‘Christmas Vacation’ Quote-Along Extravaganza set for Friday

Chris Dickinson of Mantachie provided the Griswold-like car, with the tree on top, which now sits at the Link Centre. (Courtesy photo)

Chris Dickinson of Mantachie provided the Griswold-like car, with the tree on top, which now sits at the Link Centre. (Courtesy photo)

By Sheena Barnett

Daily Journal

TUPELO – Get ready for a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency.

The Link Centre is hosting its second annual “Christmas Vacation” Quote-Along Extravaganza this weekend, complete with hot chocolate and a tacky sweater contest.

“We had such an amazing turn out last year. Everybody begged us to do it again. How could we refuse?” said Derek Russell, director of operations at Link Centre.

Russell organizes its Words with Films series, which includes the quote-along. “It’s now a holiday staple at Link Centre.”

Fans of the 1989 holiday classic, starring Chevy Chase and Randy Quaid, can quote along with the movie’s most famous lines, which will show up on the screen as the actors say them. Last year’s “Christmas Vacation” quote-along was one of the most well-attended quote-alongs the Link Centre has hosted.

“We’ll have an actual station wagon like the one in the film, with the tree ripped out of the ground, on display,” Russell said. “It’ll be on display all week long so fans can take pictures with it.”

The station wagon and tree are courtesy of Chris Dickinson of Mantachie.

Strange Brew Coffeehouse will host a make-your-own hot chocolate bar, and whoever wears the tackiest holiday sweater will win a movie-related prize.

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What: “Christmas Vacation” Quote-Along Extravaganza

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Link Centre Reception Hall

Cost: $10/adults, $5/students

Info: (662) 690-4011