I am Clark Griswold in the attic

by Deb McCormick on December 21, 2011

Remember the scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas vacation, where Clark gets locked up in the attic? While waiting for his family to return from Christmas shopping, he decides to pass the time by watching an old movie reel of himself as a boy. Hilarious! Especially when he gets all emotional.

I sort of felt like that when I was browsing through some old Christmas pictures this morning. I got all melancholy and misty eyed. I thought I’d show you guys the very first Christmas picture of the trio. I used this on our Christmas card that year.

That is the last “good Christmas picture” I have of them. Because after this first year, they no longer stayed where I put them. Getting good pictures was next to impossible. Because it always ended up like this one

Just one year sure can make a difference, huh?

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AugmentedGem December 21, 2011 at 10:00 am

You are lucky to have captured that wonderful photo. Hold onto it, as I am not sure that one could ever top it. If I were you Id still use it on you Christmas cards – that’s a personalized kodak/hallmark moment right there ;) Merry Christmas!
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Caitlin December 21, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Beautiful first Christmas photo. As to photos in the future. Ha ha ha!!! Sigh. But how frustrating.
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Laura December 21, 2011 at 5:30 pm

What a nice picture! Maybe in another year or two they’ll both a) sit still and b) smile at the same time while facing your camera.
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Runnermom-jen December 22, 2011 at 8:11 am

I LOVE that movie!! And those pictures…both of them, are so sweet!!
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