National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  97 min.
Release Date: December 1, 1989

Current rating: Rating: 4.17
based on 32 votes and 10 reviews
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Cast: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Diane Ladd, Doris Roberts, Randy Quaid, Johnny Galecki


It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark (Chevy Chase), his wife Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo) 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.

Director: Jeremiah Chechik
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): John Hughes, Tom Jacobson
Screenplay: John Hughes

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  • 5 stars "Best Christmas movie ever. We watch it every year."
  • 5 stars "Clark Griswold and Cousin Eddie - the best Christmas comedy duo ever!"
  • 5 stars "Best Christmas movie EVER!"