All posts tagged: christmas vacation

Aunt Linda’s Tasteless Turkey

For years my Christmas Day Family Tradition consisted of driving 45minutes to my Aunt and Uncle’s, where we would watch some television, gossip about other family and sit down for turkey dinner. My Aunt always had her hands full with dinner. The turkey would be just a little overcooked, the mashed potatoes were always lumpy, and the gravy was even worse. Yet, I wouldn’t have it any other way. It was exactly like the dinner scene from Christmas Vacation, only without Chevy Chase. Randy Quaid was there though.

The Griswold’s 30 years later (What they look like now)

Okay, so this might be a bit of an older reunion (2012), but I needed an excuse to write about the Griswold’s as I’ve had the Vacation theme song stuck in my head all day. National Lampoon’s Vacation was the smash comedy hit from 1983 directed by the late great Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Dana Barron and a very young Anthony Michael Hall. It centered around a family as they travel across the country on a road trip to Walley World. The film successfully spun off into European Vacation, Christmas Vacation, and Vegas Vacation. There were also some lesser known spinoffs like Christmas Vacation 2 with Cousin Eddie, Hotel Hell Vacation (a digital short) and also rumors about a new flick in the franchise starring Ed Helms. It’s interesting seeing the cast now-a-days after having aged for 30+ years. Clark is still funny, Audrey is still cute and yeah I probably still would do Helen.