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Thursday, December 13, 2007

HNT - Oh Christmas Treat

One of our favourite movies to watch each Christmas season is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation -- arguably the best, most re-watchable of the movies about Clark Griswold and his family.

One of the many great things about the movie is the soundtrack. Last year, I searched high and low to try to find it for Francine. I wasn't able to buy the Christmas Vacation sound track for her, so I did the next best thing. Using a little bit of creative sound recording from the DVD as well as purchases made of albums and single song downloads from iTunes, I recreated it (and added in my own little touches -- either favourites or music from other Christmas shows we enjoyed watching over the years, such as Lethal Weapon, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer and A Charlie Brown Christmas)

Here's the cover I created for the CD:


And here's the lineup of tracks on the CD:
  • 1. Christmas Vacation (Cartoon Version) by Mavis Staples
  • 2. Jingle Bell rock by Bobby Helms
  • 3. It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas by Bing Crosby
  • 4. ("Something Really Nice" - Cousin Eddy)
  • 5. Here Comes Santa Claus by Gene Autry
  • 6. ("The Shitter Was Full" - Cousin Eddy)
  • 7. Hey Santa Claus by The Moonrays
  • 8. That Spirit of Christmas by Ray Charles
  • 9. ("It is Goooood" - Cousin Eddy)
  • 10. Mele Kalikimaka by Bing Crosby
  • 11. Mister Grinch by Thurle Ravensroft
  • 12. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Bare Naked Ladies
  • 13. Ave Maria by Jenifer Mclaren
  • 14. Let It Snow by Diana Krall
  • 15. A Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives
  • 16. Christmas Time Is Here by Vince Guaraldi

Of course, I realize that I'm violating Osbasso's theme for this week, the Christmas Tree themed HNT. I figured my Christmas Vacation themed post might be enough (given that I'm posing as Clark Griswold in the photo and the Griswold Family Christmas Tree is a huge part of the movie), but to keep completely in the spirit of things, and to give those seeking a little HNT skin thrill, I'll drag out a few ghosts from Christmases Past . . .

My First HNT Christmas picture from 2005 called "Bare Naked For The Holidays" - a reflection of myself in an ornament on the tree in our basement rec room. See original post here.


And the next one you'll have to click on to view
-- From Dec 14, 2006 - "Francine's Christmas Fantasy" - me posing in nothing but a tool-belt beside the Christmas Tree in our living room. See original post here.

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9 comments:

S said...

LOL Oh boy HNT is full of crazy photoshops tonight!

Happy Holidays and Happy HNT Mark!

TK Kerouac said...

HEHE, Very creative over here, I'll take one of your ornaments,
Happy Xmas tree HNT!

Zoely said...

love it! HHNT!

lime said...

that is FANTASTIC! we love that movie too. the cover with you8is a riot! i love it and i am sure francine did too.

HHNT

Lapis Ruber said...

Great film, great post. Happy HNT

Bunny said...

Your own personal soundtrack - what a cool and inventive gift idea!!

Your 2005 and 2006 photos - very hot!

HHNT!

BTExpress said...

I remember this one. Guess we both have better memories than I thought. Happy HNT!

Stealth said...

heheh!! I love the movie cover edit, that's great- and of course I love the ornament shot. :-)

Happy HNT

Moosekahl said...

A great list and the cover is awesome! Happy HNT