Well people, December is finally upon us. Which means it’s officially acceptable to light your pine-scented candles, play your Christmas tunes at full blast, and yes, finally put up that tree.
If you’re on #TeamFakeTree, more power to you. But if you ask me, there’s just something about heading to your nearest Christmas tree farm, chopping it down yourself (okay, or watching some guy chop it down for you), and praying the thing doesn’t go flying off your roof as soon as you hit the highway.
Or, if you’re one family from Sudbury, Massachusetts, you just pray that the local police won’t pull you over because you have a literal forest strapped to the roof of your car.
Apparently, that’s exactly what happened last week, when a car was stopped by officers in Sudbury for trying to cart home a Christmas tree so large, you almost couldn’t see the car.
The Sudbury Police Department shared the image on their Facebook page November 24, along with this gentle little PSA for Christmas-lovers everywhere:
“Sudbury PD would like to remind you to transport your holiday trees responsibly,” the post caption reads. “One of our officers stopped this vehicle on Route 20 today!”
Naturally, the Internet proceeded to have a field day with the image.
“I want to see the house he has to get this into!” wrote one Facebook user.
And of course, plenty of others couldn’t help but crack a few Clark Griswold jokes, since the photo does hilariously resemble that infamous scene in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, when Clark Griswold drives home with one of the largest, and most pathetic-looking Christmas trees the world has ever seen on the top of the family station wagon.
To be fair, the family was probably just REALLY excited for Christmas and came across a tree they just couldn’t part with. But Godspeed to them, wherever they are. Here’s hoping live footage surfaces of them trying to get it in their front door …