RISMEDIA, Dec. 19, 2007-REALTOR.com is hauling out the holly and settling down with popcorn to take in a few favorite holiday movies and learn more about the neighborhoods in which these heartwarming classics are set. Using their new neighborhood search feature, Find a Neighborhood, join in on their walk down Christmas memory lane with these top five holiday film locations.
Home Alone — Winnetka, Ill.
Eight year old Kevin is accidentally left behind by his family on Christmas and ends up defending the family’s home from the notorious “Wet Bandits.” Located 30 minutes north of Chicago in Winnetka, Illinois, the house “stars” as a booby-trapped haven for the imaginative boy, while the local pharmacy, railroad, bridge, church and ice rink “play” supporting roles. Explore Winnetka, Illinois on REALTOR.com at:
A Christmas Story — Cleveland, Ohio
After being home alone with Kevin in Winnetka, join Raphine, an eager boy who longs for a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. His quaint neighborhood on the outskirts of Cleveland, Ohio, may look a little different now than
in Ralphie’s 1940s era, but it still holds a timeless appeal. Visit Cleveland on REALTOR.com at: http://neighborhoods.Realtor.com/NA/334/Metro
Miracle on 34th Street — Long Island, N.Y.
This heart-warming tale of a department store Santa determined to prove his identity was filmed mostly in New York City. But the 1940s house that’s home to little Susan and her mother, Doris, is located in the suburbs on the north shore of Long Island, N.Y. Visit Long Island on REATLOR.com at:
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation — Breckenridge, Colo.
Grab your skis and visit this movie hometown in Breckenridge, Colo., where mayhem ensues after America’s most trouble-prone family, the Griswolds, invite the entire clan to their house for a “fun-filled, old-fashioned family Christmas.” Visit Breckenridge on REALTOR.com at: http://neighborhoods.Realtor.com/CO/Breckenridge/Breckenridge/450621/Summary
It’s a Wonderful Life — Beverly Hills, Calif.
In this sentimental classic, George Bailey thinks everyone’s life would be better if he was never born. But Clarence, the convincing angel, shows him otherwise. While the town of Bedford Falls is imaginary, a portion of this movie was filmed in Beverly Hills, Calif. Visit Beverly Hills on REALTOR.com at:
http://neighborhoods.Realtor.com/CA/Los-angeles/Beverly-hills/439077/Summary, where life is still wonderful — and warm.
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