Belfast Telegraph

Troubled childhood: Macaulay Culkin with mum Patricia and father Kit in 1990

Why it was not a wonderful life for Macaulay Culkin after he found fame in the hit Christmas film Home Alone 

How did we not know, you wonder. When Home Alone first appeared on screens, 27 years ago next week, and instantly became as much a part of Christmas as It's A Wonderful Life and Fairytale of New York, we ought really to have suspected there would be some casualties. Even the poster for the film - a small boy, his mouth open and his face in his hands - evoked The Scream by Edvard Munch.

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