Die Hard is the greatest Christmas movie of all time. In second place, however, is Home Alone, the movie that turned Macaulay Culkin into a household name and made the world wonder about what the hell ever happened to Joe Pesci 20 years later.
We put together a little guide of facts you didn’t know about the movie to impress co-workers with this holiday season. For example, did you know that Chris Farley was considered for the role of Santa Claus in Home Alone, but was too hungover to audition well?
Or that John Candy’s entire part is almost entirely improvised?
Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal.