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A Doctored Highway Sign Had 'Christmas Vacation' Fans Laughing Through Their Commute

What's Christmas without a highway sign joke?

What’s Christmas without a few pranks? Some intrepid jokers let the holiday spirit ring out yesterday, when they changed a sign on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey to fit with the season.

According to NJ.com drivers heading home for the holidays couldn’t help but notice that a sign for “Clark/Westfield” exits was altered to read “Clark Griswold”, a reference to the beloved Chevy Chase character from in the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

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The 1989 classic depicts a family, led by Clark Griswold, in their hectic attempts to go on vacation, while disaster strikes at every turn.

While some skeptics assumed the image was photoshopped, Police Sgt. Gregory Williams confirmed that it’s very much real.

"We are aware it's floating around the Internet," explained Williams. "It was called in this morning, and the Turnpike Authority took it down."

"I was dying laughing," said Erin O'Callahan, a driver who spotted the sign on her way home. "I saw it right away and did a double take."

"This is the best thing I've ever seen in my life," said another driver, Kaitlin Dietrich.

But these New Jersey pranksters aren't the only ones getting goof this holiday season. Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne released a hilarious holiday video and Taylor Swift's mom gave her the perfect tongue-in-cheek gift. 'Tis the season to be jolly—just like Clark would've wanted.


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