Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Movie Countdown: Christmas Vacation

 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - You have to pardon me, I largely grew up in the 80's so much of my list will be comprised of movies from that decade. This was one of several very funny in a series of National Lampoon's movies starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo.

While the first couple of movies in that series lose some laughs due to being dated, this one, which does show some age, is still hilarious.  I think it is in large part due to Christmas traditions not changing that much.  Actually throw in some Iphones and Kindles this movie would hardly look old at all.
Randy Quad as Uncle Eddie, as always, delivers.  Without a doubt, he is one of the best supporting characters in comedic films, hands down.  Mix him in with a stingy boss, Chase as Clark Griswold, his extended family, lots of Christmas lights, a giant tree, a cat and you are in for a treat.  What could go wrong? Everything! That is why it is so great.  Buy it or rent it.  Know it.  Love it.

See the last movie on the countdown.

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