It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The holiday season is officially in full swing. More importantly, the holiday movie season is off and running. From romantic comedies to family classics, there are plenty of titles to choose from for your next movie night. However, it just wouldn’t be the holiday season without sitting down to watch one of the most iconic Christmas films of all time, Home Alone.
The 1990 holiday classic stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, the eight-year-old boy accidentally left at home when his family flies to Paris for Christmas vacation. At first, Kevin enjoys his freedom, eating ice cream at all hours of the day and staying up late to watch scary movies. When his house becomes the target of two burglars, Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern), it’s up to Kevin to defend his house and save Christmas. Experience the Christmas hijinks of Home Alone in the comfort of your own home on a streaming service.
Thankfully, Home Alone can be seen on one of the most popular streaming services in the world, Disney+. Launched in 2019, Disney+ became the streaming home for all Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Television brands — Disney, Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, and National Geographic.
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Absolutely. Holiday movie fans cannot go through these next two months without watching Home Alone. Per Disney+, the official synopsis reads: “When Kevin McCallister is left behind while his family dashes off on a Christmas trip, he is left to defend his family’s home from two bumbling burglars until the relatives return.”
Other featured members of the cast include John Heard, Catherine O’Hara, Roberts Blossom, Devin Ratray, Angela Goethals, Gerry Bamman, Hillary Wolf, and John Candy.
Chris Columbus directs Home Alone based on a script written by John Hughes. Currently, the film registers 67% on the Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes and a critics score of 63 on Metacritic.
Home Alone is available to stream on Disney+.