‘Home Alone’ Fans Are Going Wild After Discovering The REAL Reason Why Kevin Was Left Behind

As the cold nights begin to draw in, so does a sense of excitement in the heart of every human. Why? Because with the dark days comes an excuse to binge watch your favorite winter movies. From Love Actually to Elf, we cannot resist a festive film.

No film is safe from our festive fever, as we dedicate large portions of the holiday season to watching the cult classics, despite having watched them 100 times only the year before.

By the time you're ready to embark upon a Home Alone marathon, you are fully immersed within the Christmas spirit. Drowsy from over consumption of mince pies, mulled wine and chocolate, we watch through half-closed eyes as Kevin McCallister causes chaos.

So when we tell you that you've been ignorant to a major plot secret over the years, you'll hardly be surprised. Pass the yule log, this is about to change everything you thought you knew about Home Alone...

As we know, Kevin is abandoned at home by his enormous family as they take a Christmas vacation to Paris. It is a glimpse into every child's worst nightmare, and should it have occurred in real life the McCallisters would likely have been arrested for neglect.

But, it's a film and we do well to remember that as we watch his oblivious family leave him sound asleep in his bed as they fly over 4,000 miles away.

The McCallister's youngest son, eight-year-old Kevin, is left in a deep slumber as his alarm fails to wake him after a freak storm caused a power-cut, which in turn reset all the electric clocks.

However, eagle-eyed movie fanatics have noticed a tiny reference in the opening scene which appears to suggest that Kevin was never meant to board that plane...

Sharp-eyed Reddit users noticed the subtle hint in the opening scene of the film, which was released in 1990, starring a 10-year-old Macaulay Culkin. When you notice this, you'll be furious with your own ignorance...

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