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''National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation'' is one of the best anti-Christmas DVDs


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Chevy Chase, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: Warner Bros/Everett Collection

”National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” is one of the best anti-Christmas DVDs

WHO’S NAUGHTY AND NICE Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid

PREMISE This time, Clark Griswold (Chase, above) and his family are spending their vacation at home, at a house overstuffed with relatives, including Cousin Eddie (Quaid) and plenty of aunts, uncles, and grandparents.

BAH, HUMBUG! MOMENT So many to choose from: the deflating turkey; the electrocuted cat; the septic explosion?

MEMORABLE QUOTE ”We’re gonna press on, and we’re gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny f—ing Kaye,” Clark tells his miserable relatives. ”And when Santa squeezes his fat white a– down that chimney tonight, he’s gonna find the jolliest bunch of a–holes this side of the nuthouse.”