“We’re gonna press on, and we’re gonna have the hap-hap-happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap danced with Danny (explicit) Kaye,” Clark Griswall in National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.

String your lights up big and bright, park the RV in front of your house and don’t forget to empty the septic tank because Baskin’s third annual Christmas In the Village is Dec. 11 beginning at 10 a.m. and going until 5 p.m.

Christmas In the Village’s theme this year is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, a popular 1989 movie about a family hosting far-flung relatives at their home for the holidays.

The festival will take place in Baskin’s Park located beside town hall. A parade will conclude festivities at 6 p.m. starting at Baskin School.

All proceeds will go towards providing needy local children with gifts during Christmas. Participants are asked to bring any new or unopened gifts for a donation.

Festival t-shirts are $20, and booth forms may be picked up at Family Community Christian School, Sicily Island State Bank and Friendly Farms.

The festival is sponsored by Baskin Community Committee.

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