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Sex & Nudity

  • A woman talks with a man at a lingerie stand. The scene has several innuendos, and the man accidentally replaces words with some that reference breasts (saying hooter instead of hotter). Towards the end she briefly shows her thigh to him.
  • About half way through the movie Clark is thinking about the pool he is planning and part way through his vision his thoughts drift back to the store clerk lady now in a bathing suit. Throughout the scene she begins to undress herself out of the bathing suit showing side boob.
  • PG13 for Brief Strong Language, some Sexual Humor, Drinking, Brief Partial Nudity, and some Comic Violence
  • Clark and Ellen are lying in bed. Helen is wearing a nightgown which shows some cleavage. Her right nipple and areola are visible through her nightgown.
  • A man hallucinates and sees a woman at a pool. She starts to take off her swimsuit, but thankfully you only see some side boob
  • A man tells his wife that he's going to take off his clothes and kiss every square inch of her body.

Violence & Gore

  • The violence is mostly meant to be funny:
  • A man gets punched by his wife. He falls backwards off the couch and lands on his face.
  • A man tumbles all the way down his stairs while holding wine glasses. The glasses are shattered.
  • A block of ice from the rain gutter goes flying, crashes through the neighbor's window, and destroys their stereo. We literally see sparks fly when this happens, and a man falls off the roof and into a bush. He is not harmed.
  • A cat is electrocuted under a chair and disintegrates into the carpet of a house. The shape of its body is seen on the carpet.
  • A man is gagged and brought to a house against his will. He is also kicked in the butt at one point.
  • A man is knocked to the ground by a ladder when he opens the attic. Then he is whacked in the face three times in a row by a wooden board. He also crashes through the attic when he is sitting on top of the door, and his wife opens it.
  • A man drops a cigar and an outdoor explosion knocks a big group of people down in the snow.
  • The police break down the doors at two different houses and have guns in their hands.
  • A woman is attacked by a squirrel and a dog at the same time. In the next scene, she is shown with ripped clothes, she is limping, and her face and hair are all dirty.

Profanity

  • A few uses of g*dd*m
  • 1 use of the F-word (near the end of the film), around 10 uses of "shit" (once with "bull"), 3 uses of "goddamn", 5-7 uses of "ass", 1 use of "Christ's sake", 1 use of "bitch", 1 use of "piss", 1 use of "dickless", 2 uses of "damn" and 4 uses of "hell". "Jesus" is used as an exclamation a few times. There is also one middle finger.
  • 1 use of f*ckin - occurs between 1h23m and 1h24m (on demand)
  • Several uses of ass, some as asshole.
  • Many uses of shit, son of a bitch, damn and hell.
  • 1 use of piss

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Cousin Eddie tells Clark his daughter is in the clinic, getting cured off the wild turkey.
  • A man drinks a beer early in the morning while standing outside. He burps twice.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

Spoilers

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Sex & Nudity

  • Clark talks to a sexy cashier and he starts messing up when talking and says hooter instead of hotter, it's a bit nippley out instead of nippy out, then he says adultery instead of adulthood.
  • Later in the movie she then appears when Clark is imagining his future pool during the summer. She takes off her swimsuit and it shows a brief partial shot of her right breast. Not very much is shown.
  • The Griswald's neighbors make out and are seen with glasses of wine.
  • There is a picture in the bedroom of the Griswald's house of a woman with skimpy clothing.
  • Russ looks at a woman in the store with very high underwear and a good amount of the side of her butt is shown.
  • The Christmas tree is shown with a bra as an ornament. It's meant to be funny.
  • Ellen is shown grabbing Clark's crotch during the police officer scene where they tell the family to freeze.

Violence & Gore

  • After a squirrel and a dog maul a woman she goes next door to her boyfriend and punches him in the face.
  • A squirrel is found in a house, causing everyone to get upset. Two women faint, and Clark suggests trapping it in a coat and killing it with a hammer. A dog ends up chasing the squirrel throughout the house, knocking things over and causing a huge mess.

Profanity

  • 1 hand gesture, Clark gives guys in a truck the middle finger.
  • Clark calls his boss multiple names when he goes crazy, d*ckless is used.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Clark drinks a lot of eggnog when he gets frustrated, implying that it has alcohol in it.
  • One of the grandmothers is a heavy smoker and drinker. She is sometimes seen behaving erratically as a result, laughing and hiccuping mostly.
  • Ellen smokes a cigarette when she is stressed out by her family.
  • Ellen throws her alcoholic beverage into the bushes in one scene, while she is frustrated.
  • Uncle Lewis smokes a cigar in two scenes. At one point, it causes the Christmas tree in the house to literally burn down.
  • Clark asks where the Tylenol is after his fit he throws.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • It is implied that a cat is killed, may be upsetting to some viewers

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