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* In the first two ''Film/HomeAlone'' movies, Kevin [=McAllister=] gets separated from the rest of his family, and Kate, Kevin's mom, does everything she can to reunite with him. In the first film, Kevin gets left at home from the family's trip to Paris due to a power outage and a random neighbor kid being present during the headcount. In the second, Kevin accidentally boards the wrong plane and is headed to New York instead of Florida. At the end of both movies, the rest of the [=McAllister=] family reunites with Kevin on Christmas day.

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* In the first two ''Film/HomeAlone'' movies, Kevin [=McAllister=] gets separated from the rest of his family, and Kate, Kevin's mom, does everything she can to reunite with him. In the [[Film/HomeAlone1 first film, film]], Kevin gets left at home from the family's trip to Paris due to a power outage and a random neighbor kid being present during the headcount. In the second, [[Film/HomeAlone2LostInNewYork second]], Kevin accidentally boards the wrong plane and is headed to New York instead of Florida. At the end of both movies, the rest of the [=McAllister=] family reunites with Kevin on Christmas day.


* The entire ''Series/Hawkeye2021'' series revolves around this. After the events of ''Film/AvengersEndgame'', Clint Barton is excited to spend Christmas with his family, only to learn the enemies he made during his five-year stint as the vigilante Ronin have resurfaced in New York City. Now Clint must deal with them while ensuring he makes it home in time for the holiday.

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* The entire ''Series/Hawkeye2021'' series revolves around this. After the events of ''Film/AvengersEndgame'', Clint Barton is excited to spend Christmas with his family, only to learn the enemies he made during his five-year stint as the vigilante Ronin have resurfaced in New York City.City and are targeting Kate Bishop. Now Clint must deal with them while ensuring he makes it home in time for the holiday.

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* ''Film/BushChristmas'': Some intrepid kids chase a pair of horse thieves deep into the Australian outback. A heavy rainstorm comes through which wipes out their tracks, so they can't find their way back home. After this they start worrying about being lost and not being able to get back in time for Christmas. Luckily the HappyEnding has a posse led by their father showing up, arresting the horse thieves and getting the kids back home in time for Christmas.


* In the first two ''Film/HomeAlone'' movies, Kevin gets separated from the rest of the [=McAllister=] family, and Kate, Kevin's mom, does everything she can to reunite with him for the holidays. In the first film, Kevin gets left at home from the family's trip to Paris due to a power outage and a random neighbor kid being present during the headcount. In the second, Kevin accidentally boards the wrong plane and is headed to New York instead of Florida. At the end of both movies, the rest of the [=McAllister=] family reunites with Kevin on Christmas day.

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* In the first two ''Film/HomeAlone'' movies, Kevin [=McAllister=] gets separated from the rest of the [=McAllister=] his family, and Kate, Kevin's mom, does everything she can to reunite with him for the holidays.him. In the first film, Kevin gets left at home from the family's trip to Paris due to a power outage and a random neighbor kid being present during the headcount. In the second, Kevin accidentally boards the wrong plane and is headed to New York instead of Florida. At the end of both movies, the rest of the [=McAllister=] family reunites with Kevin on Christmas day.


* The plot of the ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndFriends'' episode, "[[Recap/ThomasAndFriendsS18E18LastTrainForChristmas Last Train For Christmas]]'' is that Connor is trying to get the people who visited the mainland back to their homes on Sodor in time for Christmas. However, a snowstorm complicates Connor's plans, and the engines have to work together to clear the lines so Connor can make it to the stations of Sodor on time. Thomas also lets Connor borrow Duck's Slip Coaches so that he can uncouple them without having to stop at the stations and save time.

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* The plot of the ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndFriends'' episode, episode "[[Recap/ThomasAndFriendsS18E18LastTrainForChristmas Last Train For for Christmas]]'' is that Connor is trying to get the people who visited the mainland back to their homes on Sodor in time for Christmas. However, a snowstorm complicates Connor's plans, and the engines have to work together to clear the lines so Connor can make it to the stations of Sodor on time. Thomas also lets Connor borrow Duck's Slip Coaches so that he can uncouple them without having to stop at the stations and save time.


* "Hurry Home for Christmas", another Christmas song first recorded in the 1960s by Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, is all about this and may well be the TropeNamer.

