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Christmas Vacation

The Griswolds can provide hours and hours of boozy fun if you let them. That's why we are hear to talk about the National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation drinking game.

Written by DP | Updated

Cousin Eddie chugging a beer while playing the Christmas Vacation Drinking Game
Christmas Vacation Drinking Game

Give out two drinks before the game starts if you know how long ago Grace died.

Take One Drink

  • Clark gets called "Sparky"
  • Rusty gets called "Russ"

When you hear these quotes:

  • “Surprised, Eddie? If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet I wouldn’t be more surprised than I am right now.”
  • "We’re gonna have the hap-hap-happiest Christmas."

Take Two Drinks

  • If anyone brings up "the pool"
  • If Clark's bonus is discussed.
  • If Clark is working on his Christmas Lights
  • If one of the kids corrects Clark or calls him out on something he is saying or doing wrong

Take Three Drinks

  • When Clark hits on Mary the mall girl
  • When Julia Louis-Dreyfus first appears
  • When you hear the song "Mele Kalikimaka"
  • Whenever there is a mishap with an animal

Take Four Drinks

  • "Shitter was full"
  • When he sleds using the non-nutritive cereal varnish

Finish Your Drink

  • When the lights go on


  • When Clark gets stuck in the attic and watches old films.
  • When you realize neither kid was wearing a seatbelt when the old Ford Escort Wagon takes a ride off the snowbank


  • During the "pledge of allegiance"
  • During Clark rant of, "Hey! If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me, I have one. I'd like Frank Shirley, my boss, right here tonight. I want him brought from his happy holiday slumber over there on Melody Lane with all the other rich people, and I want him brought right here! With a big ribbon on his head! And I want to look him straight in the eye, and I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shit he is! Hallelujah! Holy shit! Where's the Tylenol?"

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