National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Front Cover Actor
Chevy Chase Clark W. Griswold, Jr.
Beverly D'Angelo Ellen Griswold
Miriam Flynn Cousin Catherine Johnson
Johnny Galecki Russell 'Rusty' Griswold
William Hickey Uncle Lewis
Diane Ladd Nora Griswold
Juliette Lewis Audrey Griswold
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Margo Chester
E.G. Marshall Art, Ellen's Father
Randy Quaid Cousin Eddie
Mae Questel Aunt Bethany
John Randolph Clark W. Griswold Sr.
Doris Roberts Francis
Movie Details
Genre Comedy
Director Jeremiah S. Chechik
Producer John Hughes; Tom Jacobson
Writer John Hughes
Studio Warner Brothers
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 97 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.9
Chevy Chase, star of National Lampoon's Vacation and its sequel, is back as the paterfamilias of the Griswold family (including Beverly D'Angelo as his missus) to skewer the Yuletide season. Chevy mugs, trips, falls, mashes his fingers and stubs his toes as he prepares to invite numerous dysfunctional relatives to his household to celebrate Christmas. Amidst the more outrageous sight gags (including the electrocution of a cat as the Christmas tree is lit) the film betrays a sentimental streak, with old wounds healing and long-estranged relatives reuniting in the Griswold living room. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation was still capable of attracting an audience five years after its release: It was one of the top-rated seasonal TV specials of 1994, outrating even the first network telecast of It's a Wonderful Life. — Hal Erickson
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 119
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 085391188926
Release Date 11/18/1997
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Dolby