It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon. Written by
In the scene where Clark and Eddie talk about Eddie's children, Eddie calls the Tilt-a-Whirl ride the "Tilty-Whirl," a mistake quite in line with his rather simple-minded personality. A common slang name for the Tilt-a-Whirl is the "Whirl and Hurl." See more »
The morning after Clark shoots the neighbor's window out with the ice from the gutter, as Clark is trapped in the attic and the family is getting into the car to go shopping, you can see the window is now undamaged. See more »
[Commenting on sleeping with her brother]
I have nightmares about what he does when I'm NOT lying next to him.
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"THE END" is lit up in Christmas lights. One of the bulbs pops, making the lit up "THE END" go dark. See more »
When the Griswolds go on vacation, disaster is a certainty. But staying home to celebrate Christmas with some far-flung relatives (who obviously weren't flung far enough) leaves room for not only some top-drawer fun but also time to reflect on family, love, goodwill, belief in one's self....
Who expected so much from Chevy Chase?
After watching "Christmas Vacation", you will.
Nine stars. And when you light up your house this Christmas, make sure there's a nuclear reactor nearby.
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