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The Doughboy’s Favorite Saturday Night Family Activity: Pizza and Movie Night

Updated November 18, 2019
Sheet-Pan Cheese-Stuffed-Crust Pizza, The Pillsbury Doughboy with a television remote - Free Form - 25 Days of Christmas
Because movies and pizza go together like Christmas and presents, cookies and cocoa, Santa and reindeer…

Some Christmas movies just get better and better with time, and become more than just movies—they’re practically institutions! We’re talking about the ones you’ve seen 100 times and will happily watch 100 times more; the ones that are as big a part of your Christmas traditions as the tree itself; the movies that Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without.

If you lived through the 1990s, there’s a very good chance that for you, those movies are “Home Alone” and “Home Alone 2.” This year, Pillsbury has partnered with Freeform to bring you both of the “Home Alone” movies as part of their annual 25 Days of Christmas lineup, compliments of the Doughboy!

Watch on Freeform: Saturday 12/7
Watch on Freeform: Saturday 12/7

Home Alone: 7:50pmET/7:50pmPT/6:50pmCT
Home Alone 2: 10:20pmET/10:20pmPT/9:20pmCT

A quick plot refresher of the first movie: The night before the McCallisters’ big Christmas trip to Paris, 8-year-old Kevin gets in a fight with his family after they eat all of the plain cheese pizza he wanted for dinner. He’s sent upstairs to sleep alone as punishment, eventually leading to him famously being left behind when his family leaves for the airport in the morning. The Wet Bandits show up, Kevin takes a short break from improvising some truly impressive home security to finally order his own cheese pizza, the McAllisters are reunited, and the rest is Christmas history.

A lovely cheese pizza, just for me.
A lovely cheese pizza, just for me.
– Kevin McCallister, “Home Alone”

Not to overstate the importance of pizza here, but think about it: If they’d just made quick homemade pizzas with Pillsbury™ crust instead of ordering delivery, they could have made another plain cheese pie for Kevin and avoided this whole mess. Just saying.

As a pizza fan himself, the Doughboy can appreciate Kevin’s passion for cheese pizza. And, since Pillsbury has already picked the movies, it’s time to pick the pizza! After all, this is a PIZZA and movie night. So bake an easy cheese pizza with our Pillsbury™ pizza crust in honor of Kevin, or make one of our favorite pizza-inspired recipes to enjoy while Kevin takes care of Harry and Marv and be sure to tune in to “Home Alone” and “Home Alone 2” on Freeform.

The Perfect Dinner for You, Based on Your Favorite Christmas Movie
The Perfect Dinner for You, Based on Your Favorite Christmas Movie
Put on your Christmas jammies, turn up the volume and keep the holiday movies playing—with on-theme meal ideas to go with them. From one-pot “Elf” spaghetti to “roast beast” even the Grinch would love, we know just what you should make for dinner based on your favorite Christmas movie.