You can't have Christmas without 'Home Alone'. It's that simple.

Released in 1990 and directed by Chris Columbus with a script from John Hughes, the movie became a box office smash and cemented Macaulay Culkin as the child star of the '90s. With the help of comedic legends like Catherine O'Hara, John Candy, Daniel Stern and Joe Pesci, 'Home Alone' earned $476 million against a production budget of just $18 million.

But what about the stories behind the scenes? What was up with Daniel Stern and that tarantula? And just what did Peter McCallister do for a living that allowed him to fly his whole family to Paris?

Here's some useless trivia, you filthy animals.