From: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Who said it?: “Johnny”
The story behind the quote: Thanks to thegreatiaino for the huge correction regarding the movie as noted in the comments section below.
The quote comes from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. The first Home Alone movie was very successful and it actually spawned two more feature length movies as well as two made-for-TV films. However, this was the only other film to feature Kevin McCalliseter (portrayed by Maculay Culkin); the other films featured a different family and a different kid. Also, Home Alone 2 is the only movie in the series that didn’t take place in the protagonist’s home.
The quote comes from, apparently, a mobster film called Angels with Even Filthier Souls, which is the sequel to Angels with Filthier Souls, a mobster movie that Kevin was watching in the first Home Alone. Johnny, the head mobster, accuses a woman of cheating with other men. Kevin uses this scene from the movie as a distraction to escape from the hotel staff.
Geek wisdom: It’s the holidays! Don’t forget to wish people a Merry Christmas! And a Happy New Year as well!
3 thoughts on ““Merry Christmas, you filthy animal… and a Happy New Year!””
May this New Year brings you Immense happiness in all you do May the fireworks brings you The sound of Victory in your ear Wishing you happy New year.
Everyone recognizes that saying in the movie ‘Home Alone’. It’s a hilariously funny story about a boy who accidentally leaves his parents and siblings to travel to Europe on Christmas holidays
This is incorrect. The gangster movie in Home Alone 2 is Angels With Even Filthier Souls, a sequel to Angels With Filthy Souls, which he watches in the first one. In the first one, the quote is “Keep the change ya filthy animal”, not Merry Christmas.