25 Days of Christmas Movies Day 17: Play Ball!!!
LAST MOVIE WATCHED: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
TO WATCH OR NOT TO WATCH: This movie has plenty of laughs, however if you've seen it all before countless times, at least for myself, it loses a bit of its luster. Slapstick humor doesn't hold up as well over time as much as clever dialogue does, and while there is some of the latter there is far more of the former. But still I can't deny that it is a pretty good time and my favorite part for sure is the yuppie couple next door featuring Elaine Benes...I mean Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (who did not star in a Seinfeld spin-off called Elaine in case you were wondering). My least favorite part would be the slutty sales associate Clark flirts with and later fantasizes about...oh yeah he's SOME family man!
EMILY RATING: 8/10
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