Comedy An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation..Home Alone is a 1990 American comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin Mc.ister, a boy who is mistakenly left behind when his family flies to Paris for their Christmas vacation. Kevin initially relishes being home alone, but soon has to .Home Alone stylized as HOME ALONe is a series of Christmas family comedy films originally created by John Hughes, and directed by Chris Columbus 1 2 , Raja Gosnell 3 , Rod Daniel 4 and Peter Hewitt 5 . The first two films, Home Alone 1990 and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 1992 , follow the adventures of .One of the original trailers for 'Home Alone '. See if you can tell which character in this trailer did NOT make it .