From 2010 to 2014 Richard Cobbett (opens in new tab) wrote Crapshoot, a column about rolling the dice to bring random games back into the light. This week, the other defining Christmas movie of our time. Well, his time, at least. He saw it in the cinema when it came out. (Turns out he’s getting depressingly old.)

It’s amazing what a difference a sequel makes. In Home Alone, Hollywood presented the ultimate child fantasy that didn’t involve a chocolate-dispensing Nintendo: a movie of freedom, of good times, and ludicrously convoluted cartoon traps brought to life in a war that is even now talked of in movie lore as “Joe Pesci vs. The Swear Jar”. 



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