There are many great comedies to watch at Christmas time. One is "Home Alone," which was released in 1990 and is televised frequently every holiday season.
"Home Alone" stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McAllister, a kid who is going with his affluent family and his uncle's family to France for Christmas vacation. His family oversleeps and quickly goes to the airport, barely making the flight. Kevin is accidently left behind. At first, he is excited to have the house all to himself. Like any rambunctious child, he eats a lot of junk food. He also shoots a BB gun at targets in the house. There are cat burglars in the neighborhood who are planning to rob his house. Kevin is scared, but he realizes he has to defend his home. Meanwhile, after realizing Kevin has been left behind, his mother desperately tries to get home to him.
"Home Alone" features Macaulay Culkin's best performance. He is very funny as Kevin. Also, he shows him as someone who learns to overcome his fears. Catherine O'Hara is also great as his mom, who initially overlooks him and then has to confront other holiday travelers to get home. Within the framework of a comedy, we see a little boy mature over the course of a few days, and we see his mother contemplate her parenting.
The best part of the film is the climax when the burglars come to his home. Kevin has set up traps for them, but they keep trying to come in. It is a very funny scene.
"Home Alone" is a very enjoyable Christmas film.