November 23, 2008

Christmas with the Griswolds

I anticipate this will be one of a few posts about Christmas until Christmas day comes. In a time when so many people dread the Christmas season, I'm one of the few that gets excited. There's no possible way I could ever truly express how much I loathe cold weather, but there's still a small part of me that gets excited when the weather begins to turn chilly. Only because that usually means Christmas is right around the corner.

One of the things I love about Christmas is, well, the movies. You can name some classic Christmas movies like:

It's a wonderful Life
A Christmas Story
Miracle on 34th Street
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
The old Rudolph and Frosty the snowman cartoons
The Grinch cartoon

A Christmas Story is probably my favorite. I've probably seen it no less then a dozen times thanks to TNT and TBS showing it for 24 straight hours on Christmas Eve every year. I also love Christmas Vacation, which I watched again tonight. The awkward Griswold movies are usually about things that go wrong with their vacations, or in this case, when family comes over for Christmas. Yet, by the end of the movie the moral of the story is still clear.

Personally, I like the slight raunchiness of Christmas Vacation. Clark W. Griswold is a bit of a nutball and, well...I think it's funny. I also love the rancor he has for his snobby neighbors. Take a look...if you like.

Ahh yes, if I could always be that curt.


Roo Roo's Corner said...

What about Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol?

Jeremy said...

I missed that one! And I missed "A Charlie Brown Christmas" too!

I'm slipping.

Brent Hope said...

Jeremy...I had never seen that clip before. I laughed so hard. I miss Chevy being funny. Awesome post.

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