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
Near the end of the film, Rusty says, "I told you we should have gone to Hawaii!" In the first National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), when asked where in the world he would like to go the most, Rusty said Hawaii. See more »
The chainsaw that Clark uses to "fix" the newel post has no chain. A chainsaw with a chain would produce much more sawdust than shown. See more »
Hey Grizz, Bethany and I figured out the perfect gift for you.
Aw, you didn't have to get me anything.
Dammit, Bethany, he guessed it.
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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 Warner Bros. logo with the Warner Communications byline can be found on the theatrical and VHS releases and the 1997 DVD release, but the 2003 DVD has the 1998 logo with the AOL Time Warner byline. 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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