Hey guys, long time no blog. I've decided to ease back into the swing of things and since It's December, I thought we would talk about a different Christmas movie every day until the 24th and then bring you all new content in the new year.
The first movie we're going to talk about is a must watch December movie for me and the first I got around to this holiday season and that is, Home Alone (1990).
Strangely enough, Home Alone wasn't a movie I really watched as a kid. It's only become part of my Christmas routine over the past few years. And since I don't have that childhood nostalgia for the movie, the absurdity of the whole plot can get a little much at times but honestly, it's the look of movie that really has made this a staple in our house.
Home Alone is a John Hughes film and the two things Hughes is known for are 80s teen movies and Christmas films. He has a real feel for that seasonal aesthetic and he pulls out all the stops for Home Alone.
The majority of the movie, in particular the family home, is decked out in glorious reds and greens and the result is a beautifully saturated warmth that I just can't get enough of.
If for some reason you're not familiar with Home Alone, the premise is simple, if not a little ludicrous. Kevin McCallister (played by Macaulay Culkin) is a little boy who accidentally gets left home alone when his extended family fly to Paris for the holidays. Not only does Kevin have to learn how to take care of himself while they're gone but he also ends up fighting off a pair of incompetent burglars, The Wet Bandits.
So long as you don't take any of it too seriously, the entire thing ends up being a pretty fun way to spend a couple of hours but as I mentioned, for me it's all about that Christmas vibe and aesthetic that John Hughes captures so well.
The guest appearance from Macaulay's little brother Kieran don't hurt either (so teeny and adorable!)
One to watch if you're looking for some seasonal spirit for sure.