Music Monday: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Intro

-Music Monday-

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday. I’m having so much fun with this meme and look forward to sharing a new song every Monday!


This Week’s Pick

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Intro

Christmas pretty much starts for my family on Thanksgiving day and because this is my favorite time of year, from now until Christmas, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite Christmas songs.

This song comes from the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Movie. It’s the intro song “Christmas Vacation”. I love this movie so much and we usually watch it a handful of times throughout the Christmas season.

This song is sung by Mavis Staples

“Christmas Vacation”

It’s that time, Christmas time is here
Everybody knows, there’s not a better time of year
Hear that sleigh, Santa’s on his way
Hip, hip hooray, for Christmas vacationGotta a ton of stuff to celebrate
Now it’s getting closer, I can’t wait
Gonna make this holiday as perfect as can be
Just wait and see this Christmas vacation

This old house, sure is looking good
Got ourselves the finest snowman in the neighborhood
Ain’t it fun, always on the run
That’s how it’s done on Christmas vacation

Let’s all deck the halls and light the lights
Get a toasty fire burning bright
Give St. Nick the warmest welcome that he’s ever had
We’re so glad it Christmas vacation

And when the nights are peaceful and serene
We can cuddle up and do our Christmas dreaming


Christmas vacation
Christmas vacation

We’re so glad it’s Christmas vacation

Peace and joy and love are everywhere
You can feel the magic in the air
Let the spirit of the season carry us away
Hip, hip, hooray for Christmas Vacation

Fa, la, la, la, la and ho, ho, ho
Jingle, jangle, jingle as we go
Let the spirit of the season


-You can find this song on-

The Ultimate Christmas Album, Vol. 3 – WOGL Oldies 98

You must be careful because there are a few versions of the song that are NOT sung by Mavis Staples. This one has the original film version you just heard. Just click to find it on Amazon.



18 thoughts on “Music Monday: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Intro

  1. Noriko

    Awww, this video and the song are so sweeet! Literally put me in a christmas mood!! I want to see this movie, too. I have never watched it, but I would definitely look it up. Thank you so much for the share, Mischenko ❤

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    1. Haha! Just like my mom. She’s not a Christmas person either. Complains about the music and such, lol. For me, it goes to fast! I like to enjoy the decorations and Christmastime because it only happens once a year. 😉❤

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  2. starjustin

    Omg! Can’t believe you ratted me out Jen! Lol. I don’t mind. You got the Christmas thing from your grandma. It skipped my generation. I would really like to see the movie. I’ll plan on it this season for sure. 🌲

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    1. Lol! I couldn’t help it! She sounded just like you, lol. I did inherit Grandma’s love for decorating, hahaha.

      You watched this with us last year, remember? Haha, can’t wait for you to see it again. 🎄🤣❤

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