Christmas trips for families can be a great way to spend some quality time together and create some lasting memories. There are a number of different ways to go about planning a trip, but some great ideas include visiting Santa Claus at the North Pole, going on a sleigh ride, or attending a holiday-themed event or parade.
No matter what you choose to do, spending time together as a family during the holidays is sure to be a cherished experience.
The third in the series of National Lampoon’s ‘Vacation’ films, this sequel concerns the Griswold family’s holiday get-together. This time they’re trying to have a picture book, old-fashioned Christmastime–even though all the in-laws are dropping by, including Clark’s (Chevy Chase) redneck cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid).
Looks like it’s going to be a real holly-jolly holiday–if they can make it through.
One Christmas evening, a group of friends set off to enjoy a dinner of celebration at a small country inn nestled in a quiet river town. As they rounded a bend in the road, they saw the small, old-fashioned village decorated for the holidays.
The lights, like fairies, glowed and sparkled amid the freshly fallen snow. All evening, the conversation was full of Christmas memories and the visions the tiny town had evoked. Amidst the jovial banter and magical memories, the idea for a lighted Christmas village was born.
That spark of an idea became a reality when, in 1976, Department 56 introduced a series of six hand-painted, ceramic buildings. The rest is history.
Don’t know why I waited this long to add this accessory to my Christmas Vacation village…. but I’m glad I FINALLY got it! NOW it looks more complete! LOVE IT…. and the great discounts from CountryNMoreGifts that came with all my latest Christmas Vacation purchases!.
We bought this for our Christmas Village without looking at the dimensions. The car ended up as a standalone part of our decor, as it was bigger than most of the buildings! Still a great find, the amount of detail on the car and tree are fantastic.
Snow days have never been more fun! These classic holiday coloring books feature jolly favorites including Santa, snowmen, reindeer and more. Complete with 6 pages of holiday fun, these Christmas activity pads are perfect for holiday road trips and after school days spent indoors.
Also, kids love finding these holiday coloring books in their stockings!.
Like others who have reviewed these coloring books, they are just the right size for OCC shoeboxes, but understand now why they are so inexpensive. (which is what I was looking for). Basically they are copier sheets folded in half, a cover put on them and stapled across the top.
They are printed only on one side. So when you start coloring, you get several sheets going one way, then a blank sheet. That’s when you turn the book over and start coloring from the back side. Probably gives the kids blank sheets to draw their own pictures on the blank sides.
Celebrate the holidays with Bear and his friends in this sweet picture book from bestselling author Karma Wilson! Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs.
Bear stays up—by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents of all!.
I’m giving it 4 stars because the title of the product was misleading, for me, saying that is was a hardcover. I was in a hurry and purchased it thinking that it was a hard cover with paper pages inside and not a board book.
But, when you are not in a hurry, you will see that the description (as I read after I had given the gift) says that it is a 6×6 board book. I love Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman’s illustrations. The book came in good condition and in a timely manner.
This really is a cute book. Christmas preparations, animal friends, and a heartwarming story, what’s not to love?! It’s a board book that I’d recommend for toddlers (it’s a little long for babies unless your baby likes longer books)!.
I purchased this book online for my daughter for Christmas. It looked cute and I saw it had good reviews. After it arrived, I read it and I absolutely love it! It is such a cute book and I’m super excited to read it to my daughter.
I definitely see why it got good reviews and I now want to purchase the other one by this author that someone had mentioned. I also ordered this book to give as gifts to our other baby & kid family members.
Clark’s determination to give his family a fun, old-fashioned Christmas starts with a trek into the country in the ol’ front-wheel-drive sleigh to select the most important of Christmas symbols—the tree! Relive your own family antics and the memorable scene from the hit holiday movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
” An enormous fir tree—root ball and all—strapped to the top of the Griswold station wagon hangs from a moon with artwork from the film in this fun Christmas tree ornament. Additional Details: Artist crafted by Orville Wilson.
Plastic Christmas tree ornament. Includes: One 2022 Keepsake Ornament in gift box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Ornament Size (inches): Approx. 4. 3 x 3. 4 x 1. 7 Hallmark NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION and all related characters and elements & Warner Bros.
Each year I have gotten the “Christmas Vacation” ornament for the collection given to 2 of my Grandsons. Adding the 3rd same series for a “3rd” great grandson, after admiring the Uncles! I have 8 Grandchildren plus spouses, and 7 Great-Grandchildren.
At my age, (88+), my wish list goes in when I receive my Hallmark Wishbook, no worries, it’s taken care of,and notified by the fine staff at the Shadow Lake Hallmark store.
I was disappointed in the “Vacation” ornament this year. It is a repeat of a previous ornament with the exception that it does not play the theme song from the movie. There are other scenes that could be made, Clark on the saucer ready to race down the hill, Todd and Margo, etc.
Maybe it’s time to end the series? I only bought it to add to my collection.
Every year I have always watched the national lampoons Christmas vacation over and over! My favorite movie makes me laugh and best of all it’s just an great traditional movie for most families to see and get a good laugh out of.
I had to add this ornament to my Christmas tree this year. Thank you Hallmark you always have the best keepsake ornaments. 🙂.
Black Fabric Cover Photo album stores up to 200 4×6 horizontal pictures The front cover can display a 3×3 picture Album has a total of 50 pages and holds 2 pictures per page, including a dedicated memo writing area Pocket sleeves are clear, photo safe, acid and PVC-free.
I was very pleased when I opened the box to discover a very high-quality album waiting to load up with my precious photos. From the extra nice suede cover to the well-stitched pages to the notation areas, this is a wonderful keepsake.
Sliding the photos into place was easy, the plastic slips durable and the notation areas easy to write in and on. With the quality of this album, I can easily see my descendants enjoying it many years into the future.
