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What’s It Like Staying At The Original ‘Home Alone’ House? Four Lucky Guests Can Tell You

What’s It Like Staying At The Original ‘Home Alone’ House? Four Lucky Guests Can Tell You

Merry Christmas, you filthy animals! To get into the festive spirit, Airbnb offered four lucky guests the chance to walk in Kevin McCallister’s shoes and around his house for one night.

While nobody actually stayed home alone, like Kevin – portrayed by Macauley Culkin – did in the 1990s Christmas classic, they definitely lived in a real-life Christmas movie by staying at the famous McCallister family home.

Welcomed by Devin Ratray, who played Kevin’s Big Brother Buzz, guests indulged in pizza and had a real-life tarantula in the house, to complement the full nine yards Home Alone experience for a winter night.

The stay was only $25USD (plus tax) per person, and the four guests enjoyed 90s junk food – just like Kevin when discovering he had the house to himself in the movie – and were even able to set up their own booby traps and pranks, in the same way that Kevin did to scare off burglars known as “The West Bandits,” aka Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern).

The house is originally located in the Chicago suburbs in Winnetka, Illinois, and it’s described by Buzz in the Airbnb listing as, ‘’the most boring street in the United States of America.” Yet certainly not boring for fans of the movie. The privately-owned house entirely booked on the same day it was made available on Airbnb, report NBC Chicago.

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The guests had to abide by local COVID regulations and were invited to watch the latest release of the series, Home Sweet Home Alone. Nevertheless, a true movie-like Christmas night for the movie fanatics!

‘’Though we’re older and wiser now, we’re never too old for holiday hijinks,’’ is written in the about section of the listing, managed by Buzz.

This isn’t the first time that Airbnb has offered a stay with a pop culture reference. A marketing strategy by a company that has suffered from the pandemic, as reported by the New York Times, Airbnb has been targeting movie fanatics with its wide variety of unique one-night stays – ranging from Carrie’s Sex & the City dream New York apartment to its most recent offer of a nostalgic Christmas experience at the McCallister home.  

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