National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Reviews

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December 2, 2014
In National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Chevy Chase's family Christmas tree is a little full with a lot of sap, much like this movie. But it's a big-hearted fullness and it's a smoothly stirred sap.
November 7, 2011
[A] fairly perfect blend... of cartoon violence and mayhem and the pleasant lightness of a Christmas movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 25, 2009
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.
November 27, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3/4
November 27, 2007
Solid family fare with plenty of yocks.
October 9, 2005
Easily the funniest of the four Vacation movies. Just try keeping a straight face when the uncouth Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) is on screen.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
August 26, 2005
hilarious, a classic
| Original Score: 4/5
January 5, 2004
The best of the four "Vacation" movies.
Full Review| Original Score: B+
October 27, 2003
The ultimate family holiday film, playing on both the heart strings and the horror to capture a genuine Christmas spirit.
October 3, 2003
...a roller-coaster ride of hilarity, poignancy, vulgarity, and just plain dumbness.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 26, 2003
the last funny installment of the series
| Original Score: 3.5/5
August 29, 2003
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).
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 24, 2003
Amusing Chase vehicle on its way to being a Xmas perennial.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
The new film does little more than reintroduce these familiar characters (with new actors playing the children, who would otherwise be college age by now) and let them get on one another's nerves in earnest.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 9, 2003
There never, ever should've been more than one of these movies.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 25, 2002
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
April 17, 2001
As always the visual gags are more prevalent then the verbal ones, and are lit up in neon so you can't miss them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 13, 2001
One of the great unanswered questions in Hollywood is how Chevy Chase still gets work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Sequence after sequence seems to contain all the necessary material, to be well on the way toward a payoff, and then it somehow doesn't work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Christmas Vacation may not be a fancy package, but it is a diverting stocking stuffer.
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