Catherine O’Hara’s Theory as to How Home Alone Family Afforded House

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More than 23 years after the release of Home Alone, questions about the Christmas classic persist among fans. The movie revolves around Kevin McCallister, a boy played by Macaulay Culkin, who is left by his family at home as they go on a trip during the holiday season. Kevin takes care of the house in his parents’ absence but has to thwart the Wet Bandits who attempt to break in.

The ‘Home Alone’ House Was Lavish

The unique McCallister residence looks like a mansion with its many rooms. It accommodates so many people in the movie, including Kevin, his parents and siblings, his aunt and uncle, and his cousins. A conspiracy has appeared on the internet where people ask how was Kevin’s dad able to afford and maintain the house.

He also paid for the flight for everyone to go to Paris, so the question is valid. In Home Alone, the professions of Kevin’s parents are never mentioned or hinted at, so fans guessed at how the McCallisters got wealthy. Some even suggested that Kevin’s dad was a mob boss.

The McCallisters May Have Inherited It

Catherine O’Hara, who portrayed Kevin’s mum in the movie, has shared how she thought the family made their money. While she noticed the lavishness of the house, she never thought about it at the time. Pressed for an answer, she said her best guess was that the McCallisters inherited their wealth. O’Hara stars in a new new movie called Argylle, together with Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Dua Lipa, and John Cena.

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Even over twenty years later, Home Alone is still capturing the imagination of those who watch it. O’Hara was recently reunited with Macaulay Culkin when he was getting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She spoke at the ceremony and managed to bring Culkin to tears.