"I try and go out less and less that time of year". Whether you enjoy its wacky shenanigans first and foremost or simply have it as part of your annual Christmas movie rotation, almost 30 years after it hit theaters, Home Alone is still considered a classic.
Still, despite being weirded out by Home Alone fans, Culkin spilled some secrets from the most popular scenes of the movie.
"They taped the pages closed, sadly", said Culkin.
"We did a 15-year anniversary DVD commentary (for the original); I realized I hadn't seen it in like 15 years", he told DeGeneres. "I don't really watch them all that often", claims Culkin.
"It's background radiation at Christmastime".
The actor-turned-Oscar commentator says that, especially near Christmas, strangers will approach him asking him to put his hands on his face and scream the way he did in the iconic 1990 holiday flick - to no avail.
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"I've had people who want to sit down and watch it with me, which is like both flattering and creepy".
'When I'm watching it I'm remembering that day on the set, like how I was hiding my Pepsi behind the couch, ' he explained, 'I can't watch it the same way other people do'.
Throughout the interview, the actor opened up about growing up in the spotlight and what it's like to have "Macauley Culkin's" face, even after all these years. I did like 14 movies in six years.
Explaining his hiatus from the movie business, he said: 'I was exhausted of it. I was actually looking forward to going to school. I was away from home a lot. "I needed something else".
These days, Culkin still enjoys living off the money he worked so hard to make as a child star in all those movies.
The 37-year-old actor, who shot to fame as a child artiste with the role of Kevin McAllister - an eight-year-old mistakenly left behind when his family flies to Paris for Christmas vacation. "It allows me to treat everything like a hobby".