The top 10 most expensive holiday lets from Christmas films

How much would it cost to stay in Kevin McAllister’s family home? Or perhaps Amanda Wood’s luxury L.A mansion? 

Home Alone house
The ‘Home Alone’ house

Some of the most iconic homes in Christmas films have been given a rental value. Holiday rental marketplace Snaptrip have calculated the per night cost to rent each property. 

Using its internal property data, the platform took into account location, size and facilities to calculate the per night price for each home. Unsurprisingly Amanda Hobb’s L.A mansion, featured in the hit Christmas film, The Holiday, tops the list as the costliest rental at £1,570 per night. 

Amana Woods mansion
Amanda Wood’s home in ‘The Holiday’

Properties featured on the list include Iris Simpkin’s iconic Surrey cottage in The Holiday, the McAllister family home from Home Alone and Susan Walker’s dream house in Miracle on 34th Street (1994). 

 The top 10 most expensive holiday lets from Christmas films are:


  1. The Holiday – Amanda Woods’ home in San Marino, California £1,570
  2. Elf – The Hobbs family apartment in New York £1,100
  3. Home Alone – McAllister family home in Illinois £1,065
  4. Miracle on 34th Street (1994) – Susan Walker’s dream house in Illinois £985
  5. The Holiday – Graham Simpkin’s home ‘The Mill House’ in Surrey £870
  6. The Family Stone – The Stone family home in Connecticut £725
  7. A Christmas Story – family house in Cleveland £595
  8. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – The Griswold’s family home in Illinois £489
  9. Love Actually – Jamie’s french holiday house in Var, France £405
  10. The Holiday – Iris Simpkins’ cottage in Surrey £395

Unsurprisingly, the property that is the most expensive to let on a per night basis is Amanda Hobb’s L.A Mansion, located in San Marino, California. San Marino is one of the most affluent residential cities in Los Angeles, and ranked 78th in a list of America’s richest places*. 

The property used in The Holiday has nine bedrooms, five bathrooms and over 10,300 square feet of living space, as well as a large swimming pool and premium location. Snaptrip estimates that it would cost £1,570 a night to let this sprawling mansion. 

The Holiday cottage
Iconic cottage from ‘The Holiday’

The Hobb’s New York family apartment from hit Christmas film, Elf, came in at a close second with a price of £1,100 a night. Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the luxurious property has an elevator and private doorman, as well as a study and spacious kitchen and dining room. 

Snaptrip estimates that the apartment likely has three bedrooms, high ceilings, casement windows and hardwood flooring, which is typical for apartments located in the Art Deco buildings of the Upper West Side. 


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