Macaulay Culkin has made a heartwarming return to the iconic Home Alone house, reprising his beloved role as Kevin McCallister to recreate some of the film’s most cherished scenes. Despite it being only November, fans are already embracing the holiday spirit, thanks to Culkin’s nostalgic homage.
The buzz began when a 2018 Google commercial featuring Culkin resurfaced on social media. In the video, Culkin, now older but still exuding the charm of his younger self, enters the familiar McCallister residence to discover it deserted. Curiously asking Google about the day’s schedule, he learns he has the house to himself.
Mirroring the classic moments from the 1990 film, the older Kevin enjoys some “me time,” attempting a shave and humorously realizing he’s out of aftershave, prompting a request to Google for a shopping list update. Recreating the iconic bed-jumping scene, Kevin whimsically instructs his virtual assistant to remind him to clean the sheets later.
Adding to the trip down memory lane, Kevin indulges in ice cream and snacks, reminiscent of the original film. Even the parents’ furnace makes a cameo when Kevin asks Google to adjust the temperature. When faced with the arrival of would-be robbers, Kevin, now 30 years older but just as imaginative, initiates “Operation Kevin.” With clever DIY setups involving a moving toy train and a robot hoover with a dressed-up mop, he successfully scares the robbers away, all while declaring, “Make Google do it.”
Originally released in 2018, the commercial has gained a timeless status, much like the film it pays homage to. Fans, thrilled to see Culkin back on screen and anticipating his upcoming Hollywood Walk of Fame star, have showered the commercial with praise. One viewer reminisced, calling it a “brilliant commercial” that evokes childhood memories, while others appreciated the accuracy and humor in recreating the classic scenes.
As the holiday season approaches, Culkin’s return as Kevin McCallister is undoubtedly a delightful Christmas treat for fans, signaling the start of festive film-watching traditions.