Legendary actor and comedian Chevy Chase is celebrating his birthday today (Friday, Oct. 8) in the most Chevy Chase way possible.
In his latest social media post, Chevy Chase jokingly claims today to be his 57th birthday. That is just a little way off as today is actually the funny man’s 78th birthday. In a social media post from earlier today, Chevy Chase shows off his brand new t-shirt that has a not-so-happy holiday theme. As you will be able to tell — it appears someone may not be looking forward to the quickly approaching holiday season. Chase is, of course, known for his role in the Christmas comedy film “Christmas Vacation.”
Chase’s dark blue t-shirt delivers a message that would make Clark Griswald himself very proud. There might just be a lump of coal inside Chevy’s stocking this year but the funny man drew more than a few laughs for his Instagram post.
“It’s my birthday…57,” the actor says in his Friday social media post.
As you can see, the Christmas spirit has yet to find Chevy Chase this year and his t-shirt says it all. In a holiday season style lettering the shirt says “It’s beginning to look a lot like F**k you.”
Bah Humbug indeed. The t-shirt is a comedic play on the lyrics to the popular holiday song “It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas.”
Chevy Chase Receives Birthday Wishes From Fans
Chevy Chase has a large fan base and social media following based on his career in film and television. Many of them took to social media to wish the star a very happy birthday. One of the first to post a birthday wish was Chase’s daughter, Emily Chase.
“Today my BFF turns 78 and I am more grateful than ever to have him around,” Emily says in her Instagram post. “Love you SO much, Dab!!!”
Fans of Chevy Chase’s comedy performances also got into the act of sending him well wishes on his special day.
“Happy Birthday, Chevy Chase!” a fan writes in the comments section of the post. “I love all of your movies and especially Christmas Vacation!”
“Let him eat all the ice cream he wants today would ya!” someone says in the comments of Emily Chase’s post.
“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” is one of the most popular Christmas movies of all time.
In the film, Chevy Chase plays Clark Griswold, a hard-working man who wants to give his family a top-notch Christmas experience. Unfortunately, things begin to unravel for Clark as he must deal with an uncooperative family and a stingy boss. The movie has a happy ending, however, as they all come together in the spirit of the holiday season.