Brace yourselves, 90s kids — it’s been 25 years since “Home Alone” first hit theaters.
Let it sink in for a second.
Yup, it was 1990 when Kevin McCallister first took over the big screen and convinced every eight-year-old we could totally fend for ourselves, and take on a couple of mischievous buffoons while we were at it.
The movie instilled in our generation an obsession with ziplines, the Talkboy and the screaming aftershave joke I’m sure our parents adored.
Two and a half decades later, 90s kids have not grown up. We still kinda want to be as cool as Kevin — and we’re pretty much still learning to take care of ourselves.
Get Kevin’s Hat Free at Target
Last year I got a sweater with a big bird knitted on it… You can get beat up for wearing something like that.
Wanna win Christmas this year? Supply the party with this classic crowd favorite — and show up in a style everyone will envy.
Buy the 25th Anniversary Edition box set of Home Alone and Home Alone 2 on Blu-ray, and Target will throw in a knit hat just like the one Kevin wore in the first movie.
Don’t worry: It fits on an adult head.
The package is just $14.99 online or in the store. You could probably afford to pick one up as a gift — and keep one for yourself.
More Home Alone Swag
Leave it on the doorstep and get the h*ll outta here.
There’s still time to order Christmas gifts. Got more nostalgic movie buffs on your shopping list?
For diehard “Home Alone” fans, pick up the Ultimate Collector’s Edition package: All five (yes, there are five) Home Alone movies on DVD, including 1 and 2 on Blu-ray.
The pack also comes with booby traps from the movie and a map of the McCallister house, all in a limited-edition paint can package.
Just don’t make the mistake of leaving your kids home alone, with those booby traps lying around.
Well, what else could we be forgetting? … KEVIN!
You still have time to get any of these shipped free and delivered by Christmas Eve — but I recommend going to the store to pick them up.
So you can look the cashier right in the eye and say…
Keep the change, ya filthy animal!
Your Turn: Which holiday traditions from your childhood do you still love to celebrate?
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Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She also writes about writing, life, comedy and love for blogs and books and sometimes things people care about, like Huffington Post and that one time she had an article published in the Onion.