* All digital cards and invitiations have moved! Check out the new pingg.com >

10 Real Ways You Should be Spending the Holidays According to Kevin McCallister

What do those first signs of the holiday season mean to you? For some, it’s time to start prepping for seasonal soirees and ugly sweater shindigs. For others, it means it’s finally time to reunite with the man who really knows how to rock the holidays, Kevin McCalister. It's been 25 years since Home Alone hit the big screen, and what better way to celebrate than in true Kev fashion?

Whether he’s celebrating at home on his own or in the big city surrounded by thousands of strangers, Kev really knows how to make the most of the holidays. In celebration of Home Alone's 25th anniversary, here are 10 ways you should actually be spending the holiday season as told by everyone’s favorite prankster.


1. Have a Holiday Movie Marathon

Gif via Tumblr

Why watch one holiday movie when you can binge on your favorites?


2. ‘Tis the Season To Be Gluttonous

Gif via Tumblr

Those holiday movies call for snacks.

Image via Tumblr

Lots of them. 

Gif via Tumblr

Can you jump on a bed while snacking on popcorn? Because Kevin McCallister can.


But of course you can’t just live off of snacks.

Gif via Tumblr

So indulge in your favorite food.

Image via BuzzFeed

And remember, “any pizza can be a personal pizza if you try hard and believe in yourself.”


3. You Know What Else is Cheesy (But a Must)? Holiday Decorations.

Gif via Tumblr

We’re looking at you, poinsettias.

Gif via Tumblr

Can't forget the tree either...if you’re into that sort of thing.

Image via Please Note Paper

And oh, the Christmas ornaments.

Fun Fact: Did you know that the ornaments Marv steps on are actually candies? Although less painful, we wouldn’t waste our favorite holiday candies (ours are Fannie May) on that stunt - sorry Marv.


4. Of Course Sledding is a Must

Gif via Tumblr

No snow outside? Use your staircase instead!


5. Sing Christmas Songs Like No One’s Listening...

Gif via Tumblr

Mumble the words until you get to the part that you know - we all do it.


6. And Dance Like No One’s Watching

Gif via Tumblr

We use the word "dance" quite loosely. 


 7. Of Course You’ll Need to Throw a Holiday Bash

Gif via Comic Book Movie

Invite friends, neighbors, and C-list celebrities to make this the party of the season. (Don’t forget to check out our holiday party ideas and recipes to make yours the talk of the town!)


8. Try Out a New Look

Gif via Tumblr

Don’t act so surprised - you knew you were always this sexy.


9. Most Importantly, Protect Your Holiday Traditions

Gif via Tumblr

No matter the means.

Gif via Tumblr

And yes, that includes caroling.


10. Last But Not Least, Spread the Holiday Cheer to Everyone You Encounter

Gif via Tumblr

Find more party planning inspirations for Holiday Party Ideas

Inspiration to your inbox

Want to receive the latest Celebrations.com ideas?

Get our newsletter »
Meet our Writer
Jennifer Geddes
Celebrations Writer

Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

Read More »
Exotic Cocktail Recipe Video Link to video gallery. Upgrade your spring sips with this cocktail tutorial. »

Inspirations Delivered to Your Inbox

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter and have party tips and ideas sent straight to your inbox! You'll be the first to know about our best recipes, decoration ideas, invitation inspirations and more.