National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
“Where do you think you’re going? Nobody’s leaving! Nobody’s walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christma!. Nooooo, no! We’re all in this together! This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here! We’re gonna press on, and we’re gonna have the hap- hap- happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny f***ing Kaye! And when Santa squeezes his fat white a** down that chimney tonight, he’s gonna find the jolliest bunch of a**holes this side of the nuthouse!”
Ah, yes, the holidays. We get it. They’re stressful and if you’re a Griswold? You may as well just chalk this one up as a loss in the books, because (let’s face it) nothing EVER goes right for you guys. Not ever.
But thankfully you DID press on, and the result was one of the funniest holiday movies to grace our lovely little decade.
Christmas Vacation was the third movie starring our favorite bumbling family, and it did not disappoint. Granted the kids remained inconsistent (Um, since when is Russ YOUNGER than Audrey?), but the comedy was right on track.
This time we find Clark W. Griswold planning to host his first-ever family Christmas. Of course, he’s keeping a secret on the side–– of a holiday bonus that he’ll put toward installing a new, in-ground pool.
And how could we be possibly be disappointed when Uncle Eddie shows up in his run-down camper with his plans to stay for just a couple nights? We weren’t. Clark on the other hand? Not so much. With everything from toxic gas being released from the sewer to trying to shove a GIANT Christmas tree in a space that was clearly too small, the laughs really don’t quit with this one.
And we’re glad.
Clark shows us what Christmas is really all about… loving your family and checking to see if your sh***ers are full.
Thanks, Griswolds. We owe ya one.
We ♥ National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.