List Rules Vote up the best single lines from this incredible, classic, dare we say "iconic," example of fine American filmmaking.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is quite possibly the best Christmas movie of all time. Sure, there are other classics, but few have the distinction of being such an incredibly quotable film. Rich with turns of phrase about "the sh*tter," Tylenol, dump trucks, and other holiday merriment, Christmas Vacation is John Hughes, screenwriter for the ages, at his finest.
What are the best lines in Christmas Vacation? How does a fan even decide? Sure, Clark and Cousin Eddie carry the film, but maybe you feel a strong affinity for Aunt Bethany and Uncle Lewis, or even find yourself partial to the select few zingers thrown about by Juliette Lewis as over-it teen Audrey Griswold. The good news is there are no wrong answers, and all funny Christmas Vacation quotes are deserve your votes.
Why is the carpet all wet? Is Rusty still in the Navy? Have you saved the neck for Eddie? Help rank the funniest quotes from Christmas Vacation below by voting up the lines you repeat to patient friends and family members all year long.
You couldn't hear a dump truck driving through a nitroglycerin plant.Uncle Lewis
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 f*cking Kaye.Clark Griswold
You checked our sh*tters, honey?Clark Griswold
He's got another car. He can drive! I gotta EAT, so I can take my back pills.Art
Get me somebody, anybody. And get me somebody while I'm waiting.Frank Shirley
Your grandma's got a real painful bur on her heel. If you rub it for me, I'll give you a whole quarter!Grandma Griswold
Lotta sap in here! Mmmm... Looks great! Little full, lotta sap.Clark Griswold
Oh, woo. Look at the time. I gotta get to bed. I still gotta brush my teeth, feed the hog, still got some homework to do, still got those bills to pay, wash the car...Rusty Griswold
Can't see the line, can you, Russ?Clark Griswold
Eat my road grit, Liver Lips!Clark Griswold
She falls down a well, her eyes go cross. She gets kicked by a mule. They go back. I don't know.Cousin Eddie
it is a bit nipply out. I mean nippy. What am I saying, nipple?Clark Griswold
Save the neck for me, Clark.Cousin Eddie
Let's burn some dust here. Eat my rubber.Clark Griswold