New York Griswolds shun film's decorations

Nov. 22, 2011 at 3:00 AM

NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- New Yorkers with the same last name as the Griswold clan from "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" say they won't emulate the movie family's holiday display.

The New York Daily News said it contacted city residents sharing the last name of Chevy Chase's protagonist in the 1989 film, Clark Griswold, and none of them expressed plans to emulate the over-the-top holiday decorations from the movie.

"I don't even watch Chevy since he made these movies," New Yorker John Griswold said. "This name has been in this country since the revolution, and I'm pissed off."

David Griswold, 20, said his father Robert has "tried to go along with that Griswold thing, but he's failed miserably."

"He's a dentist. He tries to go up on the roof and do the lights, but it just doesn't work out," he said "We don't throw much up other than a wreath."

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