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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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Yule crack up! 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  »

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$27,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$71,320,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Chevy Chase appears in some scenes wearing a black Chicago Bears ball cap. He wears the same Chicago Bears cap throughout all four Vacation movies. See more »

Goofs

As the dog chases the squirrel through the house, one shot has the squirrel disappear suddenly, revealing the jump cut between the shot of the squirrel and the shot of the dog. See more »

Quotes

Margo: [a knock on the door] Go away Todd.
[another knock]
Margo: If you want to come in you'll have to break down the goddamn door!
[Several SWAT officers bust down the door]
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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 »


Soundtracks

12 Days of Christmas
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Performed by Perry Como
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subtle funny parts
9 April 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

We watch this movie every Christmas on Christmas Eve (the whole family gets together).We laugh harder every year as we unpeel the humorous layers of this film.Watch for when Clark's wife checks out Snot's balls.It's hilarious.How about when Eddie returns with Clark's boss and kicks him in the ass as they walk up the path to the house.How about these quotes: "Why is there water everywhere Todd?" " I don't know Margeaux." The Ray Charles Christmas song during the attic scene is one of the most beautiful songs I've heard.His voice is so sweet.The eyes crossed,kicked by a mule,falls in a well comment still cracks me up.I love it when Clark's Dad says that if he (Clark) needs any help that he (Dad) will be up in his room taking a nap.How about the office scene? "Good morning ,kiss my ass,kiss his ass,etc."This movie is more fun to watch in a large group.Enjoy.


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