MapHook Launches Interactive Map to Favorite Holiday Movies Filmed in the U.S.

Curated Data Reveals Real-Life Locations of America's Most Beloved Festive Films

WASHINGTON, DC-- December 01, 2014 - The holidays are right around the corner and many Americans will feel nostalgic for their favorite seasonal films in the coming months. To help celebrate this festive time of the year, MapHook, developer of social discovery and location related apps, today launched an interactive map highlighting some of the most beloved real-life locations of America's favorite holiday films. The holiday movie map is part of MapHook's CultureHook portfolio, designed to help people discover more about the area around them. The map displays dynamic pins showing locations made famous in contemporary classics such as "A Christmas Story" and the loveable "Elf," as well as time-honored holiday masterpieces including, "A Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street." The pins contain curated content such as trivia and pictures about the movies and the locations where they were filmed. Whether users are traveling or staying home for the holidays, they can easily discover nearby locations made famous by the films by visiting the map at Additionally, by downloading the MapHook app from iTunes or Google Play, viewers can not only explore the locations, but also comment on the films displayed and add their own favorites to the map.

The holiday movie map features locations of interest such as:

  • Ralphie's family house in Cleveland, OH from "A Christmas Story" (there's a rumor that from the right angle, you can even see the famous, scantily clad Leg Lamp in the windowsill)
  • The NYC building where Buddy the Elf spins and spins in the revolving doors in his excitement in the modern classic "Elf" (just don't tell the doorman MapHook sent you when recreating the famous scene)
  • The Boat House where Sam and Jonah settle down after departing from Chicago in "Sleepless in Seattle"
  • The McCallister family home in Winnetka, IL (if you're looking for Kevin - he might be asleep in the attic)

"We're eager to release our next curated map from our CultureHook portfolio for the holiday season," said Dr. Paul Carter, President of MapHook. "Inspired by the previous success of our San Francisco movie map and NYC TV map, we thought an interactive map highlighting everyone's favorite festive holiday films was an ideal way to continue expanding our portfolio of unique and visually dynamic maps. We are also anticipating that MapHook fans will be inspired to create their own hooks of movies and TV shows filmed in their own backyards, participating in the creation of an even more detailed map."

The MapHook app helps people find, tell and share activities around them. A new version of the app was released earlier this year and includes up-to-date location-related information from popular sources such as Yahoo, Twitter, Yelp, Wikipedia, Foursquare and Groupon, making places of interest, famous locations, events, current pop culture and news trends, and other nearby content easily accessible all in one app based on a user's location.

To learn more about MapHook, visit, and download the app for your iOS or Android device today.

About MapHook:
MapHook is a software applications development firm based in Dulles, Virginia. The MapHook app is a location-based social discovery app that empowers users to find, learn and share real-time, curated information about the places, events and trends near and important to them. For more information, please visit

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