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Revisiting - Home Alone

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?"


  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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