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25 Times Clark Griswold Won Christmas

"Where do you think you're going? Nobody's leaving. Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We're all in this together!"

I have seen many a Christmas enthusiasts in my life, but no one compares to the legendary Clark W. Griswold (played by Chevy Chase), immortilized in the all-time best Christmas movie ever National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Clark embodies everything that's important about Christmas, and reminds us all why we invest so much of our time and energy during the holiday season. I've rounded up the 25 times Clark Griwsold undoubtedly won Christmas, because how is that even a competition?

1. When he flipped off the redneck truck driver who cut off his station wagon– and tried to cut him off of his jolly family Christmas tree time. 

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2. When he took the road less traveled: 

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3. And found the absolute perfect Christmas tree:

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4. When he didn’t let the haters get him down: 

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5. Because he loves Christmas so much, it's scary:

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6. And when he finally unveiled the glorious tree in his home: 

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7. When he stuck it to The Man:




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8. When he met a foxy lady while Christmas shopping and spit some mad game: 

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9. When he hung all 250 strands of twinkling Christmas lights by himself

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10. And left his yuppie neighbors a Secret Santa gift:


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11. When he tried and tried and tried to get his beloved Christmas lights to finally light up.

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12. And they did, and it was glorious: 

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13. When he welcomed Cousin Eddie with open arms: 

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14.  And let him do his thing in the front yard: 

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15. When he greased up his metal sled and shot through the woods like a boss

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16. When he gave Ruby Sue a much-needed pep talk

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17. When he suspected he had been the victim of regifting by Aunt Bethany:

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18. But gave her a lovely shoutout at Christmas dinner regardless: 



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19. When he carved the delicious Christmas turkey: 

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20. When he wouldn’t take Jelly of the Month club as an acceptable Christmas bonus, and reacted accordingly:

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21. When he went hunting for the squirrel who tried to ruin Christmas:

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22. When he made perhaps the most philosophical observation about Christmas that anyone ever has

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23. But, even amid absolute chaos, he managed to look on the bright side of things

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24. Even when a SWAT team ambushed his home, they couldn’t steal his Christmas spirit:

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25. Because basically, Clark Griswold is everything that’s right with Christmas:

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