Ohio man goes Griswold with light display from ’National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’


A Wadsworth, Ohio resident is bringing cheer to his neighborhood with decorations and a light display resembling Clark Griswold’s house from “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”

Cleveland CBS affiliate WOIO reports the decorations consist of 250 strands of lights with 100 bulbs covering the house completely, totaling 25,000 total lights.

The inaugural lighting at the home of Greg Osterland, located at 173 Duane Lane, was held in 2013.

The homeowner told WOIO his electric bill averages only an extra $30 during the holiday season, so he is not asking money from spectators to help cover utility costs. He is, however, accepting donations on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides walk held in Akron annually.