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The one thing you’ve probably never noticed in ‘Home Alone’ that will change how you see the movie


For many, it's a Christmas tradition to watch "Home Alone" with the family. However, next time you watch it, you'll want to pay extra attention to one particular scene at the beginning of the movie.

A user on Reddit posted a breakdown of a scene toward the start of the movie.

Look closely at what Kevin's dad just tossed in the trash.

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It's Kevin's ticket!

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That crucial scene may explain why the family never noticed Kevin was missing from the flight — they didn't have his ticket.

An IMBD answer explains more:

Q. Why didn't they notice Kevin's absence when they presented his airline ticket at the boarding gate?

A. Kevin's ticket was tossed in the trash when his father wiped up after Kevin spilled milk all over the passports and tickets. While getting into the car to go to the airport, Heather miscounted because the neighbor kid was in line with the rest of the family. Finally, the gate agent appears to be simply counting the McCallisters' tickets instead of matching names with people. Without a ticket for Kevin, no one apparently noticed that he was not in the group.

(H/T: BuzzFeed)

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