and rushes off its Christmas vacation. Kevin has to defend the house from burglars when he’s home alone.
This American bungalow was the setting for this 1983 classic. It still exists and is open to the public for year-round tours.
A Christmas Story is about a young boy, Ralphie, who attempts to convince his parents, teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun is the perfect Christmas gift.
This American colonial-style home, which is located on a Warner Bros lot in California, starred in this 1989 Christmas comedy.
Clark Griswold invites his family to stay at his Chicago home for the Christmas. Far from the perfect holiday he had meticulously planned, things go haywire very quickly. He also becomes obsessed with decorating the house in Christmas lights – 25,000 light bulbs to be precise.
This Queen Anne-style home was created on a custom lot built for this 1946 movie. It took up three city blocks and covered four acres.
In It’s a Wonderful Life, an angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.
This house appeared in this 2006 film that consisted of two neighbors going back and forth after one of them decorates his home for the holidays so brightly that it is visible from space.
Buddy discovers a website, myearth.sat. The site, like Google Earth, contains satellite images of every square inch of the planet. Buddy can see his neighbor's house but not his own house. He decides to cover his house with lights so it can be "seen from space."
This house appeared in the 2004 computer-animated adventure film. It served as the home for the main character who traveled to the North Pole on Christmas Eve.
The film tells the story of a young boy who sees a mysterious train bound for the North Pole stop outside his window and is invited aboard by its conductor on Christmas Eve. The boy joins several other children as they embark on a journey to visit Santa Claus.
This charming cottage appeared in this 1947 comedy-drama film. This movie is all about Christmas and teaches a very important lesson: "Faith is believing in something when common sense tells you not to."
In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain's main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and his authenticity.