Inside the REAL Home Alone film house in Chicago as it looks now – and you can stay in it

THIS time of year might be all about turkey, presents and trees – but nothing says Christmas like Home Alone's Kevin McCallister screaming in the halls of his parents' enormous house.

The movie, which many Brits watch religiously every Christmas season, is now a staggering 31 years old – and the home where it was shot is still going strong.


In fact, the multi-million dollar Georgian mansion is now available to rent, for one night only, on Air BnB.

Of course, the super-rich McCallisters don't actually live there – or perhaps they're still stuck in Paris.

But you can, as part of a clever promo, on December 12, and organisers have promised a warm welcome rather than, say, an iron to the face or a blowtorch to the head.

Many of the rooms will still be instantly familiar to fans as the places where Kevin, played by Macaulay Culkin – who is now 41, foiled bungling burglars Harry and Marv.

Let's take a look around how the home, in Chicago, USA, looks these days…


Fancy staircase

Eight-year-old Kevin managed to escape from the house by sliding down its famous staircase on a tray and catapulting himself through the front door.

In the movie, the house's steps were coated in red carpet, with equally festive wallpaper plastered all over the entrance area.

New owners had swapped the chintzy style for muted stairs and calming grey walls but now the festive flair is back.

With stockings hanging up, there's plenty for burglars to steal. Though surely the Wet Bandits are in an old folks' home now.


Kevin's parents' bedroom

Once he realised the house was his, Kevin swapped his room for his parents', a place so ornately decorated it would make even Donald Trump blush.

There was a four-poster bed, a huge TV and even a whacking great fireplace alongside some very dubious wallpaper.

These days the style is a lot more stripped-back – but fans will be delighted to know the mansion's master suite has kept its four-poster bed all these years later.


Lounge area

The McCallister living room was so grand it has a massive dining room with plenty of room for Buzz, Jeff, Megan, Linnie and – when they hadn't forgotten him – Kevin.

The owners of the Illinois house had toned down their choice of wallpaper compared to the one on show in the film – but now the floral walls are back.

It's almost like 1990 never left us – but it seems Father Christmas still hasn't been.

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The kitchen in the Christmas movie was all festive reds and greensCredit: 20th Century Fox
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These days the cabinets are gleaming white with dark tiles on the wallsCredit: Coldwell Banker

Swish kitchen

The family's kitchen was once so dark it was perfect for hiding from the world's most determined burglars.

However, things look very different when we last checked in – with the red and green colour scheme binned in favour of gleaming white cupboards.

Spotlights have also been added and the kitchen island – a must for any American movie in the 90s – is now topped with marble rather than tiles.

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