It’s the most wonderful time of the year when you can curl up on the couch to watch a classic holiday movie, or in our case, put it on as background noise while wrapping presents! (Be honest, you know you’ve done that too!) Have you ever wondered what some of your favorite movie characters look like now? Whether they’re all grown up or aging gracefully, your pals at Homes.com imagined their current looks, and what their new home would look like. From their house hunting must-haves to their nice-to-haves we’ve covered it all!
Kevin McCallister from Home Alone
Kevin McCallister and his family learned their lesson about leaving a child home alone, and letting a child get lost in the Big City. Despite those two minor hiccups, Kevin and the crew stayed in the good graces of Child Protective Services, so much so that now HE has a new career with the agency! Since he’s all grown up and has a family of his own, Kevin’s main priorities these days are home security and maintaining his large, well-manicured lawn. Just like his childhood home, Kevin found a large home that his children can get lost in, and he can have the space he needs after a long days’ work.
Clark and Ellen Griswold from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
After years of epic family vacations, Clark and Ellen Griswold are realizing their expansive two-story home in the Chicago suburbs no longer suits their needs. What are they to do? Downsize and possibly relocate to a more amicable climate? Perhaps something on the sunny shores of California or even Arizona with low humidity – both of which are good for joint health. Instead of a traditional two-story brick home, the Griswolds favor a quaint, mid-century ranch or a townhome with a groundskeeping crew, allowing Clark and Ellen an opportunity to enjoy their retirement and grandchildren.
Scott and Charlie Calvin from The Santa Clause
Scott and Charlie Calvin are both older and wiser since their magical encounter in the North Pole. Now in different stages of their lives, they’re both transitioning and looking for homes suitable for their separate lifestyles. Scott is still running the North Pole as Santa, but travels back and forth to visit Charlie. With this in mind, Charlie is searching for a home that fits his father’s needs as well as his own. As a newly married millennial who still resides in Lakeside, Illinois, Charlie hopes to start his own family in the near future. Taking this into consideration, Charlie’s needs and wants for his new home looks a little like this:
Ralphie Parker from A Christmas Story
Since receiving the “best present he would ever receive,” an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle, Ralphie Parker is now 44-years-old and has a family of his own. He’s on the hunt for a house in Hohman, Indiana. Residing with his aging parents and young children, Ralphie is looking for a house with ample space as well as an in-law suite. To avoid disasters with a furnace and the neighborhood dogs, Ralphie and his family are looking for new, energy efficient appliances as well as a privacy fenced-in yard.
Despite all the soap treatments, and Ralphie’s dreams of him going blind from them, he has a clear vision of his must-have and nice-to-have features in their future home. Well, not exactly clear. He still owns a pair of those spiffy black-framed glasses. And speaking of old memorabilia, he might even buy his old man another leg lamp for Christmas. 😉
Frosty from Frosty the Snowman
Frosty and Santa are still hanging out at the North Pole through the warm months; however, every winter he returns to Colorado to see his closest friends! He’s now looking for a permanent vacation house in the snowy mountains. Though the children are all grown up, Professor Hinkle and Frosty still put on magic shows for the whole town to keep the spirit alive.
There you have it, folks! We hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane with classic movies and imagining with us what they would need in their current homes. When you’re ready to find your dream home for watching these classic movies, your pals at Homes.com can help! Our industry-first photo search tool, Snap and Search, can help you find a house that looks just like one of the homes on our list. Until next time – Happy House Hunting and Happy Holidays from Homes.com!