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9th Dec '17 4:17:10 PM Luigifan
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* FridgeBrilliance: The incredibly-senile Aunt Bethany brings "presents" [[note]](actually, her cat and a Jell-O mold)[[/note]] wrapped in "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" paper. Christmas ''is'' Jesus' birthday.

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* FridgeBrilliance: The incredibly-senile Aunt Bethany brings "presents" [[note]](actually, her cat and a Jell-O mold)[[/note]] wrapped in "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" paper. Christmas ''is'' Jesus' birthday.



* FridgeLogic: The two kids have their own rooms. Russ has a bunk bed. So why are the two kids sleeping in the guest room while one set of grandparents sleeps in Russ's room? Are the grandparents not getting along or something?
** It's mentioned by Clark and Ellen earlier that their parents DO NOT like each other hence why each pair of grandparents has their own room. The first scene with the grandparents shows them arguing with each other.
*** I believe the previous Troper meant aren't each set of grandparents (Clark's parents Clark Sr. and Nora and Ellen's parents Art and Frances) getting along. If they were, it'd make more sense for Grandma and Grandpa Whichever to share the guest room (and guest bed), Grandpa and Grandma Whoever to share Audrey's room and have Russ and Audrey use Russ's bunk beds, rather than having Russ and Audrey share the bed in guest room.
*** The Guest room bed is too small. Russell and Audrey are jammed next to each other (which granted, was for that joke) and they're tinier so there's no way Ellen's or Clark's parents would fit comfortably in there. Maybe they underestimated or always planned for Audrey to give up her bed...

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* FridgeLogic: The two kids have their own rooms. Russ has a bunk bed. So why are the two kids sleeping in the guest room while one set of grandparents sleeps in Russ's room? Are the grandparents not getting along or something?
** It's mentioned by Clark and Ellen earlier that their parents DO NOT like each other other, hence why each pair of grandparents has their own room. The first scene with the grandparents shows them arguing with each other.
*** I believe the previous Troper meant aren't each set of grandparents (Clark's parents Clark Sr. and Nora and Ellen's parents Art and Frances) getting along. If they were, it'd make more sense for Grandma and Grandpa Whichever to share the guest room (and guest bed), Grandpa and Grandma Whoever to share Audrey's room and have Russ and Audrey use Russ's bunk beds, rather than having Russ and Audrey share the bed in the guest room.
*** The Guest room bed is too small. Russell and Audrey are jammed next to each other (which (which, granted, was for that joke) and they're tinier tinier, so there's no way Ellen's or Clark's parents would fit comfortably in there. Maybe they underestimated or always planned for Audrey to give up her bed...



*** He made the hole, saw the projector while he was standing there, then decided to check out some old family movies before he left. Unless I'm forgetting the series of events that seems most likely. Better answer: RuleOfFunny. Also explains why the bed was about 6 inches from the ceiling.

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*** He made the hole, saw the projector while he was standing there, then decided to check out some old family movies before he left. Unless I'm forgetting the series of events events, that seems most likely. Better answer: RuleOfFunny. Also explains why the bed was about 6 inches from the ceiling.



* When Clark and Rusty are putting up the Christmas lights, Clark says that he's "always wanted to do this" implying that they've never decorated the house before. So why are the lights all tangled up? Shouldn't they be new lights?

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* When Clark and Rusty are putting up the Christmas lights, Clark says that he's "always wanted to do this" this", implying that they've never decorated the house before. So why are the lights all tangled up? Shouldn't they be new lights?



* FridgeHorror: Clark's not going to be able to afford that pool he wanted. His Christmas lights consumed so much power that they caused a blackout across town and another generator needed to be turned on at the plant. You can even see the electric meter start rapidly spinning after the lights turn on the first time. When the electric bill comes in, [[YankTheDogsChain he can say goodbye to his Christmas bonus]].
** That's not taking into consideration all the damage sustained by the Griswolds' house and belongings throughout the movie; even if you don't adjust for inflation, they'd be looking at thousands of dollars' worth of repairs. And how much do you want to bet that the Chesters (the Griswolds' yuppie neighbors) will file a lawsuit against the family for all the property and emotional damage ''they'' suffered that holiday season?

