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We finally figured out what the parents in ‘Home Alone’ did for a living

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Every year most of us begin consuming the same handful of holiday movies, be it newly-christened Will Ferrell classic “Elf,” the riotous “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” or the OG standard “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

One of the most popular of them all is 1990’s “Home Alone” starring Macaulay Culkin as a vicious rich boy that tortures a pair of hapless dimwitted criminals via a series of violent booby traps in and around his home.

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Or it’s about two would-be child killers getting their comeuppance thanks to a young boy’s cunning and MacGyver-esque knack for using everyday household items to protect himself while in peril. Lesser children would have been but a horrific headline in the days after Christmas, a horror story for parents everywhere.

Those of us who’ve spent most of our lives watching the film have always asked the same question though: How the heck did Kevin McCallister’s father and mother afford to send such a large family (13 or so people) on an expensive, first class Christmas trip to Paris while also owning such a large, spacious home?

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Well, a handful of movie sleuths on Reddit were able to put the question to rest somewhat by sharing an important, somewhat-hidden tidbit of “Home Alone” history with fellow Redditors.

A Home Alone Wiki also explains how its Peter’s brother, Rob McCallister, that pays for all the flights for the family. Now what the hell does he do?

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According to the official novelization of the film – written by Todd Strasser as a quick promotional tie-in – Mr. Peter McCallister is a prominent businessman (maybe a day trader?) and Mrs. Kate McCallister is a fashion designer, thus all the mannequins that Kevin was able to use in the party scene.

She probably wasn’t a couture designer, though. Likely she was designing outfits for Chico’s or Dress Barn. We also learned via the novelization that brother Buzz’s pet tarantula is named as Axl.

One Reddit theory goes that Mr. McCallister could likely be in the mob or something along those lines. It makes sense after a few beers. Another theory has Uncle Frank (Look what you did you little jerk!”) actually hiring the Wet Bandits to rob the McCallister home.

Once again we get a headful of screenwriter John Hughes’ obsession with upper middle class suburban families from the Chicago area.

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So yes, the McCallister family (on Rob’s dime) could afford a fancy Parisian vacation over Christmas.

That still doesn’t explain why they couldn’t collectively rustle up a cop, a personal assistant or even a relative in another town to go check up on their forgotten little boy for the three days he was left at their home.

Of course most of us looking back at a nearly 30-year-old movie and complaining about a Mr. McCallister’s success (and that of his brother, too) and his large home are millennials that usually get suspicious when we see others doing so well for themselves. We just assume some sort of shady dealing is happening and not old-fashioned hard work paying off.

Some of us are still doing the math on the family pizza order too. We also want to know why the family couldn’t have left Buzz at home instead.

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But back to the novelization industry for a second…

At one time, novelizations were a key component of a larger film’s promotional push. In the days when it sometimes took almost a year for a movie to hit home video, having a document of the film’s story was important for fans. A movie coming today will be at your local Redbox or streaming by February or March depending on its box office success.

Some derivative novels had extra information about the characters or plot lines that were left out of the movie seen on screen.

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Some films still have novelizations or at least graphic novels on the market to quench the thirst of fans. You could also read the novelization at school and it still counted as reading, even if it was about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

One of the best examples of a novelization gone right was the one released for “Star Wars” in 1977. This gave birth to a whole new level of fan fiction and further cemented the nerdy lore of the franchise to come. The author, Alan Dean Foster, was able to take unused ideas from the film and add them to the narrative.

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Later on, the “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” novel by William Kotzwinkle actually took readers into the mind of the little alien guy so we could see how he felt about what he was going through.

Back in 2014, Vanity Fair wrote about the novelization industry, which mentions the “Home Alone” book among others. The stories are usually great work for young, upcoming writers who need to a flesh out their chops on a medium scale. Most writers get to speak extensively to directors and screenwriters to make sure their story matches up with what is on screen.

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Why did it take us so long to notice this, eh? (Picture: Twentieth Century Fox)

We’ve all wondered at some stage in our lives what Kevin McCallister’s dad did for a living in Home Alone.

