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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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1 December 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation  »

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Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$71,320,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The brand of beer Eddie is drinking as he empties his septic tank is Meister Brau. See more »

Goofs

When the family arrives at the tree to cut it down, the view from the top of the tree shows many, many foot prints around them that would not have been there. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Frank Shirley: [to Clark] You're fired! And where's the phone? I'm calling the police!
Eddie: Now, just hold your wad there, fella. Clark had nothin' to do with this. This here, was my idea.
Mr. Frank Shirley: All right, he's still fired. And, *you*, are going to jail!
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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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Silent Night
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Music by Franz Gruber
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr
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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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