'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' Quiz



By: Staff

5 Min Quiz

Image: John Hughes Entertainment

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?

Kevin McCallister and Clark Griswold sprung from the same mind.


There are always new actors playing the kids in every "Vacation" iteration. Who played Audrey in "Christmas Vacation"?

Juliette Lewis would go on to have a successful film career.


How many "National Lampoon's Vacation" films were made before "Christmas Vacation"?

"Christmas Vacation" was the third film, after "Vacation" and "European Vacation."


Who plays Rusty in "Christmas Vacation"?

While Anthony Michael Hall made the role famous in the first film, Johnny Galecki starred in "Christmas Vacation" before joining "Roseanne."


What "Seinfeld" alum makes an appearance in the film?

Louis-Dreyfus shows up as the snobby yuppie neighbor.


What does the trusty Griswold station wagon get stuck under when the family is on its way to pick up a tree?

In a road rage-related driving mishap, Clark ends up driving under a logging truck.


What does Clark forget to bring to cut a Christmas tree?

Since Clark forgot the saw, the tree makes its way home with roots attached.


What hat does Clark wear?

He wears the Chicago Bears hat throughout all the films.


What's Clark's nickname?

Sparky is Ellen's pet name for him.


What does Clark hope to buy with his Christmas bonus?

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.


What is Clark browsing when he gets tongue-tied in front of the busty saleswoman?

Maybe you recall the scene where the clerk shows off her lack of panty lines.


Who does Audrey have to share a bed with, since all the family is in town?

Having to share a bed with her brother is a situation she deems "sick and twisted."


How many lights does Clark claim decorate the house?

That's right, 25,000. Clark never overdoes anything.


Where does Clark hide his Christmas presents?

He gets trapped in the attic while doing so.


What does Clark discover in the attic?

He finds a trove of awesome clothing and gets teary watching old movies.


Who shows up right after Clark lights up the house?

Eddie, Catherine and their young kids all show up uninvited.


What's the name of Eddie's dog?

Snot is a lovely name for a lovely dog.


Eddie borrowed his recreational vehicle from a friend, and the friend borrowed what from him in return?

It's a good deal! Eddie got a car and a house, really.


What winter activity do Clark and Eddie take the kids to do one night?

Clark goes a little too fast with his newfangled sled lubricant.


Why does Ruby Sue love staying at the Griswolds' home?

Ruby Sue is a pretty happy kid, all things considered.


What does Eddie keep adding to Clark's shopping cart?

Snot has a robust appetite.


Who wears a toupee?

Uncle Lewis' hair comes off with his hat.


What does Aunt Bethany wrap for Christmas?

Aunt Bethany gets a little confused sometimes.


What does Aunt Bethany recite over the meal instead of a blessing?

Her recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance is a very patriotic, albeit misplaced, moment during Christmas dinner.


Who does Clark accidentally fry?

The cat was chewing on the Christmas lights when Clark plugged them in.


What does Clark receive as his Christmas bonus?

As Cousin Eddie says, the subscription is a gift that keeps on giving.


How does Clark find a replacement tree after the first one is burned to a crisp?

He takes a chainsaw to a tree in the front lawn.


What lives in said replacement tree?

Unfortunately, they find out the squirrel lives in the tree after it is in the house.


What does Eddie deliver to Clark as a Christmas surprise?

Eddie kidnaps Clark's boss to exact revenge for the lost bonus.


What does the family end up singing as Santa flies through the air?

Aunt Bethany got confused (and patriotic) again.


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