ByKristin Lai, writer at
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Kristin Lai

This year, instead of being a season to give thanks and give gifts to the ones you love, this holiday season we won't be greeted by Father Christmas, but we will be forced to face Father Time and feel super old because this year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Home Alone.

That's right. Home Alone is two and a half decades old as of November 16.

The classic holiday movie, written by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus, follows the antics and adventures of Kevin McCallister after his bustling family accidentally leaves him behind as they go on vacation.

Inadvertently becoming the man of the house, Kevin made kids everywhere jealous with his ability to create some truly innovative anti-theft booby traps. Personally, I used to secretly hope I would be given the chance to unleash some Home Alone-like wrath on any unwanted intruders. Alas, my time never came.

The film famously launched the career of Macaulay Culkin, spent a shocking 12 weeks at the number one box office spot, and became the highest-grossing film of 1990 with earning a staggering $285.7 million.

In honor of the film's 25th anniversary, Fathom Events and 20th Century Fox will be kicking off the holiday season right by re-releasing the film in select theaters nationwide.

Airing November 8 and 11, check out Fathom Events to see where you can watch Home Alone in theaters.

(Source: EW)


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