Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik
Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis,
Randy Quaid and Julie Louis-Dreyfus
It is a probably the longest and only family tradition of mine to watch Christmas Vacation after eating turkey on Thanksgiving.
Bethany: Is your house on fire Clark?
Clark: No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights.
Sometimes two of us.
Clark: Burn some dust here. Eat my rubber.
Rusty: Dad, I think you mean burn rubber and eat my dust.
Sometimes all 13 of us.
Clark: Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of no where and leave you for dead?
Eddie: Nahhh, I'm doing just fine, Clark.
This year was no exception.
Bethany: Don't throw me down Clark.
Clark: I'll try not to Aunt Bethany.
By far my favorite Christmas movie, although Elf and Home Alone aren't too far behind.
Eddie: You surprised to see us Clark?
Clark: Oh, Eddie, If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn't be more surprised than I am now.
This movie is absolutely hysterical.
Clark: Since this is Aunt Bethany's 80th Christmas, I think she should lead us in the saying of Grace.
Aunt Bethany: [turns to Lewis] What, dear?
Nora Griswold: Grace!
Aunt Bethany: Grace? She passed away thirty years ago.
Uncle Lewis: They want you to say Grace.
[Bethany shakes her head in confusion]
Uncle Lewis: The BLESSING!
Aunt Bethany: [they all pause for prayer] I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and...
Not to mention, I could probably recite this movie back in my sleep, which I probably do.
Clark: Hey kids I heard on the news that an airline pilot spotted Santa's sleigh on it's way in from New York City.
Eddie: [after a pause] You serious, Clark?
John Hughes, the screenwriter, wrote probably every cult classic 80's movie, even funnier, also wrote Home Alone.
Clark: [Clark is about to cut the rope holding the branches of his huge Christmas tree] I give you the Griswold family Christmas tree.
[He cuts the rope and the branches fly out breaking windows and surrounding Clark]
Clark: Lot of sap in here! Mmmm... Looks great! Little full, lot of sap.
This is definitely a must see this and every holiday season.
[Todd Chester stares in horror at Eddie draining the RV toilet]
Eddie: Merry Christmas. Shitter was full.