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comp:000050c44526:000000154f:6813 0 <div class="the-content clearfix"><p>Grab your eggnog and gather around the television! It&#8217;s that time of year for caroling, cold weather and, of course, holiday movies. Whether you prefer slap-stick comedy or a heartfelt flick, we&#8217;ve rounded up some of the most-loved holiday films and their filming locations.</p> <h3>&#8216;A Christmas Story&#8217;</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3159-W-11th-St-Cleveland-OH-44109/33338086_zpid/">3159 W 11th St, Cleveland OH</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3159-W-11th-St-Cleveland-OH-44109/33338086_zpid/"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-105814" title="A-Christmas-Story2" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/12/A-Christmas-Story2-e1354732597304.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="338" /></a></p> <p>The leg lamp, the snowsuit and the Red Ryder air rifle — there&#8217;s no denying the appeal of &#8220;A Christmas Story.&#8221; Today, Ralphie&#8217;s house, located in <a href="http://www.zillow.com/cleveland-oh/">Cleveland</a>, is a dedicated museum. &#8220;Christmas Story&#8221; fan Brian Jones bought the house off eBay and completely restored it to its original Hollywood glory.</p> <h3>&#8216;Home Alone&#8217;</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/671-Lincoln-Ave-Winnetka-IL-60093/3360197_zpid/">671 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka IL</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/671-Lincoln-Ave-Winnetka-IL-60093/3360197_zpid/"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-105817" title="Home-Alone-House-list" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/12/Home-Alone-House-list-e1354732620671.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="301" /></a></p> <p>Despite the number of bad-guy-capturing booby traps in the movie &#8220;Home Alone,&#8221; this suburban <a href="http://www.zillow.com/Chicago-il/">Chicago</a> house is hardly worse for the wear. The entire residence served as the setting for the film starring Macaulay Culkin, who was accidentally left alone during a family Christmas trip. More than 20 years after the film&#8217;s debut, the <a href="http://www.zillow.com/winnetka-il/">Winnetka</a> home hit the market, and judging from the listing photos, the place looked as if it had hardly changed from the movie. The home sold for $1.585 million in March 2012.</p> <h3>&#8216;The Holiday&#8217;</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1883-Orlando-Rd-San-Marino-CA-91108/20701553_zpid/">1883 Orlando Rd, San Marino CA</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1883-Orlando-Rd-San-Marino-CA-91108/20701553_zpid/"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-105821" title="The Holiday_1883 Orlando Rd San Marino CA" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/12/The-Holiday_1883-Orlando-Rd-San-Marino-CA.jpg" alt="" width="450" height="338" /></a></p> <p>Cameron Diaz swapped her luxe <a href="http://www.zillow.com/los-angeles-ca/">LA</a> home for Kate Winslet&#8217;s quaint England cottage in the romantic movie &#8220;The Holiday.&#8221; While Diaz spent her vacation in the small home, Winslet enjoyed the modern amenities and expansive floor plan of the <a href="http://www.zillow.com/ca/">California</a> home. Located in <a href="http://www.zillow.com/san-marino-ca/">San Marino</a>, about 15 minutes outside LA city limits, the private home used for &#8220;The Holiday&#8221; is <strong id="yui_3_7_3_1_1354664442840_2670"></strong>10,324 square feet with 9 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and an in-ground pool.</p> <h3>&#8216;Miracle on 34th St&#8217;</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/24-Derby-Rd-Port-Washington-NY-11050/31083691_zpid/">24 Derby Rd, Port Washington NY</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/24-Derby-Rd-Port-Washington-NY-11050/31083691_zpid/"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-105820" title="Miracle-on-34th-house" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/12/Miracle-on-34th-house-e1354732665447.jpg" alt="" width="454" height="342" /></a></p> <p>Kris Kringle proves he is Santa Claus at the end of the classic &#8220;Miracle on 34th Street&#8221; when Doris Walker and her daughter, Susan, happen upon the exact home Susan wanted for Christmas. The white clapboard home, located in <a href="http://www.zillow.com/port-washington-ny/">Port Washington, NY</a>, has hardly changed from its film debut in 1947. Built in 1943, the home has 1,703 square feet and plenty of charm.</p> <h3>&#8216;The Family Stone&#8217;</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/144-Riverside-Ave-Riverside-CT-06878/57313204_zpid/">144 Riverside Ave, Riverside CT</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/144-Riverside-Ave-Riverside-CT-06878/57313204_zpid/"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-105816" title="Family-Stone" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/12/Family-Stone-e1354732722569.