It Was Once a Clark Griswold Christmas | Beaufort County Now | Clark Griswold, the iconic well-meaning father of this age, shares his Christmas Vacation with us, and it is one that many of us will never forget. | Christmas Vacation, Clark Griswold, Chevy Chase, John Hughes, Cousin Eddie, National Lampoon, Randy Quaid, Chicago, Illinois, chrstms

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It Was Once a Clark Griswold Christmas

    Clark Griswold, the iconic well-meaning father of this age, shares his Christmas Vacation with us, and it is one that many of us will never forget. If you watched any comedic movies in the 1980's, you would be familiar with Chevy Chase and the National Lampoon Vacation comedies, of which Christmas Vacation is my personal favorite.

    The cast was probably the best of all the Vacation comedies, with Randy Quaid's ne'er-do-well Cousin Eddie in more of a feature roll, which is hilarious if only to make Chevy Chase's role of the hapless Clark Griswold to appear almost normal, by contrast - an ignoble feat.

Clark Griswold mistakenly locked in the attic with no heat - they say Decembers are cold in Chicago - for the afternoon, with only women's old clothes and his Christmas memories to keep him warm: Above.

    Here below are two short videos from that film: 1) First, the Clark Griswold attic scene, where he has more than a few poignant moments with the old family 8MM films, with Ray Charles wailing in the background; 2) Second, The Griswold Christmas Eve supper, which is more than hilarious.


The attic scene: Above.


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Christmas Eve Supper: Above.

    Publisher's note: If you are really in the Christmas spirit, or just in the need for more, please click here to access all of the holiday spirit that BCN can harness and offer for this Yuletide Season.

    Publisher's note: If you are really in the Christmas spirit, or just in the need for more, please click here to access all of the holiday spirit in melody and narrative that BCN can harness and offer for this Yuletide Season.


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