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Every December, the Home Alone quotes start to flow out of everyone’s mouths. The John Hughes classic came out in 1990, but it still persists as one of the most popular Christmas movies.

Home Alone

Kevin McCallister was the most resourceful and clever eight-year-old the world has ever seen. Macaulay Culkin nailed the role with a completely unrattled appearance despite his character’s outrageous situation being left alone with a mansion to himself.

Harry and Marv were the perfect comedy villains. They had the cruel intentions to scare an eight-year-old, but their uneven dynamic and constant susceptibility for foolish accidents eliminated any real intensity from the movie.

Sequels might not be the best movies generally, but it says a lot about the popularity of a movie if a sequel comes out just two years after the original. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York recreated the same jokes from the original without thinking too hard.

The Most Absurd Plot

Just like plenty of great movies, Home Alone requires viewers to overlook some glaring plot holes. The absurdity of the movie’s premise makes it unlikely that the entire plot will seem realistic.

The family members additionally mishandle just about way they could have possibly addressed the situation. Don’t they have any friends who don’t live on their street ? They could’ve simply driven over to the house and eliminated the entire problem temporarily.

What about their family dynamic? Why do they alienate Kevin and completely avoid blaming his older brother for picking on him? Was it so outrageous that an eight-year-old wasn’t getting along with a big group of older siblings?

Memorable Scenes in Home Alone

Beyond the plot holes and the awkward family dynamic, Kevin managed to keep the audience laughing with an incredible master plan to keep Harry and Marv from pulling off their Christmas heist.

The evil genius managed to smash two adults in the face with paint cans, send both of them sliding down greased stairs, and release a tarantula as his secret weapon at the most opportune time.

  • Uncle Frank

    “Look what you did, you little jerk.”

    Uncle Frank really didn’t like Kevin, did he? He’s talking to his eight-year-old nephew who’s mad about his older brother picking on him.

  • Sleeping Past Alarm


    “You be positive. I’ll be realistic.”

    Another beauty from Uncle Frank.

  • I Made My Family Disappear


    “Kevin, you’re what the French call les incompetents.”

    A kid with no supervision has a lot at his disposal. The weird part is that the memories in his head don’t match the actual scenes from earlier in the movie.

  • Angels With Filthy Souls


    “Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal.”

    How likely was it that the pizza delivery guy’s responses actually aligned with the gangster from Angels With Filthy Souls?

  • Snakes? I Don't Know No Snakes


    “I’m gona give ‘til the count of 10 to get your ugly, yellow, no good keister off my property.”

    Snakes is a great nickname, in any circumstance.

  • This Is My House. I Have To Defend It.


    It was a strange decision. You have to respect Kevin though. Telling the cops would’ve been the easy way out, as logical as it seemed.

  • Harry & Marv Don't Know What Hit Them


    How many viewers recognized what all the traps were supposed to be when Kevin set them up? It might’ve been funnier if you didn’t know.

  • The Paint Can Trap


    “O, you’re missing some teeth.”

    Kevin made it personal when he knocked out Harry’s gold tooth. The chase continued!

  • The Turantula


    “I got you! I got him, Harry!”

    That thing was crawling around the house pretty much the entire movie. Luckily, Buzz fed it well before the family went on vacation.

  • A Bad Idea


    “I’m down here, you big horse’s ass.”

    Kevin could’ve just made the call when he found out they were planning a burglary. If he did, we wouldn’t have one of the greatest Christmas movies in history.

  • A Lighter Christmas Feeling


    “Kevin, what did you do to my room?”

    Don’t forget that Kevin’s plan would’ve fallen apart completely if it wasn’t for the shovel slayer. The final scene is the most Christmas-y part of the entire movie.

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