15 'Home Alone' Eyebrow-Arching Facts

Home Alone is a heartwarming Christmas classic beloved by millions, but almost no one knows all the weird incidents associated with it. As a partial remedy for this, we offer these 15 stories. Starting with ...

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Odd, Fascinating Trivia About Home Alone - The people who owned the house used for exterior shots kept living in it during Source: Chicago Magazine

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Odd, Fascinating Trivia About Home Alone - The house received visits from Japanese dignitaries. Years after the movie came Source: Chicago Magazine

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Odd, Fascinating Trivia About Home Alone - The movie originally had a credits scene. In it, Harry and Marv would watch Angels Source: Chicago Magazine

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At one point, they used painted-on stairs. When Marv slips on the icy Source: Chicago Magazine

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Odd, Fascinating Trivia About Home Alone - The crew kept a child's point of view in mind while shooting. They held Source: Chicago Magazine

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Odd, Fascinating Trivia About Home Alone - The cast and crew played roller hockey on the set. The interiors were filmedSource: Chicago Magazine

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Odd, Fascinating Trivia About Home Alone - Macaulay Culkin was cast because he'd already kind of auditioned for it. Source: Chicago Magazine

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John Candy, AKA the Odd, Fascinating Trivia About Home Alone - Polka King of the Midwest, came up with the funeral parlor Source: Chicago Magazine, The Independent

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Odd, Fascinating Trivia About Home Alone - The airport and Paris scenes feel cooler on purpose. Source: Chicago Magazine

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Odd, Fascinating Trivia About Home Alone - The stunts changed the way movies were made. Source: Chicago Magazine

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Odd, Fascinating Trivia About Home Alone - The idea for the movie came from John Hughes' anxiety. Source: Chicago Magazine

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Odd, Fascinating Trivia About Home Alone - The title of the movie-within-a-movie, Angels Filthy Souls, is a classic movie reference. Source: Vanity Fair

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Odd, Fascinating Trivia About Home Alone - They recorded unique sound effects for every pratfall.Source: Chicago Magazine

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For years, actor Odd, Fascinating Trivia AbMichael Guido CAKA Snakes) was getting stopped on the street because of Home Alone's movie-within-a-movie. Source: Vanity Fair

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Odd, Fascinating Trivia About Home Alone - As a kid, Macaulay Culkin Home Alone's movie-within-a-movie was real. Source: Twitter