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Christmas Vacation (1989)

 -  Comedy  -  1 December 1989 (USA)
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The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

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Storyline

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 Rob Hartill

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There's No Place Like Home For A Holiday! See more »

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Comedy

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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1 December 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation  »

Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$71,320,000 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The only Vacation movie to not feature the Lindsey Buckingham song "Holiday Road" throughout the entire film. See more »

Goofs

The moon is full prior to December 18th and the moon is still full on the 24th See more »

Quotes

Art: [after Clark has flipped out] You're goofy.
Clark: [Still flipped out] Don't piss me off, Art.
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Crazy Credits

"THE END" is lit up in Christmas lights. One of the bulbs pops, making the lit up "THE END" go dark. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

The Star-Spangled Banner
(uncredited)
Composed by Francis Scott Key
Performed by the Griswolds
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User Reviews

I cried from laughter!
26 November 1999 | by (chandler, az) – See all my reviews

Since the holidays are approaching, I feel I should comment on this Christmas classic. Chevy Chase is hilarious once again as Clark, and this is the funniest Vacation next to the original when they go to Wally World. Some of the funniest lines too: "Gonna burn some dust here, eat my rubber." "It is a bit nipply out, I mean nippy out!". A Christmas movie to own , and if you don't, worthy of a rent at the holidays. Randy Quaid has some great moments as Eddie, and don't miss Chase's run down the hill in the sled!


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