If you require a quality album for your 4×6 photos with spaces to make notations for each photo. look no further: this is it!.
Great quality photo album. Heavy plastic pages make loading photos easy. The well made album should last as long as I own my photos. I like the suede cover and heavy binding. I will be buying more to store family memories.
High quality, molded plastic Hallmark Keepsake ornament featuring National Lampoon’s Vacation “Family Truckster Takes Flight. ” Festive and collectable, Hallmark Keepsake ornaments come in a gift box dated 2016 on the top.
Each ornament includes a 2016 copyright stamping. The box can also be used for ornament storage. This HallmarkKeepsake ornament is 4. 8 x 1. 7 x 2. 9 inches and comes in a gift box that measures 4. 02 x 5 x 2.
01 inches. Each piece includes one Hallmark Keepsake National Lampoon’s Vacation “Family Truckster Takes Flight” Holiday Ornament in a gift ready box. From commemorating precious firsts to celebrating happy milestones, there’s a Keepsake Ornament for everyone on your list.
Hallmark has been your family-owned creator of greeting cards, gifts, gift wrap and more for over 100 years. This Hallmark original keepsake ornament features high-quality craftsmanship. The ornament is lead-free and made for years of celebrations.
Cool ornament if you are fans of the original Vacation movie or Chevy Chase. The nice thing is it’s not THAT Xmas related so I may keep it out all year on display as well with a bunch of movie/TV stuff that we have in our family movie room.
It has dialogue from the movie just before they hit that sign. Some of these Hallmark ornaments are pretty stellar.
I appreciate the Vacation and Christmas Vacation ornaments! I’m hoping that future items will include ornaments from the European Vacation. would love to see the Griswolds in their Pig in a Poke costumes (oink, oink.
we’ll be pigs!) or in their new Roman digs after their shopping spree! Keep the Vacation ornaments coming!.
As a huge fan of the Vacation films, I just HAD to have this ornament! It is so much fun and the entire family loves it! The music is pretty loud and we jam every single time we push the button! $20 well spent! Love it!.
Comedy Alice Gloomgardy waits until Christmas Eve morning to tell her father that she won’t be home for Christmas. She then finds out her two siblings also waited until the last minute to tell their dad.
He thought all his kids were coming home this year; now he must spend Christmas alone. To make up for it, Alice decides to throw a Gloomgardy Zoom Party for her father and invites all of her wacky extended family.
Things get complicated when her dad doesn’t want to go unless she keeps three Christmas conditions. Now, Alice has less than 8 hours to pull off a virtual Christmas miracle.
This movie is incredible and super funny!!!! Love the cast, the writing, and the stories between all the family members! It’s sweet, mostly wholesome, and has a lot of Boston Market references! Lol. It came out at the height of the pandemic and it felt so good to laugh at something we were all experienceing! Highly Recommend if you’re looking for a good family Christmas Movie!.
It’s hard to eat food when you watch this movie, because I found myself snorting from laughter. Loved this Movie!!! It’s super original and very funny! It was made over the pandemic, but the jokes will last forever seeing Zoom is now an everyday thing.
The Zoom -A-Santa is a riot and so are all the ex-convicts that come to play.
Laugh Riot!!! It says it came out in 2015, but Christmas Staycation came out in 2020. You can tell from the storylines and the fact the family can’t physically be together. Yeah, it’s all a Computer Screen Movie, but the fast pace and non-stop jokes make it such a fun ride to watch! Enjoyed this movie way more than I thought!.
how can you not get a smile on your face when you hear a little holiday road? i mean it aint your average super sport wagon in ant-arctic blue. but really anyone whos loves any vacation movie will truly love “the truckster”.
The people of Christmas Valley always celebrate Christmas to the fullest extent. The mayor plays Santa, every business is holiday themed, and there’s a nativity for the kids each Christmas Eve. This town knows Christmas.
But this year nothing goes according to plan. Shepherd’s Inn is full of strangers, Mad Myrtle is causing problems, and a young couple with a baby due any minute rolls in to the middle of town in their Partridge Family-style bus.
It’s hardly the holiday Christmas Valley wanted–but it may be just what they need. This charming novella is sure to become a new Christmas tradition for readers who love a great holiday story.
A charming story about a small town who celebrates Christmas all year, but because of this a lot of people have lost the true meaning of Christmas. When the owner of the local B&B decides to take in guests for the holidays because her own family can’t make it home for Christmas, we are introduced to a cast “colorful” characters including a young couple who are due to become parents at any moment, stubborn elderly woman who bring a real authenticity to the local church’s Christmas pageant, and a cranky church goer who realizes just what Christmas is meant to be.
I love Melody Carlson’s writing. She has a wonderful way of getting to the heart of a story. Her characters are written well and her story line always keeps my attention.
Read this book, but don’t bother with The Christmas Shoppe & The Christmas Dog. This book is so much better than both of them! Small town life is revealed through the eyes of the owners of the local bed & breakfast.
A hideous bus, a pregnant lady & a Christmas pageant turn this small town upside down.
Christmas is a time for family, friends, and loved ones. It’s a time to relax, rejuvenate, and celebrate. So whether you’re looking for a festive getaway or a place to escape the winter weather, consider one of these Christmas trips for families.
In the United States, Christmas is typically associated with cold weather and snow. But there are plenty of places to visit that offer a warm, sunny escape from the winter blues. If you’re looking for a festive beach vacation, try Los Angeles or Honolulu.
For a taste of the old world, consider spending Christmas in Mexico or the Caribbean.
No matter where you go, spending time with loved ones is what makes a Christmas trip special. So whether you’re looking for a traditional Christmas celebration or a unique holiday experience, make memories that will last a lifetime.