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he Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.
Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik (as Jeremiah Chechik)
Writer: John Hughes
Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis | See full cast & crew

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Vacation (1983)
Adventure | Comedy


The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.

Director: Harold Ramis
Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca
Cast overview, first billed only:

Chevy Chase

Beverly D'Angelo

Juliette Lewis

Johnny Galecki

John Randolph
Clark, Sr.

Diane Ladd

E.G. Marshall

Doris Roberts

Randy Quaid
Cousin Eddie Johnson

Miriam Flynn
Cousin Catherine Johnson

Cody Burger

Ellen Latzen
Ruby Sue (as Ellen Hamilton Latzen)

William Hickey

Mae Questel

Sam McMurray
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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. Written by Rob Hartill
Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords: pantyhose | christmas | christmas bonus | next door neighbor | family dinner | See All (43)

Taglines: There's No Place Like Home For A Holiday! See more

Genres: Comedy

Certificate: PG-13 | See all certifications
Parents Guide: View content advisory
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 1 December 1989 (USA) See more
Also Known As: Christmas Vacation See more
Filming Locations: Mattison Boyd Jones House - 727 West Kenneth Road, Glendale, California, USA See more

Box Office
Budget:$27,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $11,700,000, 3 December 1989
Gross USA: $71,320,000
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Company Credits
Production Co: Warner Bros.,Hughes Entertainment See more
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Technical Specs
Runtime: 97 min
Sound Mix: Dolby Stereo
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Clark emulated horror icons Jason Voorhees (hockey mask) and Leatherface (chainsaw and overhead chainsaw pose) simultaneously when he comes outside to trim the huge tree. See more

When the house first lights up, the aerial shots show an RV in the driveway, even though Eddie and Catherine have not arrived yet. See more

Clark: I did it
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Crazy Credits
"THE END" is lit up in Christmas lights. One of the bulbs pops, making the lit up "THE END" go dark. See more

Alternate Versions
To receive a PG certificate in the UK all cinema and video versions were cut by 2 secs to remove the swearing from 'We're gonna have the happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fucking Kaye.' See more

Featured in Rocky V (1990) See more

Hallelujah Chorus
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How many National Lampoon movies are there that feature the Griswolds?
Q: How did Eddie know where Clark's boss lived?
Q: What is the Christmas gift that Clark gives his boss?
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User Reviews

A wonderful comedy and Christmas movie
22 July 2000 | by MisterWhiplash See all my reviews
This is probably the best Vacation film to come from the National Lampoon series. There are so many laughs to go around (thanks to writer John Hughes) that it boggles the mind (and it might be the final time Checy Chase brings belly laughs). Here, the Griswalds don't go on a vacation, but instead the family stays in Chicago where there relatives come to town and hell will come too. Randy Quaid makes this film a treat by having just laugh out loud moments on the screen. Great fun for the whole family (I think). A+

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GORDI       Ho ho ho 12-24-2020 3:16 PM
Great movie beverly dangelo xo
FEDATANKO       CHRISTMAS 2020 12-25-2020 10:32 AM
KRAKEN       Less then 2 months away .. Christmas 11-5-2021 07:57 AM
Mother 🎃👻👩 Mary
KRAKEN 12-25-2021 11:24 AM
Mother 👩👪 Mary
December 25 2021
Christmas 🎄💕 Day
Funny movie
Beverly deangalo
Juliette Lewis
So sexy
KRAKEN       Great movie 11-27-2022 1:38 PM
Mother Mary
Howard Stern       One of the funniest movies ever made 12-25-2022 5:57 PM
Beverly d Angelo 🥑🌭😍
Mother Mary 🙏 👍

Merry 🎪 Christmas
Cody       One of ur top funny movies of all time 11-23-2023 7:13 PM
From gourgeous Beverly D'Angelo
To Juliette Lewis as a real sexy young girl chevy Chase at his Best there was a time i could not stop watching this 🍿🎥 movie 🍿🎥🦃
Mother 🙏🍿🦃🍿🙏 Mary
1989 some 34 years ago
What the fuck is GOING on 🤔
Conny       One of the best movies ever made 12-22-2023 7:40 PM
Beverly D'Angelo
Juliette Lewis
Both so sexy

Mother 🙏👍🙏 Mary
Chevy Chase       Great movie an not cause im in it 12-24-2023 06:52 AM
Mother 🙏👍🙏 Mary

lord of the flies       perfect movie at the perfect time 12-24-2023 9:40 PM
mother mary
erin       monday december 25 2023 12-25-2023 7:05 PM
christmas day
mother mary
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