Home Alone is one of the most fondly remembered of writer Jon Hughes’ movies. It’s blend of slapstick and chaotic childlike glee has made it a holiday season classic, and it can be credited for singlehandedly launching the career of Macaulay Culkin. If you feel particularly nostalgic for the film’s warm tones and burglar-busting traps this holiday season, and happen to live in Chicago, then Airbnb has a tempting offer on deck.
This month, Airbnb will be renting out the actual house used in Home Alone, located in the suburbs of Chicago, for one night only on December 12 to up to four guests. The night will only cost $25 for the whole experience, and will be going up for rental on December 7. The house will be decked out in Christmas decorations, 90s memorabilia, and a few good-natured traps to evade.
The event will be hosted by actor Devin Ratray, who played Kevin’s older brother Buzz McCallister in the film. “You may not remember me as particularly accommodating,” Ratray said in an in-character statement. “But I’ve grown up, and I’d be happy to share my family home — my pizza, even — with you this holiday season. Just try not to let my tarantula, Axl, loose this time.”
Home Alone house available to book on Airbnb https://t.co/Ocsgg4wS6V
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“You’ve seen the movie so many times, you’ve seen the Christmas tree in the front room, you’ve seen the staircase, people running up and down, you’ve seen the kitchen where Buzz lovingly barfed up all the cheese pizza. Now you get to walk through that,” he added.
“This holiday season, we’re playing by my little bro’s rules, so feel free to eat junk food, watch rubbish on TV, borrow my dad’s aftershave and choose your own adventure with a legendary battle plan as a guide,” Ratray concludes. “Just stay out of my room, okay?”