I confess that I am hooked on old Christmas movies.
It would not be an amazing Christmas, if I didn’t see Clark drinking eggnog out of the glass moose cup and cousin Eddie wearing that ugly hat with the flap!
By the way I found the glass moose eggnog cup on Amazon two years ago and I couldn’t resist it.
“Clark”….is a line that is used frequently in the movie “A Christmas Vacation” . Since Clark is always doing “something”, his wife continually pleads, “Clark”!!!
Another favorite line…. “no, you will shoot your eye out” is from the movie, “A Christmas Story”
“No you will shoot your eye out” is said by Ralphie’s mother when Ralphie tells her: “I want an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle”!
I know, I know…I love old Christmas movies and by this time, I am sure you are aware.
So I decided to come up with a tablescape using both of these movies’ houses as my centerpiece.
The Clark Griswold house also has a garage which is sold separately. (see it to the right above)
I was able to add the “RV” to the tablescape that cousin Eddie and his family bring to join in the Christmas festivities.
It is a beat up old RV and is adorned with Christmas lights.
I like that Clark’s house has three settings for the lighting.
One is inside lights much like my Victorian and Dickens Village houses.
The second switch is for the brightly lit, overly decorated house and garage, which caused a major electrical shut down of the city lights.
And the third switch is for the blinking lights.
Pretty over the top, much like Clark’s house in the movie.
And of course I had to add the oversized Christmas tree atop the old family roadster!
I also have the figurine of Clark plugging the lights into a socket that once lit, the electric meter on his house goes around and around like Kyle Busch driving at the Talladega Superspeedway Race track.
Then there is the cousin Eddie figurine, in his night shirt and fur hat emptying his chemical toilet into Clark’s sewer.
That is way over the top….and I love to sit and look at this tablescape.
On the other end of the table is Ralphie’s house where he lives with his mother and father and younger brother.
Mr. Parker wins a prize and it is the ugliest lamp of a woman’s leg with a lampshade.
Mrs. Parker doesn’t like it, but her husband insists it be put in the front window of the house to show it off to all the neighbors.
Meanwhile, little Ralphie wants a red ryder BB gun for Christmas.
He saw it in the window of the downtown department store and that is all he can think about.
There is a scene of the school yard and flag pole where one of his friends accepts a dare to stick his tongue on the frosty pole and it sticks painfully to the pole.
Another scene is where Ralphie is dressed in a onesie pink rabbit pajama that his aunt has sent him for Christmas….his glasses all askew.
And I love the figurine of Ralphie helping his brother to stand up. His snow suit is so stiff that he can hardly walk in it and he falls over in the snow as they are on their way to school.
And finally a scene where Ralphie and his friends are running from bullies.
I know, I know…there is no help for me. LOL
In the center of the table, separating the two separate vignettes is a Santa Claus with his sleigh and reindeer flying off into the evening.
At the base of the trees is a nativity scene, which is perfect for connecting the two vignettes.
For the place settings, I added the red and white poppers which seemed appropriate for the tablescape.
The plaid shirt and fur hat with flaps are party favors for guests to take home and hang on their tree if desired.
Merry Christmas and I hope you have as much fun watching old movies as we do at our house.