Recent years may have seen him halving the rent with Pete Doherty and singing the praises of pizza (yes, seriously), but let’s just cast our minds back to 1990 when original child superstar Macaulay Culkin played the leading role in the best Christmas film ever made. If 24 years is too much of a stretch for the ol’ memory, cast it back just 22 years when Culkin played the leading role in the second best Christmas film ever made.
Yes, ‘Home Alone’ and ‘Home Alone 2’ are the unrivalled fathers of festive film and Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without some kind of Kevin McAllister marathon. This week, it’s time to pop the Quality Street and pull on your Rudolph jumper as the ever-brilliant Prince Charles Cinema is set to screen both movies back-to-back.
On Wednesday night, put aside 224 minutes for your annual intake of booby traps, dim-witted burglars and Uncle Frank’s quips, and relive Macaulay doing what he does best: mousetrapping the hell out of his house. Go on, grab your tickets now and have a merry Christmas, ya filthy animals! Liz Darke
See ‘Home Alone’ and ‘Home Alone 2’ at The Prince Charles Cinema on Wed Dec 18. Single movie tickets £7.50, marathon tickets £14. For more details see princecharlescinema.com. Check out more Christmas movie screenings in London.