I’m thrilled to know that “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” has elevated itself to Christmas Eve broadcast status. There is nothing like John Hughes to make your lonely Jewish soul feel enchanted on a night like this. The movie is so beautifully shot and the soundtrack was a staple of carpool afternoons during elementary school holiday seasons. And of course, there is no denying Kevin McCallister, the most creative and resourceful little motherfucker on the planet.
As if the sequel needed any additional confirmation of quality, I noticed that the McCallister’s attic features THE ’90s bedding. Seriously - this particular pattern of sheets was used in pretty much every movie and TV from 1989ish onward. In fact (and definitely if you lived among Jewish suburbia at this time), you probably had it at your own house, and if not, your friend/neighbor’s house, for sure.
I literally saw it on the bunk bed of Lippman’s son in the “Serenity Now” episode of Seinfeld in syndication last night.
And if your parents got you on the Full House bandwagon in the early days, you know this was the bedding of Stephanie and DJ Tanner, pre-makeover from Aunt Becky.
PS. I wish the above screengrab of Dave Coulier with the pedicure and hair-doing was the Same Picture of Dave Coulier Every Day. I also wish he was wearing a jazzier sweater.