Thursday, July 25, 2013

Christmas Vacation Drinking Game

Ladies & Gentleman, today is Christmas in July!
In the spirit of this festive occasion, I am so excited to share a Garvin Family Tradition with you today. I've mentioned before that we love making up drinking games to our favorite movies & this is the drinking game of all drinking games! We made this up in college & have been adding to it ever since. 
It's time to celebrate Christmas in July like a Garvin Griswold.

Christmas Drinking Games

"JOY TO THE 'WOLD!"
The Garvin Family Official Christmas Vacation Drinking Game

What you will need for this game: an excessive amount of beer, a Santa hat & a single shot of your choice (preferably a lime jello shot topped with cat food).

Take One Drink Every Time:
  • Ellen calls Clark "Sparky"
  • Someone is wearing an ugly holiday sweater
  • Clark does something awkward
  • There is singing or music
  • The swimming pool is referenced
  • Clark is wearing a sports team article of clothing, unless of course, you are wearing a Chicago Blackhawks jersey, then that means you are a complete badass & you get to give drinks at each of those parts.

Additional Rules:

The entire group takes a drink whenever an advent calendar door is opened.

You must yell “Shitter’s Full!” any time you leave to use the restroom, otherwise you must finish your beer when you return.

First person to say “Get me somebody! And get me somebody while I'm waiting!” when Frank Shirley appears on screen for the first time chooses a person to finish their drink.

First person to stand up & fully complete the “knock on the door, peek in…” correctly WITH hand gestures during that scene gives two drinks.

At any point in the movie, you can point to someone & yell "RUS!" If they do not respond with "Right here, dad" they must take a drink (max once per person, this could get excessive).

Anytime someone misquotes a line in the movie, they have to wear the Santa hat until it gets passed to the next person. When the movie is over, the last person wearing the Santa hat has to shotgun a beer & finish by saying “Ahh, It’s good, It’s good. It’s good.

Whoever ISN’T up for watching Home Alone immediately after the movie ends has to take the SHOT! 


Please Note: The game is best enjoyed while wearing bathrobes, fur trapper hats & smoking cigars. EMBRACE YOUR INNER GRISWOLD!

Now rally up your friends, family or even Todd & Margo this evening & get your drink on! :)
Merry Christmas in July!


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86 comments:

  1. This is awesome! Let the drinking begin ;)

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  2. this is seriously amazing. unfortunatley, my husband does not allow Christmas movies until after Thanksgiving, but we always start with Christmas Vacation on Thanksgiving Eve after dinner (followed by Elf). his entire family will quote the movie as often as possible all year long, we have such a great time with it. i wonder if i spring a drinking game on him, he would be willing to let us watch it early!

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  3. I'm glad there is someone out there as obsessed with Christmas and all things drinking as I am. Kudos to you my dear!

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  4. I LOVE this! Can I come over to play?

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  5. This may be the most awesome & hilarious game EVER!!!! I am so jeal that I cannot hang out with you! Lol you are awesome!!!!! :-D

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  6. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this. I am totally doing it. Now to make one for Home Alone....

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    1. I concur! And if you ever come up with it, I would love to hear about it :)

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  7. I'm loving everything about this and I'm counting down the minutes till my husband comes home and we can play!!

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  8. Looove this!!

    Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, kiss my ass. Kiss his ass. Kiss your ass. Happy Hanukkah.

    Getting our Griswold cheer on tonight!

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  9. Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  10. Ahhh! This is absolutely hilarious and I can't wait to share this with my husband! GENIUS. :)

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  11. LOVE THIS! Will have to do this at Christmas time. Hubs birthday is today so we never celebrate Christmas in July since he's a scrooge. This drinking game may just make him less of one tho. :)

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  12. Oh, this is too good. I'll have to wait for real Christmas since I shouldn't be taking jello shots with cat food while I'm pregnant. Boo!

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  14. OMG, I'm dying. I want to leave work right now, round up the fam and commence this game right away. I swear at least once a week I say "Don't throw me down, Clahhk" to someone.

    Thanks for sharing!!

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  15. IN LOVE! I'm going to convince my husband to do this tonight, even in the 97 degree weather in South GA!

    "If i woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet i wouldn't be more surprised than i am now"

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  16. Oh my goodness. The "it's good, it's good" line is used EVERYDAY in my house. Too funny!

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  17. Yay! Christmas in July is actually my birthday! :)

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  18. Oh my goodness, this is one of the best things I have read in a long time! Me and my fam will definitely be playing it!! LOVE IT!

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  19. This is so fun! Love your tradition!

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  20. This is awesome!! I might have to coerce hubby into doing this, this weekend, thanks!

    Nemixtli

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  21. That game is AWESOME!!!! I can't wait to play with my husband and friends!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Haha... its so funny! Thank you for your explanation! I can't wait to play it!

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  23. Julie Gannon PsurnyJuly 25, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    That's the gift that keeps on givin' the whoooole year! Dammit, I kinda wish I weren't pregnant! (just for today).

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  24. We just watched this (twice) the other day! But your version with drinks and shots is much more fun! I need a good drinking game on a day like today!

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  25. God, I wish I still had the tolerance of my 24 yr old self....

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  26. I LOVE this game!!! We watch this movie every year with my in laws and I am pretty sure I will be introducing this game to them during Christmas. And then I may just have to throw a Christmas in July party next year so we don't have to wait so long to play it again ;)

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  27. You really are such a fun person! Love this! Love your ideas! Love your blog! I mean, seriously, your just too fun!

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  28. You. are. awesome. That is all!

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  29. omg i'm dying!! so good. so good.

