Here’s What These 5 Famous Holiday Movie Homes Would Cost in Real Life

The very best part of holiday movies isn’t learning a valuable lesson about peace, love, and goodwill towards our fellow man. No, it’s drooling over the elaborate, lavish homes in which our favorite fictional families live. Especially since during this time of year you’re likely cramped with 96 different aunts and uncles in your childhood home, and the prospect of some peace and quiet—or at least a second bathroom—sounds like a real holiday miracle.

Home Alone

Image: 20th Century Fox

The McCallister family estate is ideal for entertaining a lot of family members, accidentally throwing out plane tickets, and laying deadly booby traps. We did some light Zillowing and discovered that the five-bedroom/three-and-a-half-bathroom home, located in Winnetka, Illinois, will set you back a cool $2 million according to the Zillow Zestimate. Plus, you know, another $2 million in damages for nearly murdering Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.

Die Hard

Image: 20th Century Fox

Are you someone who practically lives at your office? Then why not make your office your home by purchasing the Nakatomi Plaza building from Die Hard? This 34-story Century City skyscraper, better known as Fox Plaza in real life, boasts an impressive 730,000 square feet… and two bloody human feet if you forget your shoes. It’s valued at approximately $440 million, but that’s probably selling it a bit short, so let’s just round up to roughly $600 million unless you’ve got a white knight of your own at the negotiating round table, bubbe.

Why Him?

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While it may not be the greatest movie in the world, Why Him? starred one heck of a nice house. Located in Beverly Hills, Laird Mayhew’s mammoth mansion has a 1.3-acre tennis court, a five-car garage, a library full of rich mahogany that’d be perfect for your leather-bound books, and absolutely no obnoxious James Franco caricature trying to become your son-in-law. And all it’ll cost you is  $24.5 million.

Batman Returns

Image: Warner Bros.

Have you ever wanted to be Batman? Okay, me neither, but I would love to live in Wayne Manor, and since Batman Returns is totally a Christmas movie, it belongs on this list. Let’s assume that Gotham City is a stand-in for Chicago. That would make the iconic Wayne Manor, located at 1007 Mountain Drive in Gotham City, with its 11 bedrooms, seven bathrooms, live-in butler, gym, laboratory, and fireplaces to stare into wistfully while you brood about justice and Martha  worth approximately $32.1 million. But where they’re really gonna get you is on supervillain insurance. Well, that and bat food to feed the flappybois in the cave downstairs.


Image: New Line Cinema

If you like your Christmas movies with a hearty bowl of spaghetti and maple syrup, first of all, you’re gross. Just eat popcorn. But also look no further than 55 Central Park West in Manhattan, a.k.a. the building where Ghostbusters was shot, a.k.a. the home of Buddy the Elf’s father in 2003’s Elf. Not only is this three-bedroom/three-bathroom apartment a diamond in the Big Apple’s rough, but the building is home to famous folks like Donna Karan and Calvin Klein too. So maybe they’ll be kind enough to make you a bespoke elf costume of your very own as a housewarming gift, because you might be a bit short on cash after dropping $2.9 million on this swanky spot.Which holiday home is your favorite? Which you would you most like to live in IRL? Let us know in the comments below.

Image: 20th Century Fox

Editor’s note: This post is sponsored by Zillow. With millions of photos of homes for sale and for rent, historical pricing data, and other tools for homebuyers. Zillow: find your way home.

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