You can get all your favorite ‘Christmas Vacation’ scenes this holiday
If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn’t be as surprised as I am to find out you can buy an entire Christmas Vacation village on Amazon this holiday season. The collection has all of the famous moments memorialized in ceramic so when you aren’t watching it (again and again) on TV, you can enjoy it on a shelf near you.
National Lampoon’s Vacation franchise are iconic films that gifted us with characters like Cousin Eddie, Todd and Margot, Aunts Bethany and Edna, and of course, all of the Griswolds. But Christmas Vacation seems to stand out from the rest because it centers around the chaos of the holidays and the ups and downs of spending so much family time together. Now, thanks to Amazon and Department 56, we can have our own little slice of the movie to cherish forever.
The centerpiece of the collection is a hand-painted “Griswold Holiday House” which is an exact replica of the Griswold’s abode (though Clark would be disappointed with the lack of Christmas lights). It’s got the wreath-covered front door, snowy roof, and there’s even a setting so the little lights actually twinkle.
Of course, if you’re going to start a collection, you’ll need Cousin Eddie’s RV. This piece also lights up so it’ll look good on your mantle until you move it next month. Plus, anytime someone comes over and asks what it is, you can say with confidence, “That there’s an RV.” For that, it’s pretty much worth the $60.
Of course, if you’re gonna purchase the RV, you really need Cousin Eddie himself — and what better figurine to represent him than the “Merry Christmas. Shitter’s full” pose? All we need is another figurine of Todd’s face seeing Eddie in all his glory to really make it complete.
There are many other pieces you can collect over the holidays, including a Clark Griswold figurine trying his best to get the Christmas lights to work, a “Freezing Our Baguettes Off” vignette that showcases the entire family gathering to watch Clark turn on the lights, a Clark and Rusty set trying to unknot the lights, Eddie holding a moose mug (complete with the dickie itself), and many others, including the infamous Griswold family truckster and oversized Christmas tree.
Once you see the entire collection, it is impossible to pick a favorite piece because they remind you so much of one hilarious scene after another. Regardless of which ones you choose, you’ll be the talk of every holiday party.
The pieces range in price from $19 to $123, so they’re an investment for sure. But, considering all the movie has given us over the years, I’d say it’s an investment worth making.