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The best Christmas films to watch before New Year

From Home Alone to Zulu (yes, really), the team at Prospect share their favourite Christmas films

By Prospect Team  

Home Alone (1990)

By Alex Dean (Deputy Digital Editor)

In his 1990 review of Home Alone, critic Roger Ebert wrote that the film “shows a genius for remembering what it was like to be young.” He’s right—and that’s why the story of little Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin), who is left home by himself when his family goes on holiday without him, is the best Christmas film of them all.

Kevin is understandably terrified when he first works out what’s happened to him. But this is where the film taps in so well…

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