What % Clark Griswold Are You?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

What % Clark Griswold Are You?
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About This Quiz

When "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" starts playing on repeat, it can only mean one thing: Christmas is just around the corner! You know the story: Clark Griswold loves his family so much that he takes the holidays into his own hands. He means well, but his over-ambitious plans and his wacky relatives quickly derail the Christmas that Clark had in mind. 

When you're putting up the lights and searching for the perfect gift, how much are you like Clark? Do you manage to roll with the punches, or do you lose it enough to seek revenge? Once we see how well you manage to survive the Aunt Bethanys and Cousin Eddies of your family, it'll be easy for us to figure out how much you resemble the Griswold patriarch. It might be more than you think! 

Even if you can't afford to be an elf, there might be more of Clark Griswold's holiday spirit running through you than you think. The holidays bring out the best — and the worst — in all of us. But in the end, they remind us why we put in all the extra effort every year. 

Are you 100% Clark Griswold? Or are you more like Mr. Shirley? Spend some of your holiday time with us, and we'll let you know! 

Clark Griswold or Cousin Eddie If Cousin Eddie showed up at your family dinner, would you invite him inside?
It's the polite thing to do.
I would take a plate out to his RV.
We'll just turn off the lights and pretend like we're not home.
Sure, this should be entertaining.

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2-Christmas-Bonus What are you planning to do with your Christmas bonus this year?
I should be able to afford a Happy Meal.
Someone is going to get a special gift.
I'll take everyone on a vacation.
I don't get a Christmas bonus.

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3-Cufflinks Which of these would you least like to find in your stocking on Christmas morning?
Cousin Eddie's bathrobe
Audrey's retainer
Aunt Bethany's cat
Clark's cufflinks

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4-Inflatable-Decorations How many inflatable Christmas decorations will you put on your lawn?
I have one inflatable Santa.
I put up an elf or two.
I have so many, you can't see my lawn.
I'm not a big fan of inflatables.

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5-Uncle-Lewis What would you say if your Uncle Lewis burned down your tree?
"It was an ugly tree, anyway."
"That's it! Someone call an Uber for him and Bethany!"
"At least it's out of its misery."
"Oh well. There's always next year."

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6-Christmas-Tree If you chopped down your own tree, how big would it be?
I would chop down a four-foot-tall tree.
I think it needs to be at least six feet.
I'm not going home with a tree that's less than 12 feet tall.
It would be like the Charlie Brown tree.

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7-Audrey-Griswold Are you more like Audrey or Russ Griswold on Christmas morning?
Audrey
I'm more like Cousin Eddie.
I'm a lot like Ellen, actually.
Russ

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8-Milk-And-Cookies On Christmas Eve, what are you more likely to leave out for Santa?
Jello and a bottle of water
A ham sandwich and a soda
Cookies and milk
Leftover pizza and an energy drink

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9-Carving-Turkey In your opinion, what's the most important part of carving a turkey?
A well-cooked bird
Having the family around
Using the right knife
Even slices

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10-Christmas-Lights Can the astronauts see your yearly lighting display from space?
No one in my neighborhood needs a nightlight during the holidays.
No, but I can see them from around the block.
I think they can!
I don't put up many outdoor lights.

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11-Aunt-Bethany How would you react to getting Aunt Bethany's cat as a gift?
I would giggle.
I would thank her and return it to her house later.
I think it's safer if I act like I'm thrilled and adopt the cat.
Aunt Bethany would be seeing a doctor soon.

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12-Ellen What do you think you have in common with Ellen Griswold at Christmastime?
I'm always patient with my family.
I fix things and people never notice.
I love my family no matter what they do.
I could stand to spend more time focusing on myself.

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13-Gift-Giving How do you think others see your gift-giving style?
Thoughtful
Sensible
Extravagant
Last minute

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14-Watching-Movie Which holiday film could you watch over and over again?
"Elf"
"The Santa Clause"
"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"
"Ernest Saves Christmas"

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15-Mistletoe Who are you most likely to kiss under the mistletoe this year?
A friend
My sweetheart
Whoever is standing under it with me
I avoid mistletoe.

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16-Clark-Freak-Out Do you ever reach the point of snapping like Clark during the holidays?
Waiting in line gets me every time.
I think everyone has a holiday breaking point.
I usually have a meltdown trying to get the food on the table.
No way! Everything about the holidays makes me jolly.

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17-Over-the-Top Would your loved ones say that you go over the top at Christmastime?
They would say I get a participation trophy.
My gifts are always over the top.
Everyone who knows me would say that.
I don't think they would say that.

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18-Neighbors Do you think your neighbors approve of your caroling skills?
I don't go, but I like their caroling.
They love it! Sometimes, they give us cookies.
They enjoy it so much they slam their doors and close their curtains.
I should try it and find out this year!

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19-Holiday-Time-Off What's the best part of having time off over the holidays?
Not having to work
Getting some rest
Being with family
Sleeping in

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20-Mall-Santa What gift might you ask the mall Santa to bring you this year?
A new coffeemaker
A peaceful mind
A bikini body
A wad of cash

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21-Egg-Nog Hot chocolate or eggnog? Which holiday drink do you like more?
Hot cider is more my style.
I love a nice hot chocolate.
Eggnog flows on tap in my house.
I need something stronger for the holidays!

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22-Christmas-Ornaments What's the most precious ornament on your tree?
A handmade keepsake
A photo ornament
A family heirloom
An ornament from my childhood

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23-pool How would you feel about getting a new pool as a Christmas gift?
I would need a yard for that!
Can I substitute it for a jacuzzi tub?
I would be in heaven!
I would rather have a new car.

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24-Tree-Lighting Would you ever attend a tree lighting ceremony?
I attend one every year!
I hold a lighting ceremony at my house.
No, but I drive around and look at the lights.
I go to a few parties instead.

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25-Gift-Opening How many gifts does your family open on Christmas Eve?
We save all of them for Christmas morning.
It's our tradition to open all of them on Christmas Eve.
We open one special gift on Christmas Eve.
It depends how many people show up to our exchange.

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26-Hallmark-Holiday Do your holidays usually go as well as a Hallmark movie?
No one's holidays go that well.
They go as well as a horror film.
No matter what happens, the holidays are beautiful to me.
Yes, pretty close

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27-Vacation If you could take your family anywhere on a Christmas vacation, where would you go?
Hawaii
Paris
London
The North Pole, duh!

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28-Gingerbread-Man Which holiday treat will you eat the most of this year?
Candy canes
Gingerbread cookies
Chocolate Santas
Peanut brittle

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29-Family-Dinner What's your very favorite part of the holiday dinner?
The turkey
The side dishes
The arguments
Dessert

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todd margo christmas vacation Would you invite your neighbors over for Christmas dinner?
They have their own dinners.
It's a friendly thing to do.
No way!
I attend their dinners.

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