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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

(1989)

Chevy Chase, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Image credit: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: �Warner Bros/Everett Collection

''National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation'' is one of the best anti-Christmas DVDs

WHO'S NAUGHTY AND NICE Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid

PREMISE This time, Clark Griswold (Chase, above) and his family are spending their vacation at home, at a house overstuffed with relatives, including Cousin Eddie (Quaid) and plenty of aunts, uncles, and grandparents.

BAH, HUMBUG! MOMENT So many to choose from: the deflating turkey; the electrocuted cat; the septic explosion…

MEMORABLE QUOTE ''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,'' Clark tells his miserable relatives. ''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.''

Originally posted Dec 17, 2004
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