Friday, December 01, 2006
#1 Must-See Holiday Movie... Christmas Vacation
Clark: Where do you think you're going? Nobody's leaving. Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, 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 fucking Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse.
Clark: Our holidays were always such a mess.
Clark Sr.: Oh, yeah.
Clark: How'd you get through it?
Clark Sr.: I had a lot of help from Jack Daniels.
Clark: [a squirrel is loose in the house] Where is Eddie? He usually eats these goddam things. Cousin Catherine Johnson: Not recently, Clark. He read that squirrels were high in cholesterol.
*Quotes from www.imdb.com*
There are way too many classic moments in this movie, from the hanging of the Christmas lights, to Uncle Eddie. While it isn't sentimental in the same sense as some of the old black and white standbys, this one definitely falls under "classic" status. No matter how stressed out or hectic your holidays are, taking the time to sit down and watch this movie will remind you that no one, and I mean no one, can mess up a holiday quite like the Griswold clan. And that always makes me feel so much better!