Freeform gives seasonal comedy classic many showings
No one should be home alone at the holidays … unless you’re young Kevin McAllister, and even then, it’s only for entertainment purposes. Macaulay Culkin became a major star thanks to his antics in one of the most enduring of all family-oriented comedies, “Home Alone,” and Freeform offers plenty of chances to watch the 1990 movie in coming days: Sunday, Dec. 5; Monday, Dec. 6; Tuesday, Dec. 7; Thursday, Dec. 9; and Friday, Dec. 10.
In the tale written by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus, Kevin accidentally is left behind when the rest of his family heads for Paris to celebrate Christmas. By the time they realize what’s happened, Kevin is defending his Chicago house against a couple of thieves (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) who come to realize just how much they’ve bungled into as they run into traps the clever hero has set for them.