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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation -- The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

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Writer (WGA):
John Hughes (written by)
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Release Date:
1 December 1989 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Yule crack up! See more »
Plot:
The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster. Full summary » | Full synopsis »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Chevy Chase ... Clark

Beverly D'Angelo ... Ellen

Juliette Lewis ... Audrey

Johnny Galecki ... Rusty

John Randolph ... Clark, Sr.

Diane Ladd ... Nora

E.G. Marshall ... Art

Doris Roberts ... Francis

Randy Quaid ... Cousin Eddie Johnson
Miriam Flynn ... Cousin Catherine Johnson
Cody Burger ... Rocky
Ellen Latzen ... Ruby Sue (as Ellen Hamilton Latzen)

William Hickey ... Lewis

Mae Questel ... Bethany

Sam McMurray ... Bill

Nicholas Guest ... Todd Chester

Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Margo Chester

Nicolette Scorsese ... Mary

Keith MacKechnie ... Delivery Boy

Brian Doyle-Murray ... Frank Shirley

Natalija Nogulich ... Mrs. Shirley (as Natalia Nogulich)
Tony Epper ... Bozo #1
Billy Hank Hooker ... Bozo #2 (as Hank Hooker)

Alexander Folk ... Swat Officer

Jeremy Roberts ... Cop
Woody Weaver ... Cop
Michael Kaufman ... Young Executive
Doug Llewelyn ... Parade Announcer (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Devin Bailey ... Clark (age 9) (uncredited)
Frank Foti Jr. ... SWAT Team Sargeant (uncredited)
Traci Kochendorfer ... Downtown Shopper (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeremiah S. Chechik  (as Jeremiah Chechik)
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
John Hughes (written by)

Produced by
William S. Beasley .... associate producer
Mauri Syd Gayton .... associate producer
John Hughes .... producer
Tom Jacobson .... producer
Matty Simmons .... executive producer
Ramey E. Ward .... associate producer
Daniel Grodnik .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Angelo Badalamenti 
 
Cinematography by
Thomas E. Ackerman (director of photography) (as Thomas Ackerman)
 
Film Editing by
Gerald B. Greenberg  (as Jerry Greenberg)
Michael A. Stevenson  (as Michael Stevenson)
 
Casting by
Risa Bramon Garcia  (as Risa Bramon)
Billy Hopkins 
Heidi Levitt 
 
Production Design by
Stephen Marsh 
 
Art Direction by
Beala Neel  (as Beala B. Neel)
 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Fischer 
 
Costume Design by
Michael Kaplan 
 
Makeup Department
Lee Harman .... makeup artist
Kaye Pownall .... hair stylist
Stephen Robinette .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
William S. Beasley .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matt Earl Beesley .... first assistant director
Frank Capra III .... second assistant director
Bryan Denegal .... second second assistant director
Vicki Jackson-Lemay .... second assistant director: second unit (as Vicki Lemay-Jackson)
Eric Jewett .... first assistant director: second unit
Charlie Picerni .... second unit director (as Charles Picerni Sr.)
 
