It's a Christmas classic and even though it came out over twenty years ago, fans are still pointing out new things about the original Home Alone. To one determined Twitter user, the set design of the McAllister residence is a bit too "Christmasy."
Claire Reilly — an editor at CNET — began pointing out decorations in the famed house that are a little too celebratory to be realistic. In a tweet that has now gone viral, Reilly pointed out that the family was an easy target because they went all-in on their decorations
"Can we talked about the McAllister's house in Home Alone?" Reilly tweeted. "Like, of COURSE you're going to be a target for Christmas bandits if your house is ENTIRELY Christmas themed!"
Can we talk about the McAllister's house in Home Alone for a second? Like, of COURSE you're going to be a target for Christmas bandits if your house is ENTIRELY Christmas themed! Okay, yes, they have a lot of Christmas decorations up, but that is JUST THE START... pic.twitter.com/9EN0SNyGJ2— Claire Reilly (@reillystyley) December 4, 2018
In a string of tweets, Reilly went on to point out that the family's entire house was seemingly Christmas-themed. In one scene, Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) is walking down a hallway with red wallpaper and green-painted archers. She goes on to post several images of the house, pointing out several instances where the traditional green and red Christmas colors were plastered everywhere.
Admittedly, the biggest victim of the over-Christmas-isation of the house seems to be the kitchen. Not only are red and green pots hanging from the ceiling, but the cabinetry is red with forest green tiles glued on the countertops.
But WORST of all is the kitchen. Red pots, green tiles, red teapot, crimson floors, even a green rolling pin. Guys. We all go to the themed sections of IKEA and get ideas, but you're not supposed to do it in real life.
Home Alone: Great movie. Decorator's nightmare.December 4, 2018
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