'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' Quiz

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'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' Quiz
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About This Quiz

Think you know the Griswolds' holiday routine better than anyone? Test your knowledge of the quintessential Christmas film by taking this quiz — and it's best you don't expect a Christmas bonus, even if you ace it.
John Hughes wrote the script for "Christmas Vacation." What other holiday classic did he pen?
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Home Alone
Kevin McCallister and Clark Griswold sprung from the same mind.
A Christmas Story

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There are always new actors playing the kids in every "Vacation" iteration. Who played Audrey in "Christmas Vacation"?
Dana Hill
Juliette Lewis
Juliette Lewis would go on to have a successful film career.
Dana Barron

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How many "National Lampoon's Vacation" films were made before "Christmas Vacation"?
one
two
"Christmas Vacation" was the third film, after "Vacation" and "European Vacation."
none

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Who plays Rusty in "Christmas Vacation"?
Jason Lively
Anthony Michael Hall
Johnny Galecki
While Anthony Michael Hall made the role famous in the first film, Johnny Galecki starred in "Christmas Vacation" before joining "Roseanne."

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What "Seinfeld" alum makes an appearance in the film?
Jason Alexander
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Louis-Dreyfus shows up as the snobby yuppie neighbor.
Michael Richards

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What does the trusty Griswold station wagon get stuck under when the family is on its way to pick up a tree?
a snowbank
a bridge
a logging truck
In a road rage-related driving mishap, Clark ends up driving under a logging truck.

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What does Clark forget to bring to cut a Christmas tree?
gloves
a saw
Since Clark forgot the saw, the tree makes its way home with roots attached.
ropes

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What hat does Clark wear?
a Chicago Bears cap
He wears the Chicago Bears hat throughout all the films.
a Chicago Cub cap
a Chicago Blackhawks cap

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What's Clark's nickname?
Wally
Chuckles
Sparky
Sparky is Ellen's pet name for him.

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What does Clark hope to buy with his Christmas bonus?
new lawn furniture
a vacation
a pool
Clark is desperate to get the family a summer swimming spot with his money, since he already put down a deposit he couldn't afford.

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What is Clark browsing when he gets tongue-tied in front of the busty saleswoman?
underwear
Maybe you recall the scene where the clerk shows off her lack of panty lines.
candy
hats

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Who does Audrey have to share a bed with, since all the family is in town?
her mom
her grandma
her brother
Having to share a bed with her brother is a situation she deems "sick and twisted."

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How many lights does Clark claim decorate the house?
950
2,000
25,000
That's right, 25,000. Clark never overdoes anything.

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Where does Clark hide his Christmas presents?
in the basement
in the attic
He gets trapped in the attic while doing so.
in the oven

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What does Clark discover in the attic?
rats
home movies
He finds a trove of awesome clothing and gets teary watching old movies.
a can of peanuts

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Who shows up right after Clark lights up the house?
Clark's cousin Eddie
Eddie, Catherine and their young kids all show up uninvited.
Rusty's teacher
Audrey's boyfriend

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What's the name of Eddie's dog?
Snot
Snot is a lovely name for a lovely dog.
Snuffles
Scooter

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Eddie borrowed his recreational vehicle from a friend, and the friend borrowed what from him in return?
his oldest son
his house
It's a good deal! Eddie got a car and a house, really.
his retirement savings

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What winter activity do Clark and Eddie take the kids to do one night?
snowman building
ice skating
sledding
Clark goes a little too fast with his newfangled sled lubricant.

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Why does Ruby Sue love staying at the Griswolds' home?
She doesn't have to wear her coat to the bathroom.
The house is always parked in the same place.
both
Ruby Sue is a pretty happy kid, all things considered.

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What does Eddie keep adding to Clark's shopping cart?
beer
cigars
dog food
Snot has a robust appetite.

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Who wears a toupee?
Clark
Uncle Lewis
Uncle Lewis' hair comes off with his hat.
Clark's dad

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What does Aunt Bethany wrap for Christmas?
a cat
Jell-O mold
both
Aunt Bethany gets a little confused sometimes.

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What does Aunt Bethany recite over the meal instead of a blessing?
"The Star-Spangled Banner"
Pledge of Allegiance
Her recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance is a very patriotic, albeit misplaced, moment during Christmas dinner.
"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"

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Who does Clark accidentally fry?
the cat
The cat was chewing on the Christmas lights when Clark plugged them in.
the dog
himself

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What does Clark receive as his Christmas bonus?
$10,000
a one-year subscription to the Jelly of the Month club
As Cousin Eddie says, the subscription is a gift that keeps on giving.
a festive tie

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How does Clark find a replacement tree after the first one is burned to a crisp?
He decorates a fern.
He goes to a u-pick farm.
He cuts down a tree in the yard.
He takes a chainsaw to a tree in the front lawn.

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What lives in said replacement tree?
a pigeon
a raccoon
a squirrel
Unfortunately, they find out the squirrel lives in the tree after it is in the house.

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What does Eddie deliver to Clark as a Christmas surprise?
a check
Clark's boss
Eddie kidnaps Clark's boss to exact revenge for the lost bonus.
another dog

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What does the family end up singing as Santa flies through the air?
"Silent Night"
"Jingle Bells"
"The Star-Spangled Banner"
Aunt Bethany got confused (and patriotic) again.

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