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Christmas Vacation Style

If it's not a tradition in your house—watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation this time of year—it should be. Written by John Hughes and released in 1989, the twisted holiday classic kicks the typical yuletide schmaltz-fest in the teeth. It's full of zany antics, ageless slapstick and epic insults, of course. But at the heart of the film is an indictment of the genuine stress brought on each year by family obligations, unreal expectations and commercialism. Also nestled into the movie? Clark Griswold's wardrobe of masculine, all-American sportswear—from flannel shirts and puffer vests to hardy sweaters and hooded parkas.


Bears cap,
$24 by
Mitchell & Ness

Flannel shirt,
$40 by L.L. Bean

Puffer vest,
$29 by Old Navy

Work gloves,
$88 by Filson

Shirt, $90
by Club Monaco

Tie, $40
by 1901

Shawl neck
cardigan, $525
by Ovadia & Sons

Fair Isle sweater,
$118 by J.Crew

Marty Moose mugs, $22 at Amazon

Watch It

Available for streaming on Netflix or for rent on iTunes.

Quote It
... And I want to look him straight in the eye, and I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-assed, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shit he is! Hallelujah! Holy shit! Where's the Tylenol?











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