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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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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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Trivia

In several outdoor scenes at the Griswald home a 1963 powder blue Lincoln Continental convertible can be seen parked out front. This was the last of the curved glass slab sides and is sought after by collectors. The 1964 Continental convertible had straight glass windows to provide more interior space. See more »

Goofs

After Clark cuts the Christmas tree and the tree expands to its natural size, the second tree limb to break through the window has a 2x4 attached to it. This must have been used to push the branch through the glass. See more »

Quotes

Clark: I think you've made a terrible mistake.
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Clark: May we blink?
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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 »

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Soundtracks

Mele Kalikimaka
Written by R. Alex Anderson (as Alex Anderson)
Performed by Bing Crosby
Courtesy of MCA Records
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User Reviews

 
Funny, Funny, Funny
24 January 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the one Christmas movie that I don't anyone can ever get tired of. Chevy Chase returns in the third installment of the Vacation series as Clarke W. Griswold as he tries desperately to maintain his sanity during the holidays with all of his relatives coming to stay under his roof and enduring all the mishaps along the way.

This is the funniest film in the series plain and simple. Chevy Chase has never been better. Christmas Vacation is filled with countless jokes and gags that it's impossible not to laugh.

10/10


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