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Monday, December 9, 2013

25 Days of Christmas Movies - Day 9 - Home Alone

This was on last night so had to go with Home Alone (1990) for Day 9 of 25 Days of Christmas Movies. Never was a child actor more suited to a role than Macaulay Culkin in this movie. He is unforgettable as Kevin McCallister. When Kevin gets left at home during the chaos of his family leaving for a trip over Christmas, it’s up to him to save his house from the Wet Bandits (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern).

And he does in hilarious fashion, including: blow torches, falling irons, icy steps, toy cars, flying paint cans and even a tarantula. If you don’t laugh through the entire torture sequence of the bandits trying to get into the house, you’re not human. Meanwhile, Kevin’s frantic mom (Catherine O’Hara) is desperately trying to get home to her son. It’s probably every parent worst nightmare and Catherine O’Hara is brilliant. I especially love the part where she's stuck in a van with a traveling Polka Band, headed by John Candy. This movie will never get old.