Home Alone (1990)

Macauley Culkin as Kevin is all tied up in Home Alone

This blockbuster Christmas movie hit centers around Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) a resourceful, quick-witted eight-year-old whose family flies to France for Christmas. Unbeknownst to them, they accidentally leave Kevin behind and before long two dim-witted burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) turn up to rob their house. A battle of wits ensues as the cunning kid sets up elaborate traps for the bumbling burglars.

Neither Columbus (screenwriter of Gremlins) nor writer John Hughes (who also penned Christmas Vacation) are strangers to offbeat Christmas hits and Home Alone was no exception, though it lacks the wit and creativity of their previous holiday-themed efforts.

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