Dec 17, 2023

The Jolliest Bunch Of Assholes This Side Of The Nuthouse

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
FM Kirby Center - Wilkes Barre, PA
It's not every day that an opportunity comes along to see a true comedy legend.  Tonight, the great Chevy Chase was in attendance at the Kirby Center for a screening of my favorite Christmas movie of all time: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

There was a presentation on the big screen prior to the start of the movie which was a collection of facts about the movie and the career of Chevy Chase along with trivia questions that fans in attendance answered on their cell phones.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation premiered in theaters on December 1st, 1989.  I didn't see it in theaters at the time, but I've watched it at home every December for as long as I can remember.  I can't think of any movie, holiday or otherwise, that makes me laugh as hard or as often as this.

Chevy Chase and his wife Jayni took the stage after the credits rolled on the film for an hour of stories, questions and answers, and Chevy just being Chevy.  The man is 80 years old and just as quick-witted and funny as ever, and getting to see him in person is an experience I won't forget.