The Ultimate National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Movie Quiz


By: Troy

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"Worse? How could things get any worse? Take a look around here, Ellen. We're at the threshold of hell!" That's something most people don't typically say during the holidays! When things took a turn for the worse, Clark Griswold let out all of his frustration with this quote. Christmas with the Griswolds featured mishap after mishap, from problems with the Christmas tree and lights to Cousin Eddie's unexpected arrival.

The National Lampoon movies always give us endless comedy and then pull at our heartstrings, just to bring back all of the laughs once again. This movie was no exception. Did you know that "Christmas Vacation" ends on Christmas Eve? Imagine how much fun and sentimentality Christmas Day with the Griswolds would have brought!

It wasn't long before "Christmas Vacation" became an instant holiday classic; it debuted at number 2 at the box office when it was released in 1989. Do you know which actor was very talented with ad-libs? It was Chevy Chase! No rehearsals were done for "Christmas Vacation."

One signature component of most National Lampoon movies is the song "Holiday Road." "Christmas Vacation" is an exception to this, as it has its own music. Do you know what this movie has that is different from the rest of the National Lampoon franchise? A sequel! "Christmas Vacation 2" was all about Cousin Eddie and his family, as they ventured out to a tropical island.

"Christmas Vacation" is a classic comedy that will be remembered for a long time. If you think you know how the Griswolds spent their holidays, take this quiz to receive your present – a great score!

What does Clark use to put up lights on his house?

He uses a staple gun to hang lights on his house.


What does Clark wear on his head when using his chainsaw for the first time?

He wears a hockey goalie mask which makes him look like Jason from the movie Friday the 13th.


What type of animal is in the Christmas tree?

A Squirrel jumps out of the tree and gets chased by Cousin Eddie's dog throughout the house.


What are the first names of the Griswold's neighbors?

Todd was played by Nicholas Guest and Margo was played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus.


Which of these isn't an excuse Rusty gives to Clark for why he can't help double check the light bulbs?

Rusty rattles off numerous excuses for why he can't help double check the light bulbs but helping his sister isn't one of them.


What is the name of Cousin Eddie's dog?

And this here's our pride and joy, Snots… We named him that cause he's got this sinus condition. - Cousin Eddie


What corrected Ruby Sue's crossed eyes?

Falls in a well, her eyes go crossed. She gets kicked by a mule, they go back to normal. - Cousin Eddie


What did Cousin Eddie's dog drink before leaving for the Griswold's home?

Don't worry about it Clark, a little tree water aint going to hurt him. Before we left he drank a half quart of Pennzoil. Boy when he lifted his leg the next morning.. - Cousin Eddie


What two gifts does old Aunt Bethany wrap up and bring for Christmas?

Aunt Bethany gift wraps a Jello mold that was leaking and her cat that was meowing.


When does Cousin Eddie say he is leaving?

But don't you go falling in love with it now (His RV) cause we're taking it with us when we leave next month - Cousin Eddie


What type of product has Clark Griswold been working on at work?

Ooh the Crunch Enhancer? Yeah, it's a non-nutritive cereal varnish. It's semi-permeable, it's not osmotic, what it does is it coats and seals the flake and prevents the milk from penetrating it. - Clark Griswold


What gift does Cousin Eddie give Clark?

Cousin Eddie kidnaps his boss and puts a red bow on him for Clark.


How does Aunt Bethany's cat meet it's demise?

It uses up all 9 lives when it chews through a Christmas light strand and gets electrocuted.


What doesn't happen to the Griswolds on the drive to cut down a Christmas tree?

The car gets cutoff, they drive under a trailer of logs, and when they pull out from under the trailer, they hit a snow bank and catch flight, landing in the parking lot for their destination. They don't get a flat tire.


Which part of Audrey's body doesn't she complain about being cold while hiking to get the Griswold family Christmas tree?

She can't feel her hips, legs, and her toes go numb while hiking to the Griswold family Christmas tree.


Which cartoon character is Clark's coffee mug in the shape of at work?

Clark's coffee mug is in the shape of The Tasmanian Devil.


What is Clark doing when the grandparents show up?

Clark is standing in front of a mirror trying on his Santa beard.


How many light bulbs does Clark Griswold put on his house?

250 strands of lights, 100 individual bulbs per strand for a grand total of 25,000 imported Italian twinkle lights - Clark Griswold


Who closes the attic on Clark and locks him in so he can't join the family when they go to the mall?

Frances finds the source of the cold draft to be the attic ladder and closes it on Clark.


Clark's wife Ellen has a nickname for Clark. What does she call him?

When they are trying to figure out why the Christmas lights aren't working she calls him Sparky.


Which store does Clark Griswold find himself at when the sled finally stops?

He finally stops in front of Wal-Mart after sledding out of control.


Which sports team is on Clark Griswold's hat throughout the movie?

Clark wears a Chicago Bears hat in the movie.


What does Bethany recite whe she is asked to say grace at the dinner table?

She recites "The Pledge of Allegience" as the blessing.


What item does Cousin Eddie crush in Clark's shopping cart when in Walmart?

Cousin Eddie crushes a pack of light bulbs with a large bag of Ol'Roy Walmart brand dog food.


What is Clark's big plan for getting rid of the squirrel in the house?

I'm going to catch it in a coat and smack it with a hammer - Clark Griswold


Which carol do the Griswolds not sing in the station wagon on the way to get a Christmas tree?

They sing both "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" and "Deck the Halls" while driving in their car.


When the relatives arrive, which movie is Rusty watching on the television?

Rusty is watching "It's A Wonderful Life" before the relatives arrive.


What is the manufacturer of the old pickup truck that cuts off the Griswold's family station wagon in the beginning of the movie?

It's ironically a Dodge truck as Clark has to dodge the truck from hitting his station wagon.


Which of these things doesn't happen to Santa in the opening cartoon?

Lots of things happen to poor Santa but being run over by his reindeer isn't one of them.


What is the last line in the movie?

Clark says "I did it". (Roll credits)


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