This movie never fails to make me laugh so hard I pee myself. Seriously.
I love Chevy Chase’s humor, and couple that with the fact that my family scarily resembles the Griswold’s makes this a classic.
Clark Griswold: Where do you think you’re going? Nobody’s leaving. Nobody’s walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We’re all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We’re gonna press on, and we’re gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fucking Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney
tonight, he’s gonna find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse.
surely you all have an Aunt Bethany…
Clark: Since this is Aunt Bethany’s 80th Christmas, I think she should lead us in the saying of Grace.
Aunt Bethany: [turns to Lewis] What, dear?
Nora Griswold: Grace!
Aunt Bethany: Grace? She passed away thirty years ago.
Uncle Lewis: They want you to say Grace. [Bethany shakes her head in confusion]
Uncle Lewis: The BLESSING!
Aunt Bethany: [they all pose for prayer] I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands/ One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
This weekend, we are decorating the house. When we’re done, we’ll settle back in our chairs with hot chocolate and watch this movie. It’s a family tradition now, and why break a good thing? I know there’s plenty of classic movies to watch, like, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, but how can you resist some low-brow humor and a fried cat for christmas???
We’ll just cover David’s ears for the bad words.