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
In Christmas Vacation and the first vacation movie, their name is spelled with an "o" (Griswold) and the European Vacation movie is spelled with an "a" (Griswald) See more »
When Clark gets trapped in the attic, skylights are visible, yet from the outside of the house, they are gone. See more »
Russ, go get the hammer.
Clark, what do you need a hammer for?
I'm gonna catch it in the coat... And smack it with the hammer.
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The opening credits feature a cartoon of Santa delivering the Griswold family's Christmas presents while also getting electrocuted, hit by bricks, setting his pants on fire, falling into the snow and being chased by a rolling snowman head See more »
The UK PG Blu Ray version has the uncut Danny Kaye line. See more »
When the Griswolds go on vacation, disaster is a certainty. But staying home to celebrate Christmas with some far-flung relatives (who obviously weren't flung far enough) leaves room for not only some top-drawer fun but also time to reflect on family, love, goodwill, belief in one's self....
Who expected so much from Chevy Chase?
After watching "Christmas Vacation", you will.
Nine stars. And when you light up your house this Christmas, make sure there's a nuclear reactor nearby.
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