We never find out what this day job is, but apparently it’s pretty swanky to afford a plush mansion (surely worth a few bob), five kids, a wife who can afford to stay at home and look after said five kids, plus a trip to France, including first class seats.

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Now one fan theory related to the 1990 classic starring Macaulay Culkin in the role of Kevin has resurfaced that has us shaken and stirred and on first glance it appeared a pretty iron-clad theory about what Peter McCallister does for a living.

On Reddit, where all great theories form, one fan of the franchise put forth their theory of what old mate Pete does to make ends meet and apparently he’s a hardcore crim.

The look of a mobster’s wife (Picture: Rex Features)

‘Home Alone is one of my favorite movies of all time and as such, I’ve seen it about a million times,’ they began, proving their worth in shovelling such a theory forward. ‘Watching it over the years you start to realize things that didn’t pop out as a kid. One of the things I noticed was that Kevin’s dad, Peter, has something fishy going on. My theory is that he’s some kind of mid level criminal for the mob or something.’

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Oh they wasted no time in giving us a piece of the pie, did they?

But why do they feel this way?

‘First, the very first time we see Peter is when Harry is dressed as a cop scoping the place out. Peter is WAY defensive in this interaction. All Harry does is ask If he’s the owner of the house and Peter jumps straight to “Am I in some Kind of trouble officer?”. The look in his face is on edge the whole time he’s talking to Harry.

‘Secondly, we never find out what he does. They don’t mention where he works, or his background, or anything. Now in the book adaptation of the movie they say something about him being in “business”. That’s pretty vague. But Peter makes enough money to have a wife that doesn’t work and like 5 kids. He also has a house that is worth like 1.5 million.’

Remember the way she pushed that innocent lady off the payphone? (Picture: Rex Features)

This Redditer then explains Harry calls the McCallister mansion The Silver Tuna and’the big score’, meaning there is a lot of worth in robbing the joint – even though there isn’t anything particularly flashy or grand about the place. It’s just big.

‘Finally, this one is kind of weak, but look at how his family carries themselves. Kevin’s mom is a cold emotionally dead bitch who says terrible things to her 8 year old son. Buzz is a fucking psychopath, who is probably set up to follow in his dad’s footsteps. Uncle Franks is obviously a crook of some kind. Then there’s Kevin, who seems completely ok with killing two robbers. I don’t think his intent was to “bonk them on the noggin”. He was out for blood. I mean when I was 8 I knew that if I dropped an iron on someones head from 20 ft they would die.’

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Yeah okay, look he’s not wrong, but still a bit of a long bow…

They concluded: ‘Plus, the whole family has terrible manners. Just look at the scene when Kevin’s mom is trying to use the pay phone in Paris and a woman is already using it. The whole family just muscles the poor woman off the phone.’

Then there’s Kevin, who seems completely ok with killing two robbers. I don’t think his intent was to “bonk them on the noggin”. He was out for blood.

That was all their ‘hard evidence’ before he threw this in for good measure: ‘Also this jumps to the second film, but remember how much cash was in his bag that Kevin ended up with? He had thousands of dollars in cash. The early 90’s were the time of travelers checks, plus they weren’t leaving the country, so there wasn’t a ton of reason to bring that much cash, unless you’re a criminal who deals in cash.’

Fans were offering up their own thoughts on the whole palaver.

One said: ‘Usually on here people here make up a scenario and try to force the story to fit it. this one was really convincing.’

Another mentioned the scene when the pizza delivery guy was the target of a recording of a old timey film shooting to scare off the potential robbers.

They said: ‘I believe that the Pizza Delivery scene really ties into this as well. The delivery kid’s reaction wasn’t “this stupid guy is playing a joke” or “this is a recording” or something along those lines. He knew this house. He knew who lived here.

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‘Even if he didn’t know the specifics, he knew this was a mobster’s house. That’s why his reaction wasn’t to be skeptical and why he thought it was real. (sic)’

Don’t mind us, our brain is now just in overdrive and scrambling to find a version of the film to watch just for nostalgia’s sake.

