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The kind of over-the-top holiday decorating made famous by the Griswold family in â€śNational Lampoonâ€™s Christmas Vacationâ€ť may be alive and well in New York.
Just not at the home of anyone named Griswold.
The Daily News contacted residents moncler style with the same surname as hapless anti-hero Clark Griswold to see if he had inspired them to bedazzle their homes so they could be seen from outer space.
Staten Islandâ€™s John Griswold got angry as soon as the movie starring Chevy Chase was mentioned.
â€śI donâ€™t even watch Chevy since he made these movies,â€ť he growled. â€śThis name has been in this country since the revolution, and Iâ€™m pissed off.â€ť
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But it certainly hadnâ€™t prompted the 84-year-old to go overboard with the decorations.
â€śI do a little bit,â€ť she said. â€śIâ€™m in the age of relaxing.â€ť
Albert Griswold, 74, of Bellmore, L.I.,moncler discount jackets Chea, seemed like a better bet. Not only had he worked in the film industry for 50 years â€• he was a special effects man!
So did his expertise combined with his cinematic last name fuel the Yule?
â€śI donâ€™t decorate that much,moncler outlet new york Cheap Moncler Jackets Outlet Online (19),â€ť he said. â€śI donâ€™t have the energy I had buy moncler coats then.â€ť
The 1989 movie did have an impact on his life. â€śWhen it first came out, the local kids used to make the phone calls in the middle of night,â€ť he said.
At the Staten Island home of Robert Griswold, there was a glimmer of hope â€• but barely a glimmer of light.
â€śMy dad tried to go along moncler coat with that Griswold thing, but heâ€™s failed miserably,â€ť said his son, David, 20.
â€śHeâ€™s a dentist. He tries to go jacken moncler up on the roof and do the lights, but it just doesnâ€™t work out.
â€śWe donâ€™t throw much up other than a wreath.â€ť