Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Happy Christmas in July! Flags in Home Alone 1990

Heraldic City Seal of Chicago
Home Alone 1990

Home Alone 1990
is a Christmas Classic for the whole family. From the very young to the very old and everyone in between this is the signature heartwarming classic by America's All American Dad - John Hughes.

Little kids can be nice but are often naughty. Especially to their siblings - younger to older or older to younger. Likewise parents can say harsh words in the heat of the moment as can kids.

Be careful what you wish for, for it sometimes might come true, and in Home Alone 1990 a little boy's angry wish comes true - for his family to disappear. Home Alone stars the talented Macaulay Culkin. Culkin's stellar childhood performance captured the hearts of America and the World in 1990.

City Flag of Chicago
Home Alone 1990

Here Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is sent to the attic bedroom after a string of bad luck with his family. Above the bed is the city flag of Chicago, Illinois. It has four red stars and two light blue stripes on a white background.

Flag of Switzerland
Home Alone 1990

Kevin's parents running though Chicago O'Hare International Airport. You can see the flag of Switzerland just behind the father played by Peter McCallerter played by John Heard.

Flag of Sweden
Home Alone 1990

The flag of Sweden also makes an appearance in Home Alone. It is a yellow cross on a blue background.

Flag of Mexico
Home Alone 1990

Finally the flag of Mexico makes a brief cameo in Home Alone 1990. It is a perfect Christmas Flag since it has red and green in it. And Mexico is also the origin of poinsettia flowers. Likewise a Mexican Christmas's climate is much more like Holy Land than your typical White Chicago Christmas.

Polka Band Beer Mug Insignia
Home Alone 1990

Here John Candy plays as Gus Polinski - member of The Kenosha Kickers polka band - offers Kevin's Mother played by Catharine O'Hara a ride to Chicago. The insignia of the band is a yellow beer mug with its foam head over flowing.

This movie in the foreseeable future will certainly top the top ten list of 'American Hot Coco Christmas Movie Classics,' mostly due to the outstanding performance of Macaulay Culkin.

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