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“Kevin! You spent $967 on room service?!””

Peter McCallister was the father of Kevin, Buzz, Megan, Linnie and Jeff McCallister. He was the brother of Frank and Rob McCallister as well as the husband of ​Kate McCallister.

BiographyEdit

Trip to ParisEdit

While packing for the family vacation to Paris, Peter wondered to his wife how he was supposed to shave in France, to which she suggested he grow a goatee.

Following a power outage, the family accidentally slept in. In the midst of their rush to leave, they left Kevin behind on accident.

After arriving in France, having realized the family left behind Kevin, he tried to call their neighbors, including the Murphys, asking about Kevin and his whereabouts. He then told his brother, Frank, that he could not find anyone; they had all gone shopping, and that no one was home for the Christmas holidays.

Later, after the family arrived back home on Christmas Day, after hearing that Kevin had gone shopping and got some milk, eggs and fabric softener, Peter remarked, “What else did you do while we were away?” Kevin replied that he “just hung around.” Peter then found a gold tooth and wondered what it was.

Trip to FloridaEdit

While preparing for the trip to Florida the following year, Peter looked for the batteries for a camcorder. As he found them, he accidentally reset his alarm clock.

At that evening’s Christmas pageant, when Buzz pulled a trick on Kevin using candlesticks, Peter, along with Kate, Leslie, the conductor and the piano lady, was not laughing.

Later, when Kevin tried to walk out of the family meeting, Peter threatened to send him to the third floor; however, he ultimately went by himself. Peter, along with Kate are shocked after Kevin calls Frank a cheapskate. The next morning, during the family’s rush to their plane, Kevin accidentally boarded a flight to New York.

After tracking down Kevin after he used one of Peter’s credit cards, the family traveled to the city and confronted the staff for letting Kevin check in without an adult and scaring him off and eventually stayed at the Plaza Hotel with Kate searching for Kevin alone. Then, after the bill from Kevin’s original stay at the Plaza Hotel came, Buzz read it and gave it to Peter. Peter then read the bill and yelled, “Kevin! You spent $967 on room service?!”

The McCallister family

Peter and Kate’s family

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Frank • Leslie • Tracy • Rod • Sondra • Brooke • Fuller

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Rob • Georgette • Heather • Twins • Steffan

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Home Alone – Peter McCallister is a criminal.

Home Alone is one of my favorite movies of all time and as such, I’ve seen it about a million times. Watching it over the years you start to realize things that didn’t pop out as a kid. One of the things I noticed was that Kevin’s dad, Peter, has something fishy going on. My theory is that he’s some kind of mid level criminal for the mob or something.

First, the very first time we see Peter is when Harry is dressed as a cop scoping the place out. Peter is WAY defensive in this interaction. All Harry does is ask If he’s the owner of the house and Peter jumps straight to “Am I in some Kind of trouble officer?”. The look in his face is on edge the whole time he’s talking to Harry.

Secondly, we never find out what he does. They don’t mention where he works, or his background, or anything. Now in the the book adaptation of the movie they say something about him being in “business”. That’s pretty vague. But Peter makes enough money to have a wife that doesn’t work and like 5 kids. He also has a house that is worth like 1.5 million.

This bring me to my next point. Harry calls the McCallister house “The Silver Tuna”, the big score, etc. They specifically target this neighborhood for the McCallister house. When we see in the house there’s nothing particularly valuable looking around. We don’t ever see them mention jewels, or a safe or anything like that, but still this house that Harry has only seen the entryway to is THE HOUSE to rob. This might have just been a remnant of the original story line where Uncle Frank hired Harry and Marve to rob the place, but without that abandoned story line, why are they targeting that house specifically?