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="364" /></a></p> <p>As many know, the holidays can be stressful for one reason: family. &#8220;The Family Stone&#8221; captures this holiday challenge in a classic <a href="http://www.zillow.com/ct/">Connecticut</a> home. Built in 1860, the rambling farmhouse held the five grown children and their significant others as they returned for the holidays.</p> <h3>&#8216;Elf&#8217;</h3> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/55-Central-Park-W-New-York-NY-10023/31518495_zpid/">55 Central Park W, New York NY</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/55-Central-Park-W-New-York-NY-10023/31518495_zpid/"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-105815" title="Elf-Building" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/12/Elf-Building-e1354732751945.jpg" alt="" width="464" height="475" /></a></p> <p>When Buddy the Elf travels from the North Pole in search of his father, he ends up in the <a href="http://www.zillow.com/new-york-ny/">Big Apple</a>. His father lives in an apartment in Central Park West — an iconic art deco building with a desirable location just steps from <a href="http://www.zillow.com/central-park-manhattan-ny/">Central Park</a>. &#8220;Elf&#8221; wasn&#8217;t the building&#8217;s first feature film; the co-op was also a filming location for &#8220;Ghostbusters.&#8221;</p> <h3>Movie-set homes</h3> <p>It wouldn&#8217;t be a holiday movie roundup without mentioning &#8220;It&#8217;s a Wonderful Life&#8221; and &#8220;National Lampoon&#8217;s Christmas Vacation.&#8221; However both were filmed on sets in <a href="http://www.zillow.com/los-angeles-ca/">Los Angeles</a>.</p> <h3>&#8216;It&#8217;s a Wonderful Life&#8217;</h3> <div id="attachment_105818" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 510px"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/12/Its-a-Wonderful-Life.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-105818" title="Its-a-Wonderful-Life" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/12/Its-a-Wonderful-Life-e1354732782729.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="373" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Source: IMDb</p></div> <p>The rundown mansion in Bedford Falls that Mary and George Bailey purchased was created just for the film. Set on RKO&#8217;s Ranch in <a href="http://www.zillow.com/encino-los-angeles-ca/">Encino</a>, the entire town of Bedford Falls <a href="http://articles.latimes.com/2006/dec/23/entertainment/et-wonderful23">was built for the film</a>. The fictional town doesn&#8217;t exist today; the ranch was sold to developers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4587-Viro-Rd-La-Canada-Flintridge-CA-91011/20906514_zpid/"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-105819" title="Martini home" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/12/Martini-home.jpg" alt="" width="438" height="328" /></a></p> <p>One home from the movie that does exist is the <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4587-Viro-Rd-La-Canada-Flintridge-CA-91011/20906514_zpid/">Martini family home</a>. The exterior of the home is shown briefly when the Baileys welcome the Martinis to their new house, located at <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4587-Viro-Rd-La-Canada-Flintridge-CA-91011/20906514_zpid/">4587 Viro Rd, La Canada Flintridge</a>, presenting them with bread, salt and wine.</p> <h3>&#8216;National Lampoon&#8217;s Christmas Vacation&#8217;</h3> <div id="attachment_105822" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width: 510px"><a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/12/Griswold-House-700px.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-105822" title="Griswold-House-700px" src="http://www.zillow.com/blog/files/2012/12/Griswold-House-700px-e1354732898344.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="334" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Source: ChristmasVacationCollectibles.com</p></div> <p>Decked out with 25,000 bulbs, the Griswold family home figures largely in the 1989 film &#8220;Christmas Vacation.&#8221; Both sides of the family gather for what turns out to be a disastrous holiday with rogue squirrels, unexpected guests and a kidnapping. The ranch-style home is located on the Warner Bros. Studios back lot in a neighborhood that was also used for &#8220;Bewitched&#8221; and &#8220;Lethal Weapon.&#8221;</p> <p><strong> Related:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/2011-12-09/top-5-holiday-movie-houses-and-5-honorable-mentions/">Top 5 Holiday Movie Houses</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/2012-10-02/scary-movie-homes-bring-the-fright/">Scary Movie Homes Bring the Fright</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.zillow.com/blog/2012-05-30/lights-camera-curtains-on-the-set-of-movie-homes/">Lights, Camera, Curtains? On the Set of Movie Homes</a></li> </ul> </div>
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