Home Alone is a lot like Die Hard

2 min readDec 27, 2021

It was cold and rainy this Christmas. We all were ready to snuggle under a blanket in front of the television. Yet, we were stuck. What shall we watch?

Let’s watch again the best Christmas movie ever!

The rest of the family rolled their eyes at the hint of Die Hard. I suggested it in jest, yet I didn’t want to search for the perfect movie forever (especially when we already knew the answer). Let’s just pick a movie that peeked our interest and explore.

A few nights prior, we committed to Gotti, with John Travolta. That was a mistake and a horrible movie. We rated it zero stars out of five. Yet, we committed and agreed on a movie.

This Christmas we settled on two headliners: first the new Disney movie, Encanto, and then a classic, Home Alone. Today, we crescendoed with Die Hard.

I realize that Home Alone and Die Hard have a lot in common:

  • Both movies start with the protagonist being less than enthusiast to their Christmas Eve travel plans. Kevin McCallister obviously is left behind from the family trip to Paris in Home Alone. John McClane isn’t the fan of having to cross the country to…




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