By Andrew Liszewski
Even though it’s somehow managed to become a holiday ‘classic’ I have to admit I’m just not a fan of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Sure it had a few chuckles the first time around, but it can’t stand up to some of the other holiday specials I watch year after year. Of course it does have one thing that no other special can boast, and that’s the appearance of these fancy Moose Mugs which various characters use to drink eggnog from throughout the film.
Unfortunately though, if you wanted your own set of Moose Mugs you were completely out of luck since the glasses seen in the film were made as one-off props and were never designed to be sold to the public. However a Canadian company has come to the rescue and is now making and selling exact replicas of the mugs, but with a small catch. Since the demand for the Moose Mugs doesn’t quite match the demand for the Wii, each one is actually made from mouth-blown molten glass and is hand-shaped into the snifter-style goblet. As a result the mugs run about $90 each, and they can only be bought in sets of 2. Thankfully shipping to Canada and the US (mainland) is free, but if you live elsewhere the shipping charges start at about $65.
So needless to say, unless you’re a die-hard fan of the film you’ll probably be spending yet another Christmas drinking eggnog from a boring, non-moose-inspired mug.