Christmas Vacation In The Spotlight - A Feature by Jennifer Rhodes Cleere & Dave Christy- PLUS GIVEAWAY!
Welcome to our Win It Wednesday Feature! This week it's all about National Lampoons Christmas Vacation with Jenn and Dave Tag Teaming it in a double feature! Don't forget to read all the way down to see Melanie's little note - and of course details on how to enter the giveaway to win the Christmas Prize Pack!
This is the time of year that Christmas movies start appearing on our tv screen. I like the occasional Christmas movie, but not really into them like Mels, well except for this one and I’m sure you’ve all heard of it - Christmas vacation!
It has it all and come on who doesn’t love the Griswold family? This family does it all and all with a crazy doting father who just wants to have the perfect Christmas! The movie starts with the family going out into the middle of nowhere and getting their family Christmas tree. Not only that but he has invited the rest of his family to his house for the holidays and that’s when chaos begins.
You might feel bad for Clark, but trust me you’ll also be laughing A LOT, especially when cousin Eddie enters the scene. Clark has never really been to happy to see him, because he’s definitely the black sheep of their family. If by some Christmas Miracle you haven’t by chance seen this you need to check it out now, trust me once you do. It will definitely be added to your must watch list each year. It even made Mels top 10 Must Watch for 2020!
Jennifer Rhodes Cleere met Melanie back when True Blood was popular and they have been friends ever since. She loves TV (especially things that make you smile), Doctor Who, Finding new shows, and regularly provides awesome fandom items for Muser Giveaways. Jennifer is now a proud member of the VIPers - the Melanie's Muses Spotlight Feature Team!
I've been following the misadventures of the Griswolds for many years now. Even back in the 80's, I saw most of these movies in the theaters starting with European Vacation. So needless to say when National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation hit theaters in 1989, I was there opening weekend. It is a yearly tradition for a lot of my friends with many classic lines that get repeated with bursts of laughter.
I don’t watch many traditional Christmas movies, I go for the more oddball stuff, but this incredible cast makes this a must watch. Juliette Lewis and Johnny Galecki were in the early days of their career but had no trouble joining the cast and holding their own against Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo and the show-stealing Julia Louis-Dreyfus!
With so many wonderful moments, I can’t really say that much about it except that if you haven't seen it by now, where the hell have you been?
Dave Christy loves horror, music, documentaries and more. He is also the co-runner of several fan based groups including Morningstars (THE Lucifer fan group also run by Melanie), and now is a member of the VIPers Spotlight Lounge team for Melanie's Muses. Other than "In The Spotlight" Features -check out his "31 Days Of Halloween Movies"
Thanks guys - that was great!
For those that have followed the page, or have seen my video, you know that this is a MUST WATCH every year in this house! Check out what I have to say on my Top 10 Must Watch Christmas Movies 2020 - and be sure to watch for it popping up on my Magical Movies List too!
And Now Your Chance To Win A Christmas Themed Prize Pack!
GIVEAWAY DETAILS & HOW TO ENTER!
Melanie's Muses will be giving away a "Christmas Feature" Prize Pack featuring the original National Lampoons Christmas Vacation DVD, sent in by Jennnifer Rhodes Cleere and some things from the Melanie's Muses Prize collection -including a Santa Hat, Christmas Headband, Christmas Hair tie, Christmas Poop Emoji, some Snowflake Window Clings, and 2 hanging snowflakes like the ones seen during our live shows, and stickers!
For your chance to win- leave a comment ON THIS POST ON THE WEBSITE (comments left on shares around other social media WILL NOT COUNT) - Telling Us If You Love Lots Of Christmas Lights!
The winner will be picked randomly from qualifying comments.
Winner will be announced during the Live show on December 20th (and then posted here on the blog as well on the 21st). Full Rules Below!
Good luck everyone!