How to Have an Old Fashioned Christmas Like Clark Griswold

If you want to tap into some of the Clark Griswold magic from the movie Christmas Vacation, here are some tips for how to have an old fashioned Christmas!

Christmas Vacation is a classic Christmas movie that has stood the test of time. Over the years, I found myself admiring Clark Griswold and his aspiration to have a real family Christmas.

If you are feeling inspired after watching Christmas Vacation, I’m here to tell you that you can have a real old fashioned Christmas just like Clark Griswold!

Cut down your own Christmas tree

Back in the day, you had to go out and chop down your own Christmas tree! While there are plenty of places you can go to chop down your own tree.

I highly encourage you to have everyone stay over! You will have a ton of time to savor with your family, and even learn some new things about your family members!

Having your family over for Christmas

Deck the halls with lots of lights

Get out the lights and have your kids help hang them around the house! This can be a fun way to celebrate the holiday season as a family.

Reminisce on family members together

One scene that always sticks with me after watching this movie is when Clark is stuck in the attic watching old films.

Get in the kitchen and cook an amazing meal

Get in the kitchen and whip up whatever you can! The act of sitting down together to eat as a family is what’s important, not what you’re eating.