With the Christmas season quick on the horizon, it’s only natural to get giddy about the idea of cozying up and watching Christmas movies every weekend until the big day. Elf, Home Alone, Christmas with the Kranks…and then there’s the classic merry comedy starring Chevy Chase: The National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
If you’re a fan of the flick, we bet there’s nothing more you want this season than to bring the entire Griswold family into your home, is there? Luckily, there’s an entire National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation village available for purchase—and it’s in the spot that makes it most convenient to collect them all: Amazon.
The collection is currently being sold via Department 56, which is known for its hand painted Christmas villages, plus intricate collectibles, ornaments and giftware. “For 40 years, Department 56 has been creating holiday traditions passed down from generation to generation,” the company describes themselves. “The excitement of the holiday season comes home with intricately detailed villages from settings that inspire the imagination.”
There are several different pieces available through the store on Amazon that perfectly recreate some of the most memorable scenes from the flick, and it’s truly the collection you never knew you needed (at least, it is for us!).
One of the most popular villages being sold is the crème de la crème itself—exact replica of the Griswold house. It looks just like the one from the movie, with lights strung all over that twinkle with a sense of glee (clearly strung by Clark himself). The piece costs $130, but don’t worry, it’s one of the pricier pieces in the collection (but for obvious reasons!).
Some of the other villages you can purchase from Department 56 via Amazon include the Griswold’s garage, the Griswold family car complete with their Christmas tree on top, and the sled shack that Clark takes off on when he loses control and slams into the warming house. Painted by hand like the others, the detail on these will make you feel like you’re really a part of the Griswold family.
Another amazing piece from the collection is Cousin Eddie’s RV accessory figurine. This fun light-up figurine coordinates with the fun Cousin Eddie in the Morning accessory, a piece relaying the classic scene where Eddie empties his septic tank directly into the sewer.
That’s right, there are National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation figurines available from the store too. Check out Clark enjoying a beverage from a moose mug or Uncle Eddie kidnapping Clark’s boss. Oh and let’s not forget about the time Clark fires up the Christmas lights, which you can now relive forever with this perfectly realistic model. More Clark favorites: Him trimming the tree like a lunatic or the dream of the backyard pool coming to life in ornament form.
Each village or figurine is the perfect gift for anyone who’s a fan of the movie. Buy one, or collect them all! Head here to browse each piece and choose the ones you want in your home—for you or a friend.
Are you a fan of the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation? Do you have any of these villages or figurines, or plan to purchase some for the holidays?