I remember the first time I watched this movie. We were back in my parents’ hometown of Hays, Kansas and they had decided to take all of the cousins to a movie at The Fox Pavilion. The kids chose Home Alone. I can still recall the sound of my dad howling from the balcony during the scene where Marv and Harry get pounded by paint cans.
After years of watching it whenever it was on, wearing our our VHS version, and even trying to recreate the icy front steps at my grandma’s house with cousins (yikes), it’s safe to say I’m obsessed. I mean, I’ve even gone to the house a couple times when I lived in Chicago for photo ops.
So when I heard about the movie being re-released to theaters for a limited run this November, I knew I had to be there to see it all over again on the big screen.
Do these vans get good gas mileage? Did you know that Chris Farley tried out for the part of Santa Claus? Me neither! Here are a few other fun facts about the movie. Looking for something a little more in depth? This piece written by John Hughes’ son should enlighten even those most die-hard fans. Oh yeah, and I just picked up this illustrated children’s book version to give to Evie this holiday season. He definitely has some Kevin McCallister spirit in him…
And let’s not forget about that amazing soundtrack with a score by the legendary John Williams. Merry Christmas, you filthy animal!