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* FridgeHorror: Clark's not going to be able to afford that pool he wanted. His Christmas lights consumed so much power that they caused a blackout across town and another generator needed to be turned on at the plant. You can even see the electric meter start rapidly spinning after the lights turn on the first time. When the electric bill comes in, [[YankTheDogsChain he can say goodbye to his Christmas bonus]].
** That's not taking into consideration all the damage sustained by to the Griswolds' house and belongings throughout the movie; even if you don't adjust for inflation, they'd be looking at thousands of dollars' worth of repairs. And how much do you want to bet that the Chesters (the Griswolds' yuppie neighbors) will file a lawsuit against the family for all the property and emotional damage ''they'' suffered that holiday season?
16th Jan '16 7:29:07 AM jayhawk01
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*Could also count as FridgeHorror: Aunt Bethany asks Clark if his house is on fire, and Clark tiredly replies that it's just Christmas lights. It could be taken as a sign of her old age, but then I realized that the heat generated by the lights was actually causing the wood siding of the house to smolder, and she was smelling the smoke coming off of it!


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*** Clark also mentions that Frank Shirley lives on "Melody Lane, with all the other rich people", making it out to be a very exclusive address. Cousin Eddie could easily have found him based on this information. Although, one has to wonder how he got past the community's security...
5th Jan '16 11:23:02 PM JadeEyes1
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** That's not counting all the damage sustained by the Griswolds' house and belongings throughout the movie; even if you don't adjust for inflation, they'd be looking at thousands of dollars' worth of repairs. And how much do you want to bet that the Chesters (the Griswolds' yuppie neighbors) will file a lawsuit against the family for all the property and emotional damage ''they'' suffered that holiday season?

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** That's not counting taking into consideration all the damage sustained by the Griswolds' house and belongings throughout the movie; even if you don't adjust for inflation, they'd be looking at thousands of dollars' worth of repairs. And how much do you want to bet that the Chesters (the Griswolds' yuppie neighbors) will file a lawsuit against the family for all the property and emotional damage ''they'' suffered that holiday season?
5th Jan '16 11:21:54 PM JadeEyes1
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** That's not counting all the damage sustained by the Griswolds' house and belongings throughout the movie; even if you don't adjust for inflation, they'd be looking at thousands of dollars' worth of repairs. (And how much do you want to bet the Chesters -- the Griswolds' yuppie neighbors -- file a lawsuit against the family for all the property and emotional damage ''they'' suffered that holiday season?)

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** That's not counting all the damage sustained by the Griswolds' house and belongings throughout the movie; even if you don't adjust for inflation, they'd be looking at thousands of dollars' worth of repairs. (And And how much do you want to bet that the Chesters -- the (the Griswolds' yuppie neighbors -- neighbors) will file a lawsuit against the family for all the property and emotional damage ''they'' suffered that holiday season?)season?
5th Jan '16 11:07:40 PM JadeEyes1
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** That's not counting all the damage sustained by the Griswolds' house and belongings throughout the movie; even if you don't adjust for inflation, they'd be looking at thousands of dollars' worth of repairs. (And how much do you want to bet the Chesters -- the Griswolds' yuppie neighbors -- file a lawsuit against the family for all the property and emotional damage ''they'' suffered that holiday season?)
24th Dec '15 3:23:57 PM caravaggio
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***The Guest room bed is too small. Russell and Audrey are jammed next to each other (which granted, was for that joke) and they're tinier so there's no way Ellen's or Clark's parents would fit comfortably in there. Maybe they underestimated or always planned for Audrey to give up her bed...
20th Dec '15 5:43:35 PM MrDeath
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** It's not that he's never decorated the house, but that he's never decorated it to the extent he does in the movie.
18th Dec '15 5:38:59 PM HardKor
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* When Clark and Rusty are putting up the Christmas lights, Clark says that he's "always wanted to do this" implying that they've never decorated the house before. So why are the lights all tangled up? Shouldn't they be new lights?
9th Dec '15 7:18:53 AM MrDeath
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* Borders on FridgeHorror: When walking up to the Griswold's house, Aunt Bethany asks "Is your house on fire, Clark?" It could be argued that she was simply confused by the brilliance of the lights. However, the heat they generated was probably burning the house, and she could smell the wood construction smoldering!
8th Dec '15 7:53:50 PM jayhawk01
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* Borders on FridgeHorror: When walking up to the Griswold's house, Aunt Bethany asks "Is your house on fire, Clark?" It could be argued that she was simply confused by the brilliance of the lights. However, the heat they generated was probably burning the house, and she could smell the wood construction smoldering!
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