National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation ★★½

I am unable to get my mind into 80's comedy mode. Our modes of comedy have changed so much since then. To anyone raised in or who participated in internet culture from 2012-19, this movie is the cheesiest and stalest shtick. Where is the cynicism. Where is the painostolgia. Where is the bitter verbal irony. Where is the cringe. Too pure, too uncritically wholesome. Why doesn't the dad die in the final shot? I am afraid I am too irony poisoned to appreciate National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.