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We all have a favorite Christmas movie and one that we love so much that we can’t help but watch it every year, so much so that watching it becomes a tradition and doesn’t feel like Christmas unless we watch it.
So, the question I ask today is: which Christmas movie do you watch every year?
For me, that movie is Home Alone. This is one of a few movies that I remember being one of my first favorite movies when I was a kid. Heck, I would watch this movie any time of the year, even if it wasn’t around Christmas time. But the fact that this movie centers around the holidays gives it an extra type of meaning.
When watching this when I was young, all I saw was Kevin McCallister being able to do whatever he wanted without the supervision of his parents and the slapstick humor that he put Harry and Marv through as they chased him around his trap fill fun house. But watching this movie as an adult, I can’t help but see what this movie is truly about.
It’s true what they say about John Hughes films: when you’re young you relate to the kids and when you grow up you sympathize with the adults and this movie is no exception. I’ve come to appreciate the lengths that Catherine O’Hara took to get back home to Kevin because the Mother and Son relationship is at the heart of this film.
So what about you, screenagers? Which Christmas movie do you watch every year?
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