National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

1989, Other/Comedy, 1h 37m

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While Christmas Vacation may not be the most disciplined comedy, it's got enough laughs and good cheer to make for a solid seasonal treat. Read critic reviews

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As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clark's employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs.

Cast & Crew

Chevy Chase
Clark Wilhelm Griswold, Jr.
Beverly D'Angelo
Ellen Griswold
Randy Quaid
Cousin Eddie Johnson
Diane Ladd
Nora Griswold
John Randolph
Clark Wilhelm Griswold, Sr.
Doris Roberts
Frances Smith
Mae Questel
Aunt Bethany
Brian Doyle-Murray
Mr. Frank Shirley
Juliette Lewis
Audrey Griswold
Johnny Galecki
Russell 'Rusty' Griswold
Nicholas Guest
Todd Chester
Miriam Flynn
Cousin Catherine Johnson
Ellen Hamilton Latzen
Cousin Ruby Sue Johnson
William S. Beasley
Associate Producer
Mauri Syd Gayton
Associate Producer
Matty Simmons
Executive Producer
Ramey E. Ward
Associate Producer
Daniel Grodnik
Executive Producer
Angelo Badalamenti
Original Music
Thomas E. Ackerman
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