National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Quotes
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      Eddie: If that cat had nine lives it sure used 'em all.
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        [talking about Snot, Eddie's dog]
        Eddie: If you scratch his belly, Clark, he will love you till the day you die.
        Clark: I really shouldn't, Eddie. My hands are all chapped.
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          Audrey: I hope nobody I know drives by and sees me standing in the yard staring at the house in my pajamas.
          Art: If they know your dad, they won't think anything of it.
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            Clark: "The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugarplums danced in their heads. And Mama in her kerchief and I in my cap had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap. When out on the lawn, there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, tore open the shutters and threw up the sash. The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow, gave a luster of midday to objects below. When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature sleigh and... And Eddie with a man with a man in his pajamas with a dog chain tied to his wrists and ankles. What the...?"
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              [Clark has started up the chainsaw]
              Audrey: "He's got that crazed look in his eye."
              Russ: "I told you we should have gone to Hawaii."
              Ellen: "Turn that thing off and get in the house!"
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                Clark: "It's the Christmas star, and that's all that matters tonight. Not bonuses, or gifts, or turkeys or trees. See kids, it means something different to everybody, and now I know what it means to me."
                Uncle Lewis: "That ain't the firggen Christmas star, Griz. It's a light on the sewage treatment plant."
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                  Mrs. Shirley: "Yes officer, it seems my husband has been abducted. The man was was wearing a blue leisure suit. And the plates were from Kansas I... He was a huge, beastly, bulging man and..."
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                    Clark: [so cold his tongue begins to freeze] The most enduring traditions of the season are best enjoyed in the warm embrace of kith and kin. Thith tree ith a thymbol of the thpirit of the Grithwold family Chrithmath.
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                      Ellen: You set standards that no family activity can live up to.
                      Clark: When have I ever done that?
                      Ellen: Parties, weddings, anniversaries, funerals, holidays, vacations, graduations...
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                        Clark: Since this is Aunt Bethany's 80th Christmas, I think she should lead us in the saying of Grace.
                        Aunt Bethany: [turns to Lewis] What, dear?
                        Nora Griswold: Grace!
                        Aunt Bethany: Grace? She passed away thirty years ago.
                        Uncle Lewis: They want you to say Grace.
                        [Bethany shakes her head in confusion]
                        Uncle Lewis: The BLESSING!
                        Aunt Bethany: [they all pose for prayer] I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands/ One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
                        Clark: Amen.
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                          Art: You want to hurry this up, Clark? I'm freezing my baguettes off.
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                            Clark: "How can they have nothing for their children?"
                            Ellen: "Well, he's been out of work for close to seven years."
                            Clark: "In seven years, he couldn't find a job?"
                            Ellen: "Cathrine says, he's been holding out for a management position."
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                              Clark: "It's a good idea you came to stay with us, isn't it?"
                              Ruby Sue: "I love it here. You don't got to put your coat to go to the bathroom. And your house is always parked in the same place."
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                                Eddie: "Well, don't go putting none of that stuff on my sled Clark. You know that metal plate in my head?"
                                Clark: "Ah! How could I forget?"
                                Eddie: "I had to have it replaced, because everytime Cathrine revved up the microwave, I'd piss my pants and forget who I was for about a half-hour or so. So, over at the VA, they had to replace it with a plastic one. It ain't as strong. So, I don't know if I ought to go sailing down no hill with nothing between the ground and my brain but a piece of government plastic."
                                Clark: "You really think it matters Eddie?"
                                Eddie: "Well, see the plate runs right underneath the part here. See, over here, nothing. But, here if this gets dented, then my hair just ain't going to look right."
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                                  Eddie: "Yeah, I got the daughter in the clinic, getting cured off the Wild Turkey. And, the older boy, bless his soul, is preparing for his career."
                                  Clark: "College?"
                                  Eddie: "Carnival."
                                  Clark: "You got to be proud."
                                  Eddie: "Oh, yeah. Yeah, last season he was a pixie-dust spreader on the Tilt-O-Whirl. He thinks that maybe next year, He'll be guessing people's weight or barking for the Yak woman. You ever see her?"
                                  Clark: "No."
                                  Eddie: "She's got these big horns growing right out above her ears. Yeah, she's ugly as sin, but a sweet gal. And, a hell of a good cook."
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                                    [Snots is drinking from the tree's water]
                                    Clark: "Hey! Get out of there! Snots! Yo!"
                                    Eddie: "Oh, don't worry about it Clark. A little tree water ain't going to hurt him. Before we left, he drank half a quart of Penzoil. Boy, when he lifted his leg the next morning, whoa!"
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                                      Cathrine: "You remember Ruby Sue?"
                                      Frances: "Oh yeah. Oh my gosh, her eyes aren't crossed anymore."
                                      Eddie: "That's something ain't it? She falls in a well, eyes go crossed. She gets kicked by a mule, they go back to normal. I dunno."
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                                        Eddie: "The house sure does look swell Clark."
                                        Clark: "Thanks Eddie. I hope it enhances you holiday spirit. Dear Catherine... Eddie?"
                                        Cathrine: "Oh, the house is gorgeous Clark."
                                        Clark: "Eddie?"
                                        Eddie: "I hope you didn't do all this on our account Clark. Kids, come on out here and see what Uncle Clark's done to the house."
                                        Clark: "Eddie?"
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                                          Clark: "The house lights don't work, the flood lights don't work."
                                          Ellen: "Well, is it plugged in?"
                                          Clark: "Honey, do you honestly think I would check thousands of little lights if I wasn't sure the extension cord was plugged in."
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                                            TV Parade Announcer: Boy, these gusty winds appear to be playing havoc with the giant nutcracker float. At this point, I can't even see the nuts. They must have blown away. Oh here they are. Here come the nuts.