Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Catherine O'Hara, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern
When the youngest child in a large family gets left behind, he eats too much junk food and single-handedly defends his home against robbers. What could have been a nightmare -- being forgotten by your family -- turns into an adventure with slapstick farce.
What Parents Like: Oh, the clamor, the din, the confusion, and the mad rush that signifies the holidays. Admit it, it could happen, you could forget a few important details, like one of your kids.
What Kids Like: Kevin's ingenuity saves the day and puts the baddies away. Culkin is an impish delight, as he hatches booby traps and scatters toy trucks across the floor to trip up Pesci and Stern.