This Is What the Holidays Look Like According to Home Alone GIFs
Twenty-seven years after the first movie's release, Home Alone and Home Alone 2 can still be found playing on television sets across the world during the holidays. Just in case you haven't watched them several times yet, or if, like us, you can never get enough Kevin McCallister, we highlighted some of Kevin and the gang's most classic movie moments that might look a bit like the holidays over at your house.
Read through for 31 holiday moments as explained by GIFs from the beloved film.
When the Freeform 25 Days of Christmas lineup comes out.
You and your kids know exactly where you’ll be every night of December.
When your older kid starts to question Santa’s realness in front of younger children.
We can talk about this later! Do not ruin Christmas!
When you’re getting a little too heated at the store after noticing there’s only two registers open and forty people in line.
Deep breaths, Mama.
When your kids finish their gingerbread houses.
And you know your walls will never look the same.
When you forget to tighten all sides of the Christmas tree stand.
There’s somehow always that one loose bolt . . .
When you can’t stop singing the same three Christmas songs over and over, so you embrace it instead.
If you're going to belt out "White Christmas" until early February, might as well make it good.
When your kid rushes into the living room with pure excitement on Christmas morning.
And you feel like a boss because you know exactly "what Santa got them."
When you’re saying goodbye to your child’s teachers for the school break.
No more Common Core for you until the New Year!
But then you realize that means your kids have two full weeks of no school ahead of them.
It’s going to be a long two weeks, friends.
When you’re not hungry at all but you feel obligated to continue eating.
Must. Finish. All. Food.
How it feels when you're looking for a specific gift and find it to be sold out.
Like the floor is taken right out from under you.
When you have enough leftovers after Christmas Day to last for weeks, so you don’t have to cook anything.
Sit back, press start on the microwave, and enjoy.
When you want to scream at ungrateful people during what is supposed to be the happiest time of year.
Remember the reason for the season, people (this is directed at you, pushy person in the toy aisle who almost pummeled me for the last Star Wars remote toy).
When you’re taunting your neighbor who you’ve been having a not-so-secret house decorating competition with.
Your house looks so much more festive. Take that, Angela!
When your kids think they found the secret present hiding place, but they’re so far off.
You can't even reach where they are, kiddo.
When they eventually do find it because kids are nothing if not persistent.
"What do you mean you know how to get into the attic?! GET OUT."
When your holiday card photo doesn’t turn out quite how you expected it to.
Welp, there's always next year's card.
When you’re putting on your best smile to appease your in-laws.
"Yes, we’re using all of the best tutors and limiting screen time." Cue eye roll.
When you pretend not to know what something your kid wants is because there’s no way in hell it's coming into your house.
Reptiles, gory video games, violent toys . . . what are those exactly?
When you finally reach the point where you couldn’t possibly eat or drink another thing.
You're stuffed and need to get horizontal, ASAP.
When you realize the Christmas dinner is burning.
You went Pinterest on this Christmas dinner's ass, but you may have taken on more than you could chew.
When you forget the one item on your kid's wish list that they really wanted and run to the store.
"I CAN'T BELIEVE I FORGOT THE ONE THING HE ASKED FOR."
When you never want to see any of the people who pushed you around Target ever again.
Until you inevitably have to see them out again next year.
When your friend had a tough year and isn’t feeling the holiday spirit as much.
It's the perfect time of year to help get them back on track.
When you’re trying to get ready for your Christmas guests and your kid chooses to be his neediest.
Only when you’re busy do they "need something" every two seconds.
When Christmas songs and carols start to make you feel a little delirious.
They’ve been playing since Nov. 1. ENOUGH.
When you throw your entire family's diet out the window and your kids feel like they're getting away with murder.
We'll worry about vegetables again in the New Year . . .
When you want to get a fake tree but your kids pull out their puppy-dog eyes in support of a real one.
You just can't stand vacuuming up those pine needles all month long.