Santa's Sequel Sellouts - December 3: All Alone On Christmas

Santa's Sequel Sellouts - December 3: All Alone On Christmas

Sequel to: Home Alone (Film, 1990)

The film Home Alone put Macaulay Culkin on the map in 1990, as well as created a new film that many associate with the holidays. It featured a Christmas-oriented plot, in addition to the integration of many holiday carols in the John Williams soundtrack.

There are now 5 films in the Home Alone franchise, with the latest being 2012's direct-to-cable release, Home Alone: The Holiday Heist. However, the only sequel that is probably worth your time is the 2nd of the series, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. It stands out because it featured the same actors, director, producer, and creative team as the original. The rest of the series pretty much falls off a cliff after Home Alone 2.

While the original film was a surprise hit, Home Alone 2 got a large marketing push, including 2 different soundtrack albums. One for the instrumental score, again by John Williams, and another for the other featured songs in the film. One of those tunes, All Alone On Christmas by Darlene Love, is today's featured song for the 25 Days.

This song was recorded specifically for the film (hence the theme of being alone on Christmas), but was later released as a single. For those trivia-minded out there, "All Alone On Christmas" was written by Steve Van Zandt, a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band as well as an actor on The Sopranos. (I recently enjoyed wanting his Netflix-exclusive series, Lillyhammer.)

If you haven't done so already, make sure you listen to the first two songs from the 2012 edition of Steve's 25 Days of Christmas Music: Santa's Sequel Sellouts: Grandpa's Gonna Sue the Pants Off of Santa and Frosty's Winter Wonderland (Finale).

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