Ever wondered how much it would cost to stay in homes from iconic Christmas films?


Tis the season to snuggle on the sofa, grab a mince pie, glass of mulled wine, and binge on your favourite Christmas films. While indulging in all of the festivities the holiday season brings, do you ever wonder what it would be like to stay in some of the wonderful homes you see on the silver screen?

Well, we did, so thought it would be fun to find out how much it would cost to stay in the homes featured in the most iconic Christmas films, and rank them by cost per night.

Most of these homes aren’t actually available to rent privately (sadly!), but being in the business we’re in, we were able to calculate estimates for each based on the location, square footage and facilities such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. We also took into account the fame-factor each property has, which results in a premium price tag.

Unsurprisingly, Amanda Wood’s L.A mansion from the hit Christmas film, The Holiday, comes out on top, with a whopping cost of £1,570 a night. Some might be pleasantly surprised to see that Iris Simpkin’s idyllic Surrey cottage would cost just £395 a night, and Jamie’s French escape from Love Actually is priced at a very affordable £405 a night.

Without further ado, here’s the full list

  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


Amanda Woods’ L.A Mansion, is located in San Marino, California, which 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. 

The Hobb’s New York family apartment is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, has an elevator and private doorman, as well as a study and spacious kitchen and dining room.

We estimate 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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Matt Fox, CEO and co-founder of Snaptrip.com, said, 

“It’s common for films to feature amazing properties, that often either leave adults stumped as to how on earth these characters afford such a home or curious as to how much it would cost to stay there. So, we thought with our expertise and knowledge, and Christmas around the corner, it would be fun to find out how much a night’s stay would be in some of the most iconic Christmas film homes!

“Unsurprisingly the L.A mansion from The Holiday tops the list, with its premium location and luxurious amenities, you really would be paying big bucks to let this property. Some might be surprised that a four-bedroom villa in France costs just £10 more than a two-bedroom cottage in Surrey, but as ever, location is often what makes a property expensive.”