No movie resonates with me about the trials and tribulations of family life quite like Christmas Vacation and Clark Griswold’s epic rant,
“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. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We’re gonna press on, and we’re gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fucking Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he’s gonna find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse.” Clark Griswold, Christmas Vacation
As the saying goes in my family: Yes, he’s an asshole, but he’s our asshole.