Since its 1989 release, 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' has become a holiday classic over time. While I enjoy the movie every year, I wouldn't say it's my favorite Christmas movie of all time.

However, I do know several people who rank 'Christmas Vacation' as their all-time favorite for the holiday season and I totally get it. The talented cast, led by Chevy Chase as Clark W. Griswold and Randy Quaid as Cousin Eddie, create many funny and forever quotable moments.

The movie currently has a 70% score on Rotten Tomatoes and an even better 86% audience score. Some movies develop into classics but aren't as universally embraced when first released.

For example, acclaimed movie critic Roger Ebert gave Christmas Vacation just 2 stars (out of 4) upon its original release, summing up his review by saying:

And yet the parts don't fit. Maybe the movie's problem is with the director, Jeremiah S. Chechik, a first-timer at feature length, although he has won awards for his TV commercials. The screenplay was written by John Hughes, whose "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" was a masterful comedy about two travelers trying to find their way home for Thanksgiving, but with the Griswold saga he seems to set up sequences that Chechik isn't able to make pay off. You have the odd sensation, watching the movie, that it's straining to get off the ground but simply doesn't have the juice.

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To each his own, I guess, and it's to our benefit that most people don't feel the same way about the movie, including Minnesota's Savage Fire Department. They have gone viral with their video which recreates a classic scene from 'Christmas Vacation'.

Check out the hilarious video below, which has already surpassed 1 million views on TikTok. Make sure to watch the whole thing as the second half features bloopers and outtakes.

Below is the original scene from the movie and when you watch them both you can see what a great job the Savage Fire Department did in what was obviously a labor of love.

They've certainly earned the moment of fame and here's to another million views!

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