Hollywood actor Christian Slater is excitedly preparing to be home for the holidays - he's returning to his native New York after selling his Los Angeles property.

The screen star recently sold his five-bedroom Brentwood, California, estate - complete with a pool, spa and studio - for $5.3 million (GBP2.9 million) after purchasing it in 2002.

The sale has left Slater free to return to New York City.