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Revisiting - Home Alone

10:50 PM

I just saw one of my favorite childhood/slash/Christmas movie - Home Alone. It brings back so many memories. I was almost 8 years old when the movie came out. It was one of the first movies, I believe, I owned the video of (Remember the days of VCR and Cassettes, people?).

As a child I have grown-up in a big family filled with aunts, uncles, cousins and grand-parents. We lived in a pretty-big house considering it was about 15 of us inhabiting it. After viewing the movie I often wondered what it would be like to have the whole house to myself? ... run up-and-down the three storey building and make a big commotion ... may be put on loud music, ... watch television non-stop (until we turned teenager we were only allowed to watch 30 minutes of cartoon on television, on weekdays and an hour on weekends *distressed.face*), ... have ice-cream and chocolates for all my meals (we were only given 2 sticks of Kit-Kat every Sunday, imagine?). Well, it never happened, I was never Home Alone! Problem with having such a big family, living together, is that someone or the other is always at one's disposal to baby-sit. Or even worse - I had two younger brothers whom I had to baby-sit, incase all the grown-ups (together) were missing!

Irony of the whole situation is that now I am Home-Alone all the time and to tell you the truth, it is not half as much fun as I had imagined it to be ... I had hoped for the-kinda-stuff Macaulay Culkin was doing, almost 20 years back!. However, I still wanna go back home ... and then be Home-Alone! ... sounds crazy? Well, you never know, it might be fun. I am still a kid (at heart)! Nonetheless, such a sweet movie ... such a brave kid ... perfect for Christmas spirit ... still Love it!

P.S. Kevin McCallister (played by Macaulay Culkin) : "You guys give up yet? Or are you thirsty for more?"

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  1. Hey! You are forgetting those 2Cornetto everynight.That icecream wala still remembers you!!!!
    How abt full box of Ferro Rocher on Sundays.
    Childhood memories and imagination/dreams mostly bring a smile.

  2. Home Unalone, AnitaDecember 24, 2009 at 4:14 AM

    Home alone was an awessseomme movie- one that used to be on loop. How it prepared me just in case someone broke into the house :-p

    More such movies should be made!

    Being Home Alone is fun :-)

  3. U dont wana b home alone...n u knwo why!! Miss u

  4. Mom - That's not true. It was once in a while when we could hide from you! :P and also only after we were in our teens!

    Ani - I agree! They shld make most such movies. Another one is baby's day out! Remember that?

    Tanuj - Uwain! I know! ... Well Holidays suck when I am Home Alone in USA! Miss You toooo!



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