Kate is able to make it as far as Scranton, Pennsylvania, but she cannot get a flight from Scranton to Chicago. Overhearing her plight about the need to get home to her son, Gus Polinski (John Candy), polka king of the Midwest, offers her a lift in the truck he has rented with fellow musicians, the Kenosha Kickers, in order to get them to Milwaukee, about 90 miles north of Chicago. On Christmas morning, Kevin wakes up in hopes that his family has returned, but the house is still empty. Suddenly, his mom comes through the front door. After a big hug, Kate explains that the rest of the family couldn't get a flight back. Just then, the door opens, and his dad and four siblings come in, having taken the morning flight from Paris that Kate didn't want to wait for. In the final scene, Kevin looks out the window to see Old Man Marley (Roberts Blossom), whom Buzz calls "the South Bend Shovel Slayer", being reunited with his son and the family from whom he's been estranged for years. Suddenly, Buzz's voice can be heard yelling in the background, "Kevin! What did you do to my room?"