Art Department
Barbara Adamski .... property master
Glen Cooper .... stand-by painter
Kenneth J. Gagnon Sr. .... construction coordinator (as Kenneth J. Gagnon)
David P. Newell .... assistant property master (as David Newell)
Neil David Pontecorvo .... greensman
Richard Dean Rankin .... construction coordinator (as Richard Rankin)
John Rozman .... leadperson
Dale Gordon .... stage foreman (uncredited)
David J. Negron Jr. .... illustrator (uncredited)
Timothy W. Tiedje .... property master: Chicago (uncredited)
S. Bruce Wineinger .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Agalsoff Jr. .... cable person (as John Agalsoff)
Greg Agalsoff .... boom operator (as Gregg Agalsoff)
James R. Alexander .... sound mixer (as James Alexander)
George H. Anderson .... sound editor (as George Anderson)
David Baldwin .... sound editor
Neal Burger .... sound editor (as Neal R. Burger)
Joe Gilbert .... adr editor
Stan Gilbert .... supervising adr editor
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Dan Hegeman .... sound editor
Doug Hemphill .... re-recording mixer (as D.M. Hemphill)
Chris Jenkins .... re-recording mixer
Larry Kemp .... supervising sound editor
Lou Kleinman .... sound editor
Glenn T. Morgan .... sound editor
Victoria Rose Sampson .... sound editor (as Vickie Sampson)
Mark Smith .... re-recording mixer
Wylie Stateman .... supervising sound editor
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist (as Edward Steidele)
Mark P. Stoeckinger .... sound editor (as Mark Stoeckinger)
Karen Baker Landers .... first assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Dino Dimuro .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Mark Lanza .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Allen Hall .... special effects
Gary L. Karas .... special effects (as Gary Karas)
Dieter Sturm .... special effects snow maker: Chicago (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Bill Hansard .... process projection (as Bill Hansard Sr.)
Justin Klarenbeck .... special visual effects
David McCullough .... special visual effects (as Dave McCullough)
William Reilly .... motion control technician
Mark M. Pompian .... main title animation (uncredited)
D. Kerry Prior .... special effects artist/storyboards: DQI (uncredited)
Hoyt Yeatman .... special visual effects: DQI (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (as Greg Barnett)
Janet Brady .... stunts
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts (as William H. Burton)
Erik Cord .... stunts (as Eric Cord)
Tim A. Davison .... stunts (as Tim Davison)
Cheryl Wheeler Duncan .... stunts (as Cheryl Wheeler-Dixon)
Annie Ellis .... stunts
Jeannie Epper .... stunts
Sandra Lee Gimpel .... stunts (as Sandy Gimpel)
Harold Jones .... stunts
Steve Kelso .... stunts
Bill McIntosh .... stunts (as Bill MacIntosh)
John Meier .... stunts (as John C. Meier)
Noon Orsatti .... stunts
Charlie Picerni .... stunt coordinator
Steve Picerni .... stunts
Chad Randall .... stunts
John Robotham .... stunts
Philip Romano .... stunts (as Phil Ramano)
Sammy Thurman .... stunts
Scott Wilder .... stunts
Dick Ziker .... stunts
Kenny Bates .... stunts (uncredited)
Leslie Hoffman .... stunt double: Doris Roberts (uncredited)
Jason White .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Amorelli .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Michael Amorelli)
Craig Asato .... second assistant camera: second unit
Charles John Bukey .... best boy grip (as Charles J. Bukey)
Richmond G. Cogswell .... video assist (as Rich Cogswell)
Eric Engler .... director of photography: second unit
Kevin Kelley .... chief lighting technician: second unit (as Kevin Kelly)
Douglas Knapp .... camera operator (as Doug Knapp)
David L. Parrish .... first assistant camera (as David Parrish)
Ron Phillips .... still photographer
Ted Rhodes .... key grip
Scott M. Robinson .... key grip: second unit (as Scott Robinson)
Bill Silic .... chief lighting technician (as William M. Silic)
Bill Silic .... gaffer (as William M. Silic)
Tama Takahashi .... first assistant camera: second unit
John Wagner .... second assistant camera
Kurt Young .... dolly grip
Kirk Bales .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Albert Hood .... electrician (uncredited)
Ron Kunecke .... musco light operator (uncredited)
Ann Lukacs .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Randy Nolen .... steadicam operator (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Bill Kroyer .... animator: main title animation (uncredited)
Bob Scott .... animator (uncredited)
Dave Woodman .... assistant animator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Juel Bestrop .... casting assistant
Franklyn Warren .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mari Grimaud .... costume supervisor: women
Eddie Marks .... costume supervisor: men
Cheryl Beasley Blackwell .... set costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Kathryn Camp .... assistant film editor
Carlyn Montes De Oca .... assistant film editor
Richard Currie .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Blake Jones .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Thomas J. Busch .... location manager (as Tom Busch)
Stephen Andrzejewski .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Robert C. Decker .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Angelo Badalamenti .... orchestrator
Andrew Barrett .... orchestrator (as Andy Barrett)
Jim Harrison .... music editor
Ron Payne .... music supervisor
Charles Samek .... orchestrator
Gary Wasserman .... assistant music editor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Franklin Jones Jr. .... score mixer (uncredited)
Norman Ludwin .... musician: bass (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Shirley Walker .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Dan Marrow .... transportation coordinator
Gaston Veilleux .... transportation captain
Robert E. Dingle .... driver (uncredited)
Robert Bruce Robertson .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ellen Adolph .... production accountant
Katherine E. Beyda .... assistant: Tom Jacobson
Kim Bodner .... production aide
Lisa Boss .... production aide
Chris Ciaffa .... production aide
Craig Dietrich .... production aide
Marcia 'Mavis' Girard .... script supervisor (as Mavis Girard)
Scott E. Hart .... animal handler (as Scott Hart)
Chris Hilsabeck .... production aide
Christie Johnston .... production associate
Eileen Peterson .... unit publicist
Shirley Randles .... craft service
Angel Trujillo .... caterer (as Angel Trujello)
Kirsten Welles .... assistant: Jeremiah Chechik
Ralph Eggleston .... title designer (uncredited)
Joe Santo .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Christmas Vacation" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title), USA (imdb display title)
"National Lampoon's Winter Holiday" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK (theatrical title)
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Runtime:
97 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Denmark:A | Finland:K-7 (2007) (DVD) (as part of Vacation Collection) | Finland:K-3 (2003) (DVD) | Finland:S (1990) (VHS) | Hungary:12 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:6 | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 (2003) | Spain:7 | Sweden:7 | UK:PG (cut) | USA:TV-14 (TV rating) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #30065) | West Germany:6

Did You Know?

Trivia:
If Katherine and Eddie are cousins to Ellen, then Clark wouldn't be uncle Clark to Rocky and Ruby SueSee more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Clark is showing Uncle Louis and Aunt Bethany into the house, you can clearly see an electric cord running from the lighted wreath on the front door down through the mail slot. When the interior side of the door is show, the cord is gone.See more »
Quotes:
Eddie:[holding Aunt Bethany's present] This one here, is leaking.
[Ellen sticks her finger in the leak. Eddie leans over and sucks it off her finger]
Eddie:It's lime!
See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
The 12 Days of ChristmasSee more »

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