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This is our family's tradition: every year we put this movie on right before we begin decorating our Christmas Tree....my kids are I their twenties and there doing it with their kids..... Just something about this movie that embodies every one of us....you can see a little bit of each member of the family in each character, from Clark's well meaning but unrealistic vision of the "perfect" family Christmas i.e. Super sized Tree...lol....to Cousin Eddy....we quote this move all year long.....AWSOME is the only word for this movie
As if Christmas isn't already busy, Clark and his family get invaded by the entire family to stay at his & Ellen's home in Breckenridge, Co. Cousin Eddie is a real gas and uncle Louis is a riot! Worth the time to watch and laugh at the one-liners from all involved!
Entertaining, but it gets annoying when Griswold is so blinded by wanting all of his family to be around for Christmas, that he completely ignores how the family is causing most of the problem. If I was Griswold, I'd kick them out of the house and spend Christmas with just my wife and kids.
From roasted Christmas trees to electrified cats and exploding sewers, this film offers on all ends. While the moralic side might be slightly swayed whereas the heart of Christmas does not lie in the gift of giving, but in that of receiving (a large Christmas bonus check), it is more of a disaster comedy than a Christmas film. Hilarious the first time and still funny the second. Although not the Lampoon's most charming performance, still worth a watching every once in a while.