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 »
The Griswolds trudge through waist-deep snow to arrive at their Christmas tree, in a geographical area not indicative of the flat landscape of the Midwest, no less, yet when they arrive in the clearing to see their 'Halleluiah' tree, they don't have a single snowflake on their clothing. See more »
[Revealing his Christmas "bonus"]
It's a one year membership to the Jelly of the Month Club.
Clark, that's the gift that keeps on giving the whole year.
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"THE END" is lit up in Christmas lights. One of the bulbs pops, making the lit up "THE END" go dark. See more »
The 2001 Warner Bros. Pictures variant appeared in the 2003 DVD in addition to the Blu ray, digital platforms and current TV airings. See more »
This is probably the best Vacation film to come from the National Lampoon series. There are so many laughs to go around (thanks to writer John Hughes) that it boggles the mind (and it might be the final time Checy Chase brings belly laughs). Here, the Griswalds don't go on a vacation, but instead the family stays in Chicago where there relatives come to town and hell will come too. Randy Quaid makes this film a treat by having just laugh out loud moments on the screen. Great fun for the whole family (I think). A+
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