Department 56 National Lampoon's The Griswold Family Buys A Tree

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It’s a fun, old fashioned, family Christmas with the Griswold’s. Join in the experience of finding the perfect tree, just like our ancestors did! This grouping is taken right from the open scenes of our best selling Christmas movie series, Christmas Vacation. Set of 2 includes sign. Department 56 National Lampoon's The Griswold Family Buys A Tree is an accessory designed as part of the Original Snow Village series, and perfect for any Christmas Vacation Fan!

  • Introduced January 2016
  • Coordinates With: 4054986 Clark Trims The Tree
  • Electrical: LED lit, includes adapter cord
  • Replacement Bulb: None
  • NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.WB SHIELD: TM and WBEI s16
  • Check the details: 4 attached sisal trees, along with sculpted vintage lawn chairs and 50 gallon drums enhance the lit trailer.


  Department 56
The company behind the villages.

Over thirty years ago, Department 56 began as part of Bachman’s, a premiere retail florist in Minneapolis. Bachman’s used a numbering system to identify each of its departments. The number assigned to wholesale gift imports division was, you guessed it, 56. Now headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Department 56 has become a leader in the giftware, collectibles and holiday decorating industry and is best known for our hand-crafted lighted villages, figurines and extensive lines of holiday and home decorative products.
Their Story
One Christmas evening, a group of friends set off to enjoy a dinner of celebration at a small country inn nestled in a quiet river town. As they rounded a bend in the road, they saw the small, old-fashioned village decorated for the holidays. The lights, like fairies, glowed and sparkled amid the freshly fallen snow. All evening, the conversation was full of Christmas memories and the visions the tiny town had evoked. Amidst the jovial banter and magical memories, the idea for a lighted Christmas village was born. That spark of an idea became a reality when, in 1976, Department 56 introduced a series of six hand-painted, ceramic buildings. The rest is history.