"Christmas Vacation"-themed bar pops up in Chicago for the holidays

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CHICAGO (WMAQ) - A Chicago country bar will transform into the Griswolds' family Christmas celebration later this month.

The "Christmas Vacation"-themed pop-up bar will open November 17 at Houndstooth Saloon in Wrigleyville. According to NBC Chicago, the bar's front area will turn into the Griswold family's living room, with other rooms inspired by the film's infamous pool scene and the Griswolds' attic.

There will be movie-themed beverages and a menu featuring an '80s-inspired TV dinner complete with a turkey leg and Aunt Bethany's Jell-O.

An RV (honoring Cousin Eddie, no doubt) will be parked in front of the bar for photo opportunities on the weekends.

The bar plans to continue the fun into 2020 with a New Year's Eve party also inspired by the holiday classic.

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