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9 reasons why National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is the best Xmas film

Settle in for a good old fashioned Griswold family Christmas.

BEFORE YOU ALL start giving out yards that the best Christmas film is in fact Scrooged/Muppets Christmas Carol/It’s a Wonderful Life/Home Alone/Die Hard/Elf/Gremlins etc etc let us tell you that we agree with you.

There are too many deadly Christmas films to choose from to pick an ultimate number one, but for today it’s National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

Here’s why:

1. The song

Hip hip hooray it’s Christmas vacation!

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2. Chevy Chase is in it

He’s also in Caddyshack, Fletch, Three Amigos and Community, and that makes him alright in our book.

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3. Elaine from Seinfeld as the shitehawk neighbour

She and her yuppie boyfriend are such shitehawks in it.

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4. Juliet Lewis is in it and she recently reunited with Chevy Chase

Here she is as Audrey in the original film:


5. Aunt Bethany wraps the cat up

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6. Nostalgia in the attic

The scene where Clark gets accidentally locked in the attic, finds old home movies and listens to Ray Charles is genuinely touching. Also, he’s wearing this hat:


7. The cat gets electrocuted

That thing had nine lives, she just spent ‘em all

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8. The squirrel in the Christmas tree

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9. You can buy an official National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Moose Mug

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9 reasons why Home Alone is deadly>

It’s a National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation miracle!

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Emer McLysaght

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