Finally, this one is kind of weak, but look at how his family carries themselves. Kevin’s mom is a cold emotionally dead bitch who says terrible things to her 8 year old son. Buzz is a fucking psychopath, who is probably set up to follow in his dad’s footsteps. Uncle Franks is obviously a crook of some kind. Then there’s Kevin, who seems completely ok with killing two robbers. I don’t think his intent was to “bonk them on the noggin”. He was out for blood. I mean when I was 8 I knew that if I dropped an iron on someones head from 20 ft they would die. Plus, the whole family has terrible manners. Just look at the scene when Kevin’s mom is trying to use the pay phone in Paris and a woman is already using it. The whole family just muscles the poor woman off the phone.

That’s all my hard evidence, I know it’s not much, but watch the movie and how Kevin’s dad acts and carries himself. Also this jumps to the second film, but remember how much cash was in his bag that Kevin ended up with? He had thousands of dollars in cash. The early 90’s were the time of travelers checks, plus they weren’t leaving the country, so there wasn’t a ton of reason to bring that much cash, unless you’re a criminal who deals in cash.

That’s my theory… a FILM theory.

When you watch Home Alone as a kid, you’re delighted by the way it captures the magic of Christmas, lets you indulge in the fantasy of being as innocent as a child but as independent as an adult, and shows how wonderful it is to have your family around for the holidays (no matter how obnoxious they can be). But when you watch the film as an adult, you can’t help but ask yourself one very Grinchy question:

I mean seriously, that house alone sold for $1.585 million in 2012. The films never reveal what it is that Mr. McCallister does for a living, but his expenses indicate that it must be something pretty snazzy. Here’s how much he would have spent during the timeline of the films alone:

Home Alone, 1990

15 tickets from Chicago to Paris at Christmas, 11 coach and four first-class ones for the adults.

A non-stop, roundtrip flight on American Airlines (the airline they flew), would cost a whopping $35, 320. That’s not taking into account that airline prices have fallen in the last 30 years, so it probably would have been even more expensive back then.

10 boxes of pizza, which they pay for in cash.

The pizza boy says it’s $122.50, which would be about $228 today. That better be some good pizza.

Replacing the basement staircase.

Moving on to the things that Kevin destroyed, his dad would probably need to replace the staircase after he doused it in tar, and rebuild the shelves he tore out of the wall in Buzz’s room, which together would cost somewhere between $900 and $1,500 at the very least.

Now, there is some debate about whether Kevin’s dad or his uncle actually paid for the trip, given that his mom’s phrasing is a bit confusing. If Uncle Rob was the one that flew them out, you really have to wonder what it is he does for a living, especially since he and Aunt Georgette have an insanely opulent penthouse apartment in Paris as well as a huge brownstone on Central Park West in Manhattan.

The sequel, however, is all pops.

Home Alone 2, 1992

14 tickets from Chicago to Miami at Christmas, four first-class ones for the adults and 10 coach (how did we lose one kid?).

American Airlines must have had a deal with the movie since the family seemed to use the airline again in spite of how utterly useless they were at getting a mom home to her kid in an emergency, but one way or another this would have added up to about $9, 927.

A night in one of the Plaza Hotel’s “finest suites.”

Even though Kevin asked for one of the “finest suites,” it’s unlikely they would have put them into something as grand as The Royal Suite, which can run up to $30,000 a night and is often reserved for VIP guests. Most likely, he would have been placed in a one-bedroom penthouse suite, which includes butler service and comes to $2,915 for the night.

A night at what looks like the dodgiest motel in Miami.

Did they plan to stay in this murder shack or was this what was closest to the airport? Oh, that’s right, it was Uncle Frank’s suggestion, since it’s where he stayed on his honeymoon. Thanks again, Uncle Frank. While the Dolphine doesn’t exist, an equally shady looking cheap motel costs $99 a night around this time. Given the size of the party, they’d probably need space for at least seven beds, bringing the cost up to $693. That’s a lot to spend on bedbugs.

A really hideous toy from Duncan’s Toy Chest.

It was $23.75, which is $40.86 in today’s cash.

13 tickets from Miami to New York on Christmas Eve.

Given that it’s a one-way flight, it probably would have come out to about $1,872. Assuming they all got back home in one piece, however, that’d be another $3,150.

About two dozen cans of paint.

