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YMMV: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Crosses the Line Twice: The cat scene. The director had to beg the producers to keep it in the film and they relented when test audiences gave it the biggest laugh.
The Red Stapler: Quite a few items from the movie (like the Wally World eggnog glasses) are popular Christmas items and Clark's Blackhawks jersey (seen in the "Shitter was full!" scene) is popular with Chicago Blackhawks fans.
Vindicated by History: Although the film was well-received when it was released, in the years since its popularity has grown. It's now considered a classic Christmas film similar to A Christmas Story and many families have made watching it an annual holiday tradition.