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Property: The 10 most valuable Christmas movie homes

A gingerbread version of the Home Alone property. Photo: Matt Alexander/PA
A gingerbread version of the Home Alone property. Photo: Matt Alexander/PA (Matt Alexander/PA)

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.

Average price estimates were sourced from PropetyData, Home, Rightmove (RMV.L), Zillow (Z), The Land registry and Realtor.

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1. Edina Monsoon’s townhouse in Absolutely Fabulous – Holland Park, London – £3.3m

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25:  Jennifer Saunders (L) and Joanna Lumley as Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone from Absolutely Fabulous attend the Stella McCartney Christmas Lights switch on at the Stella McCartney Bruton Street Store on November 25, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Stella McCartney)
Jennifer Saunders (L) and Joanna Lumley (R) as Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone from Absolutely Fabulous. The show was set in Eddy's townhouse in Holland Park . Photo: Dave Benett/Getty (David M. Benett via Getty Images)

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

sherlock holmes museum 221b baker street london, england uk
Sherlock Holmes house at 221b Baker Street, London. Photo: Getty (JoeFox Liverpool, Radharc Images)

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

The house from the film Home Alone
The house from the film Home Alone. Photo courtesy of Airbnb. (Airbnb)

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.

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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

The Globe pub in Borough Market selling takeaway drinks to a queue of people who congregate outside under coronavirus lockdown on 1st July 2020 in London, England, United Kingdom. Pubs have used this technique to remain in business to a degree while they are not allowed to open. As the July deadline approaces and government will relax it's lockdown rules further, the central London remains very quiet, while some non-essential shops are allowed to open with individual shops setting up 'social distancing' systems. (photo by Mike Kemp/In PIctures via Getty Images)
In the movie Bridget Jones lived in a one bed flat about The Globe pub in Borough Market. Photo: Mike Kemp/In PIctures/Getty (Mike Kemp via Getty Images)

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

4 Privet Drive, Harry's House, at the Harry Potter Studios at Leavesden, London, UK
4 Privet Drive, Harry's House, at the Harry Potter Studios at Leavesden, London, UK (Vic Kearley)

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.

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