Luckily, Uncle Rob’s brownstone is under renovation, so the mess that Kevin makes is inconsequential. But someone’s gotta pay for all that paint! And at $45 a can, all that wastefulness would come up to around $1,000, though I’m pretty sure that’s chump change to Prince Uncle Rob.

Plaza Hotel Room Service.

As we learn from his dad’s freakout, Kevin spent $967.43 on room service, which today would be $1,659.33. I can understand his surprise (how much ice cream can you eat in one night?), but at this point I think it’s pretty safe to say his dad can afford to foot the bill.

All together, the tally comes up to somewhere in the range of $21, 257 just for Home Alone 2, which is why it’s no wonder that there’s a pretty extensive theory on the Internet that claims Peter McCallister is a mobster. Me? I think he’s just an average Joe who loves his kids … but probably shouldn’t have any more.

Bizarre Home Alone fan theory claims to have uncovered what Kevin McCallister’s dad does for work

One Home Alone super fan has come up with a bizarre theory about the Macaulay Culkin classic that might just ruin you Christmas.

While there’s obviously much to love about the seasonal flick, the family favourite has now been watched so many times since it’s 1990 release that fans have started to pick it apart.

And the most recent bugbear is that it’s never explained what Kevin McCallister’s dad does for a living.

We know the patriarch must have earned a tidy packet to afford that spacious family mansion and the luxury holidays abroad.

But one fan claims to have finally cracked it.

Home Alone, starring Macaulay Culkin, was released in 1990 (Image: Publicity Picture) Fans have been wondering what dad Peter McCallister does for work How did the family get so rich?

Posting his theory to Reddit , one film buff has come to the conclusion that Peter McCallister is a hardened mob criminal.

He writes: “‘Home Alone is one of my favorite movies of all time and as such, I’ve seen it about a million times. Watching it over the years you start to realize things that didn’t pop out as a kid. One of the things I noticed was that Kevin’s dad, Peter, has something fishy going on. My theory is that he’s some kind of mid level criminal for the mob or something.”

And he can explain why.

Did little Kevin know about his dad’s ‘double life?’ The family lived in an ultra swanky home (Image: 20th Century Fox) One fan claims to be able to explain how they afforded it (Image: 20th Century Fox)

“First, the very first time we see Peter is when Harry is dressed as a cop scoping the place out. Peter is WAY defensive in this interaction. All Harry does is ask If he’s the owner of the house and Peter jumps straight to “Am I in some Kind of trouble officer?”. The look in his face is on edge the whole time he’s talking to Harry.

“Secondly, we never find out what he does. They don’t mention where he works, or his background, or anything. Now in the book adaptation of the movie they say something about him being in “business”. That’s pretty vague. But Peter makes enough money to have a wife that doesn’t work and like 5 kids. He also has a house that is worth like 1.5 million.”

Why did the thieves target the McCallister house? (Image: 20th Century Fox) Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern hide in the toy store in Home Alone 2 (Image: 20th Century Fox)

The user, who goes by the name u/cubanesis then adds that it’s suspicious t he family home is refered to as ‘The Silver Tuna’ and that the property is specifically targeted by neighbourhood theives.

As if that wasn’t enough, he then fires: “Finally, this one is kind of weak, but look at how his family carries themselves. Kevin’s mom is a cold emotionally dead bitch who says terrible things to her 8 year old son. Buzz is a fucking psychopath, who is probably set up to follow in his dad’s footsteps. Uncle Franks is obviously a crook of some kind. Then there’s Kevin, who seems completely ok with killing two robbers. I don’t think his intent was to “bonk them on the noggin”. He was out for blood. I mean when I was 8 I knew that if I dropped an iron on someones head from 20 ft they would die.”

The Reddit user then signs off: “Plus, the whole family has terrible manners. Just look at the scene when Kevin’s mom is trying to use the pay phone in Paris and a woman is already using it. The whole family just muscles the poor woman off the phone.”

Kevin McCallister, played by Macaulay Culkin

And other Reddit users appeared to agree with him – adding their own observations.

