12/20/2013 04:19 pm ET Updated Dec 23, 2013

'Home Alone' Booby Trap Retrospective (VIDEO)

We can all agree that Kevin McCallister was one very sadistic child, a character trait no doubt caused by his parent's obscene lack of responsibility. Lose an 8 year old once, shame on you, lose him twice... someone should have really called child services.

On the plus side, Kevin's nightmare-worthy booby traps have been a source of amusement for the past twenty-something years. Just in time for Christmas, we have compiled the most cringe worthy moments from Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York for your viewing pleasure. All of the subsequent sequels were naturally excluded, since they were a crime against filmmaking and should be permanently wiped from cinematic history, along with "Speed 2: Cruise Control."