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The 12 Days of Christmas Vacation

One of the best things about this time of year is getting to watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Of all the Christmas movies out there, it’s definitely my favorite. Watching this third installment of the Griswold family was something of a tradition for the Worcester family, and even after countless viewings, it still makes me laugh out loud every year.

Chevy Chase is at the top of his game and the supporting cast is note perfect. Everything comes together flawlessly in this movie, easily making it the best of the Vacation franchise. For more detail on that, please consult my fellow Splitsider contributor Alden Ford.

To properly show my love for this movie in Christmas carol form, here are 12 reasons why I think Christmas Vacation is a true holiday classic:

Twelve Griswolds Griping

Eleven Eddies Piping

Ten Sparkys Sledding

Nine Chainsaws Revving

Eight Trees-a-Trimming

Seven Babes-a-Swimming

Six Clarks-a-Cracking

Five Gold Houses

Four Barfing Dogs

Three Dried-Out Turkeys

Two Fried Cats

And a Squirrel in a Christmas Tree

Ben Worcester will take on anyone who thinks that Christmas Vacation isn’t the best of the Vacation movies.


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