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National Lampoon's Christmas

Discussion in 'Movies & Television' started by Marine0811, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Marine0811

    Marine0811 I love it loud! Subscriber

    Let’s be honest here. Who still finds this to be the funniest Christmas movie? I watched for the last night. I think simple comedy is the best. And I believe we can all relate to Clark Griswold in one way or another
     
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  2. hjames

    hjames beware of folks offering Cakes Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    You did see this, right? Ugly house, but it made all the media sites last week
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts...an-dangling-roof-it-was-clark-griswold-dummy/

    clarkGriswold.jpg

    It was only minutes before sunrise when Alfred Norwood Jr. slammed on his brakes, stopping his truck in the middle of the road, and turned on his hazard lights.

    The 65-year-old veteran from Austin said he was heading home after taking his wife to work one hazy morning early last week when he saw what appeared to be a man in a blue plaid shirt, jeans and Velcro sneakers, hanging from the rooftop by his fingertips. The figure was tangled up in a string of holiday lights and the ladder was just out of his reach.

    Surveillance video from a Nest Cam showed Norwood run up to the home, screaming, “Oh mister, please hold on!” He grabbed the ladder, ripping it from the display, and repositioned for him.

    “Alright, can you reach it? Can you reach it?!" he added.

    When there was no response, Norwood shouted, “Help!”

    “It looked like a guy in distress needing help, so I took a chance to try to help him,” Norwood said Monday in a phone interview with The Washington Post. But, he added, “It turned out to be a dummy.”

    A dummy fashioned after a Christmas icon: Clark Griswold.

    “All I was trying to do is help the guy,” Norwood explained.
     
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  3. Marine0811

    Marine0811 I love it loud! Subscriber

    25,000 imported Italian twinkling Christmas lights. That according to Art aren’t twinkling
     
  4. Bobcat

    Bobcat Sound Hound

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    I love it, still. Have to be in the mood though.
     
  5. whyaskit

    whyaskit music. Subscriber

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    “You couldn’t hear a dump truck driving through a nitroglycerin plant.”

    Best line ever!
     
  6. CT_Ohio

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    Sh-tter was full...

    It is a classic, I'm torn between CV and A Christmas Story for overall re-watchability. Need to rewatch Gremlins, the 3rd of my 80s Xmas standard trilogy. (I'd throw in Trading Places but I treat that more as a general watch, Santa with salmon notwithstanding).
     
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  7. the skipper

    the skipper Amateur Curmudgeon Subscriber

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    I had my 84 year old cousin watch it for the first time and I've NEVER, ever, heard her laugh so often, so loud, and so long!
     
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  8. Gazdatronik

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    That movie unnerved me greatly as a five year old.

    I kept thinking "why are all these terrible things happening, why is this family is so stupid?"
     
  9. lokerola

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    I had about 10 things go wrong over the weekend while trying to put my Christmas lights up on the gutters. I was getting frustrated having to drive back and forth to Lowes - but at some point the image of poor Clark Griswald and his lights popped into my mind and I just started to laugh!
     
  10. gadget73

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    Cousin Eddie is my favorite, and that scene where Clark chews out his boss for not giving him a bonus is priceless.
     
  11. SPL db

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    It is a tradition in our house to watch it the Friday after Thanksgiving. Been a solid tradition for the last 21 years. :thumbsup:
     
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  12. electronjohn

    electronjohn Plug it in & see!! Subscriber

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    I think my wife & I have it memorized. Not a weak scene in the movie...driving under the logging truck, Todd & Margo next door, getting trapped in the attic...it's a mighty lonnnng list. Completely cracks us up every time we watch.
     
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  13. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    I love it and plan on seeing it -- again-- this week.
     
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  14. Marine0811

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    I watch it a few times throughout the season
     
  15. Uncle Bambi

    Uncle Bambi Funky Tut

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    Beverly DeAngelo..... Mmmmm.
    BeBe Neuwirth..... Mmmm.

    And the cat under the chair - woof!

    Too much to take in with this movie at one sitting..... so funny on many levels.
     
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    that there's an RV ...
     
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  17. Marine0811

    Marine0811 I love it loud! Subscriber

    We’re going to be the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse. Awesome!
     
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  18. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    A lotta good stuff goin' on @ this film but my favorite characters are "Uncle Lewis" (Bill Hickey) and "Aunt Bethany" (Mae Questel). Man, I still howl @ the scene where "Uncle Lewis" "burns up" the (too dry) tree w/ the lighting of a cigar. Too funny.
     
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    Mystic We're all born mad

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    ^^^ Piece of film/television trivia for y'all: actress Mae Questel ("Aunt Bethany") was the "voice" of the original "Betty Boop" and "Olive Oyl" (of "Popeye" fame) characters.
     
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  20. Marine0811

    Marine0811 I love it loud! Subscriber

    That’s pretty cool! I didn’t know that
     

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