11/30/2011 11:37 am ET

Holiday Movies: Life Lessons Learned

'Tis the season to dust off those favorite holiday movies. The following five classics have major savvy lessons to teach about handling personal finance, listening to your mentors, engaging in office affairs, and more. Implement these lessons, and have a very merry, savvy holiday!

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

Chevy Chase stars in this family classic where every Christmas tradition goes seriously wrong for the Griswold family, from setting up the Christmas tree to putting up the Christmas lights.

Savvy Lesson Learned: Common sense can't be taught, but skills can. Read an instructional manual and safety tips before attempting to DIY any major project.

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