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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
"Christmas Vacation" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  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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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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1 December 1989 (USA)  »

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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation  »

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$27,000,000 (estimated)

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$71,320,000 (USA)
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The brand of beer Eddie is drinking as he empties his septic tank is Meister Brau. See more »

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The swimming pool brochure Clark shows his coworker is for an above ground pool. The amount of money he states he has invested and his daydream both refer to the pool as an in-ground pool. See more »

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[after reaching the Griswolds' house]
Aunt Bethany: Is this the airport, Clark?
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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 »

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O Come, All Ye Faithful
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A Classic Christmas Comedy
22 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Christmas Vacation is one of the best Christmas comedies that I have seen. Now that it has been 20 years since it was released, I think it is safe to say it has attained classic status.

Christmas Vacation follows the Griswald family dealing with Christmas. Unlike the other vacation films the Griswalds don't travel anywhere. They have Christmas right at home. However just because they don't travel doesn't mean that it isn't a funny movie.

The film is about Clark Griswald (played by Chevy Chase who does his role perfectly) trying to create the perfect Christmas for his family. However much like the other films things constantly go wrong or don't succeed. As the film goes on the mishaps become worse and funnier by the second.

Christmas Vacation is a hilarious film that will have you laughing constantly. It is possibly the best of the Vacation films and is well worth watching.


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