Family Parks Station Wagon On Their Lawn To Turn Their Home Into The Griswolds'

What's your favorite holiday movie? National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation always comes up at the top of my list. It's a movie that many people adore.

The same is the case with this family from Stittsville, Canada, who decided to deck out their house in a real Christmas Vacation style complete with 2,500 multicolored outdoor lights. You have to see it to believe it.

The Turcotte family are already huge fans of Christmas and go pretty big with decorations every year.

But this year, as suggested by their daughter, Kennedy, they went all out. They drew inspiration from the classic movie and ran with it.

Shawn Turcotte, his wife, Chantelle, and their kids Hudson and Kennedy joined together to pull off their biggest holiday decoration feat so far.

They decorated their house with 2,500 multicolored lights just like the Griswolds did in the movie. They even used the old-fashioned, glass incandescent lights to get the full effect.

As you can imagine, using those old-fashioned lights did prove to be tricky.

Just like in the movie, the lights blew a few fuses, so the family had to think fast on their feet. A few extension cords later, and they were back in business.

Once they had all the lights set up, they wanted to take even more inspiration from the movie.

So, Shawn decided to buy an old 1980 Chevrolet Caprice station wagon to stand in for Clark Griswald's 1979 Ford LTD wagon.

In the movie, Clark and his family set out to cut their own Christmas tree and end up hauling it home, complete with the root ball and all.

The Turcotte family did the same and even went through the McDonald's drive-thru with it, ha, ha!

Turcotte also found an RV for sale online by an elderly owner.

As you remember, in the movie Cousin Eddie, played by Randy Quaid, shows up in an RV and parks it right in front of Griswolds' home. I think getting an RV was a nice touch.

Why did the Turcotte family decide to go all out this holiday season?

They wanted to cheer up the neighborhood, especially during this difficult time. In addition to creating this amazing display, they are asking people to donate money to a worthy cause.

Not only is the whole neighborhood enjoying this festive display, but people are coming over from other areas to see it.

They're free to take pictures, but they're also encouraged to donate to the Stittsville Food Bank by scanning a QR code placed in front of the house.

What do you think of this story? Isn't this fabulous or what?

I think this family is giving everyone something to smile about this holiday season. And at the same time, they're supporting a worthy cause. That's so sweet of them.

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