Over the Christmas period, families and friends will be gathered together to watch and rewatch the classic festive films and TV specials.
One universal theme that spans almost all of these is the idea of home, with the main protagonists usually racing to get back in time for Christmas, or coming to realise the value of having your loved ones under one roof.
This is often portrayed with a cosy well-lit fireplace, lights and decorations, mince pies, and mountains of presents under the tree.
Birmingham-based estate agents Barrows & Forrester has taken a look at some of the most famous homes from our favourite Christmas TV shows and films, to reveal which is the most valuable in today’s market.
1. Edina Monsoon’s townhouse in Absolutely Fabulous – Holland Park, London – £3.3m
The most valuable home on the list is Edina Monsoon’s Holland Park townhouse from the classic British sitcom, Absolutely Fabulous, which has given us numerous Christmas specials over the years.
The average price for a property in London’s Holland Park area is just over £1.2m, but a townhouse like Edina’s home in the show would set you back something closer to £3.3m.
2. Sherlock Holmes’ apartment – Baker Street, London - £2.7m
A short hop across town from Edina’s place is one of the most famous addresses in the world, home to one of the most well-loved detectives.
Number 221B Baker Street in London’s NW1 is home to Sherlock Holmes, but the owner of the property is actually his loyal friend and landlady, Mrs Hudson.
Today, the average price of a property in NW1 is £858,000, but the average for terraced property like Sherlock’s is estimated to be £2.7m, Barrow & Forrester said.
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3. McCallister family home in Home Alone - Chicago suburbs – £1.8m
Across the pond, we find the McCallister family home in which Kevin finds himself all on his own and under threat from dastardly burglars in the all-time Christmas classic, Home Alone.
The large detached house is located in Winnetka in the Chicago suburbs, and estimated to be worth around £1.8m.
4. Buddy’s dad’s apartment in Elf - Manhattan, New York City - £1.3m
When Buddy, the oversized elf from Will Ferrell’s modern Christmas classic, leaves the North Pole to track down his dad in Manhattan, New York City, he finds him living in an upmarket apartment overlooking Central Park.
Today, this impressive home is estimated to be worth £1.3m.
5. Bridget Jones – Borough Market flat, London – £878,000
Unlucky in love but lucky in property investment, Bridget Jones lives in a one-bed flat in London’s popular Borough Market. According to the estate agents, the home has an estimated value of £878,000.
6. Will Freeman’s bachelor pad in About A Boy – East London – £859,000
In About a Boy, Hugh Grant plays the wealthy but bored Will Freeman and lives in a bachelor pad in London’s EC1 postcode, purchased with his dad’s music royalty money. It’s worth an estimated value of £859,000.
7. Iris’s cottage in The Holiday – Surrey – £719,000
The almost comically picturesque Surrey cottage owned by Kate Winslet’s character, Iris, in The Holiday has a modern value of £719,000. In the film, it’s Cameron Diaz’s Amanda who spends most of the time in the country cottage.
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8. Dursley Family home in Harry Potter – Bracknell – £435,000
Number 4 Privet Drive is home to the Dursley family and also the famous boy-wizard Harry Potter before he was aware of who he was and where he came from. It is believed to be located in Bracknell and therefore has a modern value of £435,000.
9. Del Boy’s flat in Only Fools And Horses – Peckham – £423,000
Del Boy’s flat in Nelson Mandela House, Peckham, which he shares with grandad and then Uncle Albert, is worth £423,000 on today’s market.
10. Gwen’s home in Gavin & Stacey – Barry – £199,000
Finally, the most affordable Christmas house on the list is that belonging to the titular Stacey and her mum, Gwen, in Gavin & Stacey. Located in Barry in South Wales, the terraced home has an estimated value of £199,000.