For my Fourth Film Friday, and the last one of 2015, I am going to be picking my all-time favorite Christmas movie. It is a movie that no matter how many times you watch it, it will make you laugh until you cry. The movie is 1989's, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.
The movie has so many memorable moments, from Clark's falling in love with a lingerie saleswoman, to him imagining her in his pool that he is putting in after that Christmas with the money from his bonus check from work. From Aunt Bethany saying the Pledge of Allegiance for the Christmas Grace, to when there is a squirrel in the tree that he cuts down from the neighbors yard. From the 25,000 lights he has on his house, that makes the entire city of Chicago go on Nuclear Backup Power, to his cousin Eddie emptying his RV toilet in the storm drain. From Aunt Bethany ending the movie with the singing of the National Anthem, after her husband, Uncle Louis, blows up the fumes from Eddie's dumping of toxic human waste into the storm drain, sending the lawn ornaments of Santa and his reindeer into the sky on fire, to when they go get the Griswold Family Christmas Tree.
This movie is non-stop funny from beginning to end, with the feeling that this type of Christmas disaster can happen to anyone.
We watch this movie every year on Christmas Eve as a family, and it never disappoints. Again no matter how many times you watch this film, it will always be funny, and even though the jokes are old, and you know they are coming up, you still laugh very hard when they happen. I will put a few clips from the movie down below, and hopefully you feel the same way, about this timeless classic.
Have you ever seen this film? Did you find it as funny as I did? What were your favorite parts of the film?
Quotes of the Day: "What dear, (Grace!) Grace, she passed away thirty years ago!" - Aunt Bethany
"And when Santa shoves his fat, white ass down the chimney tonight. He's going to see the craziest bunch of assholes this side of the nut house!" - Clark Griswold
"That cat had nine lives, and spent them all right there." - Cousin Eddie