Freeform 25 Days of Christmas Schedule

Halloween is over, and since Thanksgiving decorations totally suck, it’s time for Christmas. In honor of the forthcoming holiday, Freeform is wasting no time getting their 25 Days of Christmas schedule out there for people to get excited about. Every year the channel is decked out with classic holiday movies, beloved Christmas specials, and even some original Yuletide stuff, and this year is no exception.

Along with the expected arrival of movies like The Santa Clause, Home Alone, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and The Nightmare Before Christmas, there’s also the addition of some of The Simpsons holiday episodes in what Freeform is calling The Simpsons Holiday-thon. The Springfield family joins other television specials like Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Plus, for all you hardcore Freeform fans, The Fosters is having a holiday reunion special. Get the full Freeform 25 Days of Christmas schedule below. Read More »

disney fox reboots

Disney is on the verge of really digging into the 20th Century Fox library of intellectual property with reboots of some of the studio’s more successful family-friendly franchises. One of the first out of the gate will be Home Alone, the hit holiday comedy from director Chris Columbus that follows a kid (Macaulay Culkin) who is accidentally left home by himself when his whole family leaves on a trip to Paris. That also leaves him as the only thing standing in the way of a couple burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) from breaking into the house.

As for the Home Alone reboot, Disney is taking a slightly different direction by having a husband and wife go to war with a young boy named Max after he steals something from them. And now we have some new details about the young new main character who will try to fill the shoes of Macaulay Culkin. Read More »

Home Alone R-Rated

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a visual effects crew turns Kevin McCallister’s battle plan from the end of Home Alone into a gruesome, R-rated massacre. Plus, Shazam! director David F. Sandberg reveals some lessons in filmmaking that he’s learned while working on some big studio movies, and IT monster Pennywise the Dancing Clown is looking for love in all the wrong places as a contestant on the reality series The Bachelorette. Read More »

disney fox reboots

With its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, Disney has thousands of titles in its arsenal to pad out its upcoming streaming platform Disney+. But rather than simply offer an archive of classic titles stretching back decades, the House of Mouse is going to slap the Disney brand on 20th Century Fox’s most family-friendly hits with reboots and “reimaginings” of titles such as Home Alone, Night at the Museum, and more.

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joe pesci home alone ad

Okay Google: What two things can get Joe Pesci out of retirement and back onto the screen? Only Martin Scorsese and Google Assistant, apparently. The Goodfellas star has all but disappeared from public view since he essentially retired in 2010. But while he’ll appear later this year in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, Pesci maintains a relatively low profile — unless it pertains to Home Alone, of course.

Following up Macauley Culkin‘s viral Home Alone-themed Google Assistant ad, Pesci decided to go on a trip down memory lane for his own Google Assistant Home Alone-themed ad.

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Venom Yule Log Video

If the Pixar Animation themed fireplace wasn’t impressive enough to stream in your television during Christmas Eve, don’t worry. Some other options for a yule log are available for you nerds without a fireplace. The beloved BBC series Doctor Who, the new Netflix holiday movie The Christmas Chronicles, and the inexplicable global blockbuster Venom have all created their own festive yule log videos that you can stream in the living room while the ham cooks in the oven. Plus, there’s a hilarious Home Alone one that you just need to see for yourself.

Check out the Doctor Who, Christmas Chronicles, Home Alone and Venom yule log videos below. Read More »

Making of Home Alone Commercial

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, go behind the scenes of Google’s recent Home Alone Again commercial starring Macaulay Culkin. Plus, the Home Alone star sits down with the Angry Video Game Nerd to play the awful video game adaptations of the holiday classic and its sequel, and Drunk History tells the story of Charles Dickens and the creation of A Christmas Carol. Read More »

Macaulay Culkin Home Alone Again

Macaulay Culkin has never been able to escape Home Alone. Even though it’s been 28 years since the holiday classic comedy arrived, it’s still his most famous role. Even though he doesn’t like to make the Home Alone face when he takes pictures with fans, he still knows his lines from the movie very well, and doesn’t mind watching the movie again if there’s a certain girl he’s trying to impress. But apparently his attempts to distance himself from the past couldn’t withstand the temptation of a paycheck from Google.

To promote a new Home Alone-centric, holiday-themed update to Google Assistant, Macaulay Culkin reprised his role as Kevin McCallister in a new commercial. He revisits all the hotspots in the McCallister household, including jumping on the bed, eating junk and watching rubbish, and ordering a delicious cheese pizza just for him. But this time, he has the help of Google Assistant. Read More »

Family Guy Goodbye to Carrie Fisher

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Family Guy gave a fond and funny farewell to Carrie Fisher and her recurring character on the series. Plus, a video essay explores what makes Home Alone a holiday classic that’s also just a great movie, and VICE goes behind the scenes of The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Read More »

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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Nicolas Cage provides a fascinating and delightful 21-minute breakdown of his most iconic characters. Plus, a dialect coach provides an in-depth examination of the many accents you hear in the movies, and the Predator squares off with his most deadly opponent yet: Kevin McCallister from Home Alone. Read More »