If I was Left Home Alone . . .


Anna Finley

The classic holiday comedy, Home Alone follows a young boy whose parents forget him at the house during a holiday trip

Julie Gilbertsen, Sentry Staff Reporter

Before you start reading this article I need to make sure everyone has seen the 25-year-old holiday classic, Home Alone. If you have not seen it, you have obviously been doing holiday movie marathons the wrong way and you must to watch it right now; then you can come back. As a young child first watching the holiday classic Home Alone, I was more than envious of Kevin McCallister. More than a few times did I ponder what I would do if my parents left me home alone with the entire house to myself. Ordering a large pizza, jumping on my parents bed, and making a mess of the entire things sounded pretty great to my 8-year-old self. Although my days of blanket forts and sleeping bag sleds are unfortunately over, it is still entertaining to think about what I would do if I was Kevin McCallister. I have been watching the Home Alone trilogy every year since I can remember, so I have sure had a lot of time to think about it. Here I present to you what I would do if I was in the home alone movie.

Sleep. All. Day. I don’t know about you, but sleep is one of my favorite activities. However, every morning I am awaken very rudely, and very abruptly. A day where I get to sleep in until 1:00 p.m. would be how my perfect day began.

Never answer the door because it could be an ax murderer. We all remember freaking out and hiding whenever someone knocked on the door while we were home alone. Pretending to be a ninja spy while slyly looking through the upstairs window to see who was knocking was the whole fun of it. Don’t pretend like you’ve never done this.

Blast Christmas music throughout the whole house. I’ll shamelessly admit that Christmas music if most definitely my guilty pleasure. I may or may not start listening to it in October. If I had the whole house to myself, you better believe I’ll be jamming out to the radio’s holiday station. The scene where McCallister is lip syncing to “White Christmas” is sadly way too relatable.

Ultimate movie marathon. And since the holiday theme is prevalent, why not throw some Christmas classics in there, such as Home Alone (ha ha). I don’t know about you, but when I was little I definitely had a limit on how much time I could spent staring at my television. Obviously if that rule disappeared for a day I would have watched countless hours of movies and TV.

While McCallister was applauded for his courage and cleverness when he was threatened by two robbers, my reaction would probably be quite different. In fact if a robber broke into my house, I would most likely either run or hide; possibly both. Obviously that would not make for a particularly interesting movie now would it.