7 Real-Life Holiday Movie Homes You Can Visit

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The McCallister home does exist!

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In the next week, we’ll be barraged with holiday classics.While you’re watching Kevin McCallister laying traps for burglars, hearing Ralphie freak out over his eye being shot out, or watching Will Ferrell tell Peter Dinklage he’s an angry Elf consider that not all of the Christmas classics are filmed on sets.

A lot of the homes – and apartments – where the holiday favourites take place are real, scattered throughout the U.S.

From New York to California see where you can visit the iconic homes from “Elf,” “Home Alone,” and “A Christmas Story.” 

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