The Christmas Vacation squirrel scene is one of the best in the entire movie. There is a perfect squirrel gift available (see below) for those who cannot get enough of the insanity that takes place in the Griswold's living room.
Some of the best quotes come from this part of the movie, when Clark sets out to save his family from this crazy little beast.
It all starts with the family hearing a noise, coming from the direction of the Christmas tree. Of course, Clark sticks his face into the tree and a squirrel comes flying out of it. All of the family is screaming and Clark panics, trying to decide what to do. At first, he wonders where Eddie is, stating "he eats these things," with his wife proclaiming he gave them up due to high cholesterol.
Next, Clark says to his son, "Russ, get my hammer." His wife quickly asks why he would need a hammer. Clark explains he will capture the squirrel in his coat and hit it with the hammer.
The biggest moment comes when Clark's father jumps in to lend a helping hand. They search high and low but don't see it anywhere. As Clark turns around, the audience sees it clinging to Clark's back and his father screams out (which seems like for eternity), "Sqqquuuiiirrrreeeellllllllll!!!"
This is just one of the many memorable scenes in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. It is a great movie that the whole family will enjoy. Now that we are rvers, we love it even more - yep, Cousin Eddie is our hero!