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  30. One of my all time favorite posts! Thanks for sharing this fun game with us.

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  31. Ok ok. Playing this tonight! This is the best idea ever!

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  32. This is SO great! We had a game just like this in college, but we played it with Planet Earth...that Discovery Channel series.

    My favorite rule was "When in doubt..." which meant that if you weren't sure that a rule applied, you had to drink. Basically we drank non-stop the entire show...yikes! I think this would translate nicely to "Joy to the 'Wold"!

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  33. Wow.This might be the best thing ever!!

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  34. I love this. Love love.
    We have a similar game to the Christmas movie "love actually." The rules are simple: every time the word "love" is used everyone drinks. Gah, the song "love, love, love, love.." KILLS YOU! Love Christmas drinking games!!

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  35. Love this! I love Christmas Vacation... now if only I wasn't pregnant right now, I would totally be on board!

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  36. We've watched this movie as a family on Thanksgiving day every year since I was in elementary school (29 now). This is going to be a FANTASTIC addition to the tradition! Love it!

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  37. Jessica, you will enjoy this:

    How to celebrate half Christmas the way it deserves to be!
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/alannaokun/how-to-celebrate-half-christmas-the-way-it-deserves-to-be-ce

    Love your blog!!

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  38. Jessica, you will enjoy this buzzfeed!!

    How to Celebrate Half Christmas the Way it Deserves to be!

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/alannaokun/how-to-celebrate-half-christmas-the-way-it-deserves-to-be-ce

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  39. Christmas time is coming fast. I believe next month Hobby Lobby will have the Christmas aisles will be up and going. I have seen a lot of Christmas movies on T.V already and it's July.

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  40. This could be the best thing I have seen. My friends and I would love this for around the holidays! Thanks for the idea! Love your blog by the way!

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  41. And why is the carpet all wet Todd?

    I don't KNOW Margo!!!

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  42. This is absolutely brilliant. Can't wait to play this during the holidays :)

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  43. LOVE! Making a mental note to come back to this around Christmas time so I can play with a festive beer and not sparkling water ;)

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  44. Woah, you must all get shit faced QUICK. I think this is my fav post ever by you. I know we'd be friends in real life :)

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  45. ...aaand this is why your blog is my favorite :)

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  46. I wish you lived next door! So fun!

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  47. For real, how do you come up with these games? I'm sure it would leave me seriously Clark-faced!

    PS- My in-laws live on Griswold Ct., I know, pretty amazing right?

    http://hellonewlywedlife.blogspot.com/

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  48. The bless-ing!

    This movie gets quoted in my house on a daily basis - all year round! You've just made our holiday!

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  49. I remember when you posted about making up your own drinking games & I was dyyyyying to know what this could entail. So THANK YOU for posting this! :)

    http://wouldyoulikesomewine.blogspot.com/

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  50. I love this movie!!! We watch it throughout the year and will most definitely be playing this game!

    My only add is there needs to be something with their neighbors and "I don't know, Margoooot."

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  51. We watch this movie throughout the year and will most definitely be playing this game!

    I also think there needs to be something with their neighbors and "I don't know, Margot."

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  52. Yes! Now I must watch Christmas Vacation...with a drink in my hand!

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  53. Yes, now I have to watch Christmas Vacation...with a drink in my hand!!!

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  54. Yes! Now I must watch Christmas Vacation...with a drink in my hand!

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  55. Your family should totally do a Christmas vacation themed x-mas card! (That is, if you haven't already) :)

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  56. Seriously just laughed my butt off reading this! LOVE this movie, and LOVE this game idea. Definitely going to play this!

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  57. That is one great game. The second my husband gets back from the boat, I'm inviting over the neighborhood, and we are going to play!

    amodernnavywife.com

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  58. If someone asks a question and you answer "I don't knooooow, Margot" then you get to give a drink!

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  59. This post says a million things about how awesome you are! lol I found this post through pinterest and I'm so glad one of my friends showed this to me. I love it!

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  60. This is awesome! Do you have a drinking game for Fall season. I'm sure you do, please direct me to it.

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  61. love it - shared and linked on my blog

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  62. Seven months later and I'm still totally going to do this. This one is perfect!

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  63. Seven months later and I'm still totally going to do this. It's perfect!

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  64. Seven months later and I'm still totally going to do this. This one is perfect!

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  65. This is awesome, except for 'Home alone'.
    That polished turd of a movie will not enter my house, and I hope my kids never know of it's existence.

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  66. If you are the host of the baby shower game then you can perform some task in the baby shower. It is more interested task that you will also perform at the party. And you will think about the unique game which can select the in the baby shower game

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  67. One of the best games for kids which allow them to enhnace their creativity.
    Baby Games

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  68. I am just warm every thing concerning this for counting off the particular min's until my husband comes home after work and that we can play!!

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  69. I don't even know how I stumbled onto this page, but that's the beauty of serendipity in life. This is absolutely brilliant - and hilarious - thank you for sharing!!

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  70. Okay... This is TOO GOOD! I really hope you don't mind if we borrow this one. Pure genius. I absolutely love reading blogs beginning to end, which is how I stumbled on this gem. I seriously feel like I should be taking notes on all your festive ideas. Love your holiday spirit!

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  71. Okay, this is TOO GOOD! I really hope you don't mind if we borrow this. Pure genius. I absolutely love reading blogs from the beginning, which is how I stumbled on this gem. I seriously feel like I should be taking notes on all your festive ideas. Love your holiday spirit.

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  72. This is freaking awesome! Thanks for sharing the holiday spirit - your way ;-)

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  73. This is the greatest!

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  74. Sounds fun except for one flaw . . . Boo blackhawks

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