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Christmas Vacation (National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation) (1989)

Christmas Vacation
6.8 Rating
(620 ratings)
7.5 IMDB rating

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John Randolph

John Randolph

Clark, Sr.
Doris Roberts

Doris Roberts

Francis


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John Hughes

John Hughes

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National Lampoon's Christmas Classic!!!

5 years, 2 months ago at Dec 24 3:35
3 votes
"Where do you think you're going? Nobody's leaving. Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We're all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We're gonna press on, and we're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fucking Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney... read more

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7 years, 11 months ago at Mar 16 23:30
2 votes
Classic family fun.

This is one of the imperative films that I watch every single christmas and it never gets old. Contrary to the bemoaning of the TV christmas film schedule that I hear from my family, I pray that this classic is shown every year. It encapsulates the mood of christmas perfectly for me.

Chevy Chase and his band of SNL men are perhaps my favourite acto... read more

Very wacky Christmas film!

5 years, 1 month ago at Jan 24 9:44
1 vote
I wasn't interested at first in seeing this film because it just seemed like a waste but a good friend really wanted to watch it so I did. When I did see it, I was blown away by how good it turned out to be. The comedy was often rather silly because of all the mistakes Clark makes. Also, it was rather clever because some of those things could have happened normally especially when under pressure. ... read more
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It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen 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.
Release date: 1 December 1989
UPC: 085391188926
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