KIEV â€” Channel-surf through Ukrainian television during the holiday season and youâ€™re bound to come across a rerun of the classic Christmas film “Home Alone.”
The slapstick comedy â€” whose soundtrack, coincidentally, includes a song, “Carol of the Bells,” by a Ukrainian composer â€” ranks among the 10 most watched films in Ukraine, and local friends consistently rate it as their “favorite” holiday flick.
It may seem an odd choice. But Ukrainians empathize with Macaulay Culkin’s character Kevin, whoâ€™s left alone to protect his home against ruthless criminals and forced to improvise clever gags to keep them at bay. For centuries, Ukrainians …read more
Source: European Voice