Home Alone is without a doubt one of the classic Christmas movies. Along with the likes of The Holiday, How The Grinch Stole Christmas and (obviously) Love Actually, we watch it every year without fail.
Which is why we were so surprised to find out one of our favourite bits wasn't actually scripted, and was improvised by Macaulay Culkin on set. This is great festive trivia.
In an interview with Insider, director Chris Columbus revealed the child actor, who plays Kevin McAllister, improvised the scene where he places cologne on his face, and then screams.
"He wasn't supposed to do that," Chris revealed. "If you put something on your face that burns, most people move their hands right away. So my direction to him was when you pat your face, move your hands and scream. And I think it was the first take, he kept his hands on his cheeks. We all started laughing hysterically."
He added: "We did it a couple more times with his hands off his face, but my editor, Raja Gosnell, he cut that take into the first cut that I saw and it was in there forever. It's funny, the iconic moment from Home Alone was an accident."
"No, nobody got in touch with me about it, and it's a waste of time as far as I'm concerned. What's the point? I'm a firm believer that you don't remake films that have had the longevity of Home Alone," he explained.
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