Christmas Advent #1: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Christmas Advent #1: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Charlie Abt and Nico Read

The classic story of a typical American family that gets together for Christmas where anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Coming in at number one on our Christmas movie rankings is none other than National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Chevy Chase stars in this Christmas comedy that brings continuous laughter throughout the entire movie. Not only is this movie hilarious, but it is also relatable in how we normally spend the holidays with our loved ones, and there is always some sort of chaos that ensues. We decided on this as our number one pick due to the fact that it hits all the right notes in a perfect Christmas movie. Our two favorite scenes are without a doubt when the Griswald family buys a tree that is way too big for their living room, and they only did so because Clark thought it would be better to get one from nature rather than a tree lot. Our other favorite scene was when the squirrel gets loose in the house and causes the dog to chase the squirrel throughout the house, and finally, the squirrel and dog end up attacking their angry neighbor at the end of it. Slap-stick comedy, and the idea of togetherness makes it the go to movie that is hard to get bored of. And if you do, there are two other equally fantastic movies in the series that will guarantee a great Christmas day experience.