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Christmas Vacation (1989) Poster

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Follows 

Followed by 

Hotel Hell Vacation (2010) (Video)
Vacation (2015)

Spin-off 

Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure (2003) (TV Movie)
Another Christmas film within the "Griswold World"

References 

Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Chevy Chase wears a hockey mask, holding a chainsaw, trying to intimidate the neighbors.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Clark watches out the window as Mary takes off her red bathing suit at the pool. This is just like Brad watching Linda take her red bathing suit off at the pool.

Referenced in 

Rocky V (1990)
Rocky Jr. and his friends watch this movie
Clerks. (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Serial Mom (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Friday After Next (2002)
Both films feature an animated opening credits scene relating to christmas
Gilmore Girls: Pulp Friction (2005) (TV Episode)
Lorelai references cousin Eddie Johnson dumping his RV's septic tank into the sewer drain in the film.
Barry Norman's Christmas Movie Quiz (2007) (Video Game)
Referenced by name
Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh (2008) (TV Movie)
When Drake & Josh try to make snow, their efforts cause unsuspecting neighbors to endure a tramatic experience, including property damage.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Christmas with the Kranks (2009) (TV Episode)
Film Brain reminesces about Christmas movies
Nostalgia Critic: Home Alone 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as one of John Hughes' writing credits; poster shown
Family Guy: Road to the North Pole (2010) (TV Episode)
In the opening montage in a parody of the poster Stewie electrocutes Brian while he's putting up Christmas lights.
Special Collector's Edition: La princesa prometida (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD appears on the background
Nostalgia Critic: Milk Money (2011) (TV Episode)
At one point the Critic concludes a rant exactly how Clark concluded his rant on his boss. "Hallelujah! Holy shit! Where's the Tylenol?!"
Apartment Complex (2011) (Short)
Title is mentioned
80's Dan: A Very Inappropriate 80's Dan Christmas (2011) (TV Episode)
The neo-Nazi complains about people watching this instead of Salon Kitty.
Saturday Morning RPG (2012) (Video Game)
Players can participate in a quest wherein they must help a man empty his RV's waste into a storm drain.
Bum Reviews: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Shameful Sequels: Home & Alone for Christmas (2013) (TV Episode)
"...go out shopping for a Christmas tree Griswold style."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.48 (2013) (TV Episode)
Brooklyn Decker talks about her father dressing as the character Eddie from the film
Christmas Cruelty! (2013)
Moose eggnog glasses
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 18 December 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic discuss their lists of the best Christmas movies
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.3 (2014) (TV Episode)
Kristen Bell mentions the movie by name.
Shameful Sequels: Vegas Vacation (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike praises this movie

Features 

Featured in 

Rocky V (1990)
On Christmas day when Rocky is waiting for Tommy to show up at his house, Rocky Jr. and his friends are all watching Christmas Vacation on TV. It's on the scene where Clark is assaulting the plastic reindeer because he can't get the Christmas lights lit.
Troldspejlet: Episode #30.16 (2003) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006) (TV Movie)
featured on Jingle's TV.
Best! Movies! Ever!: Rants (2007) (TV Episode)
clips are shown to illustrate the best rants in films
20 to 1: Crazy Customs (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Christmas lights.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 12 Greatest Christmas Specials (2008) (TV Episode)
Featured as the Number 6 spot
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Road/Ninja Assassin/Old Dogs (2009) (TV Episode)
DVD Extra Extra segment, clips shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Up in the Air/Everybody's Fine/Brothers (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown during the people falling off roofs segment
The Wright Stuff: Episode #14.87 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce discussion topic.
Shameful Sequels: Christmas Vacation 2: Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
seen and compared to its inferior sequel
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.61 (2010) (TV Episode)
In the "Jaywalking" segment, a person on the street is substituted for Nicolette Scorsese in the poolside fantasy scene
Hollywood's Top Ten: Cinema Santas (2010) (TV Episode)
#5
Shameful Sequels: Christmas Vacation 2: Part 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
seen and compared to its inferior sequel
A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips Shown
Nostalgia Critic: The Grinch (2011) (TV Episode)
The bright Christmas lights in Whoville are compared to those on Clark Griswold's house.
Greatest Ever Christmas Movies (2013) (TV Movie)
Number 11 in the Countdown
Anime Abandon: Iria (2014) (TV Episode)
"She went from zero to Clark Griswold in nothing flat."

Spoofs 

Animal House (1978)

Spoofed in 

How It Should Have Ended: The Holiday Movie Special (2010) (TV Episode)
Holiday Movie parody
This Isn't Christmas Vacation: The XXX Parody (2010) (Video)
The movie plot, title, characters and DVD case are all a parody of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

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