In about two weeks, I’ll go home to Ohio for Christmas. In addition to the usual traditions — stockings on the mantel, Christmas Eve dinner with all my cousins, monkey bread for breakfast on Christmas morning — my sisters, cousins, and I will watch National Lampoon’s “Christmas Vacation” with my grandmother, just as we do every year. It’s a strange tradition dating back at least 10 years, and it’s one of my favorites.
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