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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

[A] fairly perfect blend... of cartoon violence and mayhem and the pleasant lightness of a Christmas movie.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 7/10

November 7, 2011
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

John Hughes wrote the screenplay for this silly, warm little guilty pleasure that nails most of the trials and tribulations of spending the holidays with family.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

December 25, 2009

TV Guide's Movie Guide

With enough sight gags to please slapstick fans and enough good-natured Christmas cheer to qualify as a good holiday film, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation should keep most viewers occupied and provide 97 minutes of goofy entertainment.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

November 27, 2007
Variety Staff
Variety
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Solid family fare with plenty of yocks.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 27, 2007
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com

Easily the funniest of the four Vacation movies. Just try keeping a straight face when the uncouth Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) is on screen.

| Original Score: 8/10

October 9, 2005
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

| Original Score: 3/5

August 29, 2005
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

hilarious, a classic

| Original Score: 4/5

August 26, 2005
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

| Original Score: 4/5

November 3, 2004
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

| Original Score: 3/5

March 19, 2004
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

March 17, 2004
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal

The best of the four "Vacation" movies.

Full Review | Original Score: B+

January 5, 2004
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

The ultimate family holiday film, playing on both the heart strings and the horror to capture a genuine Christmas spirit.

Full Review Source: Movie Views

October 27, 2003
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

the last funny installment of the series

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 26, 2003
Shawn Bowers
Kansas City Star

Haven't watched it in awhile, but I remember it well and I remember enjoying it. One of the better Vacation movies (Vegas Vacation is still the best, though).

| Original Score: 4/5

August 29, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Amusing Chase vehicle on its way to being a Xmas perennial.

| Original Score: 4/5

August 24, 2003
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)

| Original Score: 3/5

October 18, 2002
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 3/5

July 26, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

| Original Score: 4/5

July 25, 2002
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

The human frailty at the center of the story makes the jokes all the funnier. Holiday films are rarely as priceless.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 25, 2002
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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Christmas Vacation may not be a fancy package, but it is a diverting stocking stuffer.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
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