When you think of some of the great movie families at Christmastime, you think of the Baileys from It’s A Wonderful Life, the Cratchets from A Christmas Carol, and the Hobbs from Elf. But it’s important to remember one of the true torchbearers of cinematic Christmas spirit: the one and only Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase).
For the Griswold family’s third film, 1989’s National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, they decided to stay home and have Christmas come to them. And despite every possible obstacle thrown in their way, the Griswold family manages to maintain their holiday cheer. If you’re the type whose love of Christmas simply cannot be deterred, here are a few things you might want to check to see if you qualify as an honorary member of the Griswold family.