For part of his life, writer John Hughes grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and his movies reflect an affinity for the city. For Home Alone, nothing was filmed in Hollywood but in Illinois instead. This was normal for a Hughes film. They even used a high school's swimming pool to film the airplane scenes and the flooded basement of the "Murphy's". The movie was almost shut down at one point.

Daniel Stern was filming City Slickers when Home Alone was released and as the weeks went on, he and Billy Crystal were amazed that Home Alone continued to be #1 at the box office. Director Chris Columbus later went on to make other popular family films such as Mrs. Doubtfire and the first two "Harry Potter" films.

8 Facts About Home Alone

8 Facts About 'Home Alone'

Since its premiere in 1990, 'Home Alone' has developed into a popular Christmas film classic. For many Christmas lovers, the holiday is not complete without this beloved movie. Watch the video above to learn some fun facts concerning:

1. "Marv" actor Daniel Stern
2. Writer John Hughes
3. The "McCallister" house in real life.
4. Joe Pesci, who played "Harry"
5. Robert De Niro
6. "Buzz's" girlfriend