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Christmas Film Countdown – 16

I have this one really great teacher , for one of my modules I just thought I should tell you guys. She always encourages you to speak in class, always gives you confidence. I think that is something incredibly good to have in a class. It actually (for me anyway) encourages you to speak up in class.

This is something which is so important to me because of how shy I am . I’m just telling you this, because I think it’s important to realise that words really can affect a person.

You know that saying about sticks and stone? Well whoever made up really knew what they were saying.

I tell you guys this because I think it is very important to express love in this world.

Christmas is a time of forgiving. It is also a time for joy, love, happiness. I have some other words that come to mind, but I’ll let you fill in any gaps (about what you think Christmas is about).

Anyway, to put some joy in the world, I give you the next Chrsitmas film in this list.


Title: Home Alone

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Released: 7th December 1990

Director: Chris Columbus

Genre: Adventure, Comedy

Rating: ***** (5/5 stars)

About: As a special gift to you, Fathom Events and Twentieth Century Fox are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Home Alone by bringing the beloved holiday family film back to select cinemas for a final encore showing on Wednesday, December 9. Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Culkin) has become the man of the house overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays, but he’s not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in and Kevin’s rigging a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them! Directed by Chris Columbus (Mrs. Doubtfire) and written by John Hughes (The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles), this beloved classic is a must-see holiday film for the whole family.

Review: I love this film. Honestly, love it.

You don’t get more Christmassy than this.

It gives you the perfect film to watch on a quiet evening.

It’s gripping right from the very start – but you have to feel sorry  for Kevin. I mean his whole family turns themselves against him, thats got to kind of suck. If it was me, I would probably have run off crying or something.

Everyone will love this film, whether you are old or young, or young at heart (or old at heart as well). It’ll have you all laughing and even crying (I mean I always cry when the old man is reunited with his family at his end).

Some people seem to be worried that it would be inappropiate for a young child, but that’s up to you to decide. I mean I would be fine for my kid (even though I don’t have one) to watch it – which is why I think this is the perfect film to watch with the family.

You also have to marvel at how amazingly creative Kevin is in keeping his home safe. Like that is clearly the most unrealistic part of this film because I don’t think that I could make up something as clever as that! Or you know, maybe Kevin is just really smart.

I really do love this film, and if you love Christmas, then you are sure to love this film!

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