Home Alone is a 90s Christmas classic if there ever was one. An entire generation was brought up on Macaulay Culkin’s precocious Kevin McCallister and his pranks. The film that taught children to trust their instincts and suspect adults was an instant, record-breaking hit. With industry giants like Chris Columbus and John Hughes at the helm – this movie was a surefire success, but it exceeded all expectations. Along the way, it also became the classic Christmas movie its known as today.
But before you revisit this timeless comedy for the umpteenth time this Christmas, read ahead. There are some facts and juicy behind-the-scenes anecdotes not even the most die-hard fans know!
1. Uncle Buck Inspired Home Alone
Uncle Buck was a big hit in 1989 – the John Candy movie about everyone’s least favorite relative struck a chord with audiences. After all, being stuck with an obnoxious relative is one of the most universal nags out there.
The film also proved to be an essential breakthrough for young Macaulay Culkin. Culkin was barely eight-years-old when he landed the role of Little Miles in the John Hughes classic. Hughes was very impressed with Culkin’s performance. He even included an Uncle Buck inspired scene in Home Alone! In the 1989 film, Culkin interrogates a babysitter through a mail slot. In Home Alone, he confronts Daniel Stern through a doggie door.