Miniature House in Christmas Vacation

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  1. Jim Dalton

    Jim Dalton Stunt Coordinator

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    My wife and I would love to get that miniature house they feature in the movie Christmas Vacation.

    Does anyone know who deals in such an item?

    Jim
     
  2. James Zubb

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    The house where they open the doors and windows counting down the days? That is called an Advent Calendar. I don't know where you can get one like that (it is a nice one), most I have seen are cheap paper ones. I think they originated in Germany so maybe one of the German HTF members could help out? I hope that at least helps the search.
     
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    If you have any Christmas specialty shops around you, try there. I saw one locally a few years ago that was kind of similar, but rather pricey. I believe it was around $350-400. I'd like a nice Advent Calendar for the kids, but that was a bit more than I wanted to spend.

    A bit off topic, but Lego used to release an Advent Calendar (although I don't think they referred to it as an Advent Calendar). Each door hid a Christmas-themed Lego mini-set. It cost around $20, and my son loved it.
     
  4. Jim Dalton

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    That was one of those terms that escaped me at the time. [​IMG]

    I've been looking but to no avail for a good advent house and am toying with the idea of building one myself. I figure this will be a many-months project but if I get the wife involved, it will be something we do together.

    Judging by the links I've found thus far on the web, I am not the only one looking for this item.

    Thanks for the repsonses.[​IMG]
     
  5. Nick Totoro

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    Try a religious bookstore, probably a Catholic bookstore in particular. If there is something local to you (can't imagine there isn't one with all those Irish and Italians in your neck of the woods), take a look and see what they have.

    Nick
     
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    I know this post is older but if any of you are still looking for a Replica of the "Christmas Vacation" Advent House - Check this site: ChristmasAdventHouse.com

    The House costs $595.00 plus actual shipping cost. It's made with real brick and mortar.

    Hope this helps.
    Jacqueline
     

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