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* "Hurry Home for Christmas", another Christmas song first recorded in the 1960s by Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, is all also about this and may well be the TropeNamer.
this.


There's nothing like celebrating the holidays with your friends and family... Except when you're not there.

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There's nothing like celebrating the holidays with your friends and family... Except except when you're not there.


Can overlap with RoadTripPlot and/or StuckAtTheAirportPlot. Not to be confused with HomeByChristmas, where soldiers at war are promised they'll be able to go home by a certain date (usually Christmas), but the conflict ends up lasting much longer.

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Can overlap with RoadTripPlot and/or StuckAtTheAirportPlot. Not to be confused with HomeByChristmas, where soldiers at war are promised they'll the fighting will be able over in time for them to go home by a certain date (usually Christmas), but the conflict ends up lasting much longer.
longer than anticipated.


Can overlap with RoadTripPlot and/or StuckAtTheAirportPlot. Not to be confused with HomeByChristmas, where soldiers at war are promised to be able to go home by a certain date (usually Christmas), but the conflict ends up lasting much longer.

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Can overlap with RoadTripPlot and/or StuckAtTheAirportPlot. Not to be confused with HomeByChristmas, where soldiers at war are promised to they'll be able to go home by a certain date (usually Christmas), but the conflict ends up lasting much longer.


Can overlap with RoadTripPlot and/or StuckInTheAirportPlot. Not to be confused with HomeByChristmas, where soldiers at war are promised to be able to go home by a certain date (usually Christmas), but the conflict ends up lasting much longer.

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Can overlap with RoadTripPlot and/or StuckInTheAirportPlot.StuckAtTheAirportPlot. Not to be confused with HomeByChristmas, where soldiers at war are promised to be able to go home by a certain date (usually Christmas), but the conflict ends up lasting much longer.


Can overlap with RoadTripPlot. Not to be confused with HomeByChristmas, where soldiers at war are promised to be able to go home by a certain date (usually Christmas), but the conflict ends up lasting much longer.

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Can overlap with RoadTripPlot.RoadTripPlot and/or StuckInTheAirportPlot. Not to be confused with HomeByChristmas, where soldiers at war are promised to be able to go home by a certain date (usually Christmas), but the conflict ends up lasting much longer.


* The much-recorded Christmas standard "(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays" is also all about this trope.

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* The much-recorded [[ChristmasSongs Christmas standard standard]] "(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays" is also all about this trope.

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* The much-recorded Christmas standard "(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays" is also all about this trope.
-->I met a man who lives in Tennessee\\
And he was headin' for\\
Pennsylvania and some homemade pumpkin pie\\
From Pennsylvania folks are travelin'\\
Down to Dixie's sunny shore\\
From Atlantic to Pacific\\
Gee, the traffic is terrific
* "Hurry Home for Christmas", another Christmas song first recorded in the 1960s by Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, is all about this and may well be the TropeNamer.



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* The entire ''Series/Hawkeye2021'' series revolves around this. After the events of ''Film/AvengersEndgame'', Clint Barton is excited to spend Christmas with his family, only to learn the enemies he made during his five-year stint as the vigilante Ronin have resurfaced in New York City. Now Clint must deal with them while ensuring he makes it home in time for the holiday.


* The plot of the ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndFriends'' episode, "[[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS18E18LastTrainForChristmas Last Train For Christmas]]'' is that Connor is trying to get the people who visited the mainland back to their homes on Sodor in time for Christmas. However, a snowstorm complicates Connor's plans, and the engines have to work together to clear the lines so Connor can make it to the stations of Sodor on time. Thomas also lets Connor borrow Duck's Slip Coaches so that he can uncouple them without having to stop at the stations and save time.

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* The plot of the ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndFriends'' episode, "[[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS18E18LastTrainForChristmas "[[Recap/ThomasAndFriendsS18E18LastTrainForChristmas Last Train For Christmas]]'' is that Connor is trying to get the people who visited the mainland back to their homes on Sodor in time for Christmas. However, a snowstorm complicates Connor's plans, and the engines have to work together to clear the lines so Connor can make it to the stations of Sodor on time. Thomas also lets Connor borrow Duck's Slip Coaches so that he can uncouple them without having to stop at the stations and save time.

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