“Well, his dad’s topcoat is Burberry cashmere – typically runs in the $2k-5k range. So he does spend a pretty penny on a regular basis,” commented one.

“Not to mention he paid for his brothers family to travel with them in Christmas,” added another.

While others used the comment box to support the longheld belief that criminal or not, Kevin’s parents were pretty terrible.

“They don’t even realise their SON isn’t with them until they’re on an Airplane.”

We’ll still keep watching it though.

Most of us remember Home Alone as the tale of plucky eight-year-old Kevin McCallister, who saves his home from a pair of dim-witted amateur burglars trying to pull a Yuletide siege. But today, on the film’s 25-year anniversary, it’s time to take a good, hard look at this alleged family film.

Home Alone is, in reality, the story of a young psychopath in his prime — who, despite total disregard for the physical and emotional well-being of everyone he encounters, manages to fail spectacularly at his many, many murder attempts.

When we meet Kevin, he’s surrounded by the chaos of a large family at the holidays. He’s clearly neglected; when he’s not, he’s being bullied or called incompetent in French. Still, Kevin demonstrates a shocking and audacious spirit. When his mother asks him to do her a favor, Kevin spits back: “Hang up the phone and make me, why don’t ya?”

His mother and the rest of the family mostly ignore Kevin’s malicious mouth — but they can’t ignore the Pizza Incident.

Kevin, furious that his brother Buzz has eaten the last of the cheese pizza, head-butts Buzz so hard around the midriff that the teenager projectile vomits all over the kitchen. Just minutes into Home Alone, we’ve seen Kevin display a reckless passion for violence against those whom he feels have wronged him. He doesn’t care about casualties, or making a mess; all that matters is satisfying his aggression.

This is Kevin’s actual expression when he thinks he has made his family disappear.

As the film progresses and Kevin ends up home alone, he continues to behave with the attitude of someone who doesn’t care whom he hurts or offends. He steals a toothbrush from a local store; he repeatedly screams in the face of an innocent man; he uses a film clip to verbally abuse and permanently traumatize the pizza boy.

According to WebMD, Kevin exhibits the one defining difference between a psychopath and a sociopath: He lacks remorse. Not once in this small child’s life-threatening home security experiment does he look back at his victims and think, “They could be hurt!” or “They could be dead!” Indeed, these hypotheticals are his idea of a best-case scenario.

Here is the full list of ways in which Kevin tries to “defend his home” — a.k.a. kill or otherwise maim bumbling burglars Marv and Harry:

1) Shooting them on sight with a nail gun

2) Icing staircases so that they slip and fall down the stairs
3) Heating a doorknob so that it burns Harry’s hand
4) Sticking a sharp nail on the steps that stabs Marv through the foot
5) Setting Harry’s hair on fire with a blow torch

6) Placing fragile, sharp objects under the windowsill for Marv to step on

7) Hitting them in the face with paint cans

8) Placing a giant tarantula on Marv’s face

Seriously, who ever saw a tarantula and reached for it like it was an old friend?

9) Cutting the power cord they’re hanging on so that the men crash into a wall and then fall
10) Luring the robbers into his neighbor’s house and giving said neighbor no choice but to assault both men with a shovel

Kevin’s cornucopia of booby traps make him the ultimate home security system — but fortunately for Harry and Marv, he’s a pretty terrible murderer. Meanwhile, his mother abandons her remaining 928734 children, ruining the entire extended family’s Christmas in order to get home to her maniacal youngest son. There’s also evidence to suggest that she sold her wedding ring for a plane ticket to Dallas — and that’s before getting into a van of strange men who promise to drive her to Chicago from Scranton.

So, to recap: Kevin McCallister, age eight, almost kills two people, could have gotten his neighbor arrested, and all but ruins his family’s Christmas simply by existing (albeit several thousands miles away from them). All this might’ve been worth it if he learned anything from the experience — but as we know, Kevin returns with a vengeance in Home Alone II, angrier than ever and with the entire city of New York as a playground for his perverse punishments. Be afraid. Be very afraid.