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Home Alone fans have noticed this weird detail about the film

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Home Alone is a classic Christmas film – we can’t think of a better way to get into the festive spirit than snuggling down and watching Kevin McAllister outsmart some wily thieves for the 1000th time.

And because of this ubiquity, you probably think you know it pretty well. But a recent thread on Twitter from journalist Claire Reilly shone a light on a background detail that you might have missed – and it’s all down to the colour coordination.

As a film set at Christmas, it’s not surprising that the house is full of festive decor – Christmas tree, garlands, fairy lights and all. But look closer and you’ll see the festive theme carries on elsewhere, with the entire house decked out in red and green. 

It’s not just the living room that sticks to the festive theme, either…

Even the household accessories are colour coordinated. 

And the best room? The kitchen. “Red pots, green tiles, red teapot, crimson floors, even a green rolling pin. Guys. We all go to the themed sections of IKEA and get ideas, but you’re not supposed to do it in real life,” writes Reilly. 

It’s no wonder the film feels festive – and we can’t believe we never noticed. The perfect excuse for a rewatch, we think…

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Emily Reynolds is a journalist and author based in London. Her first book, A Beginner’s Guide to Losing Your Mind, came out in February 2017 with Hodder & Stoughton. She is currently working on her second.  

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