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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Our favorite family Christmas special. Every year shortly after Thanksgiving my husband, kids, and I all watch this on DVD.
In fact through the year we tend to quote scenes from the movie.
For instance if someone eats something that they like, they may say
"That is goooouuuud"
Or drinks something tasty... "It's good... it's good"
If something is lit up: "Is your house on fire Clark?"
If someone hears a soft sounds that no one else seems to hear: "you couldn't hear a dump truck driving through a nitroglycerine plant"
If someone doesn't know the answer to why something strange happened: "I don't know Margo!"
If you can't remember where these scenes came from I added the videos below.
So get your moose egg nog glasses out, crank the sound for Mavis, and grab a big bowl of popcorn... it's time to watch Christmas Vacation.
Opening Song for National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - By Mavis Staples
Clark's Bonus Check - It's Good.. It's Good -- drinking form the egg nog bowl
Aunt Bethany - "Is your house on fire Clark?"
Squirrel Scene - "you couldn't hear a dump truck driving through a nitroglycerine plant"
And why is the carpet all wet, Todd?
Audrey's frozen from the waist down - it's all part of the experience
So who is in the movie?:
Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold
Beverly D'Angelo as Ellen Griswold
Juliette Lewis as Audrey Griswold
Johnny Galecki as Russell 'Rusty' Griswold
John Randolph as Clark Wilhelm Griswold, Sr.
Diane Ladd as Nora Griswold
E.G. Marshall as Art Smith
Doris Roberts as Frances Smith
Randy Quaid as Cousin Eddie Johnson
Miriam Flynn as Cousin Catherine Johnson
Cody Burger as Cousin Rocky Johnson
Ellen Hamilton Latzen as Cousin Ruby Sue Johnson
William Hickey as Uncle Lewis
Mae Questel as Aunt Bethany