Let’s be honest, few people are as synonymous with Christmastime as Macauley Culkin: he’s up there with Mariah Carey and Noddy Holder in the entertainment festive holy trinity.
In Home Alone, he lives every child’s ill-advised wish of being left without supervision, when his parents accidentally jet off to Paris for the holidays without him.
This modest Christmas comedy became a phenomenal money-making machine – like the aforementioned Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You it’s a festive freight train that comes ploughing through the cultural landscape in December each year.
Surprisingly violent in a cartoon-like way, it’s a celebration of enterprise that captured the heart and wickedness of every child (and nostalgic millennial) on the planet.
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