National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Poster for the movie "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"
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“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” tops nearly every list of favorite Christmas movies and holds a warm place in our hearts. But it isn’t flawless.

For every “shitter was full”, there’s an attic plank hitting Clark Griswold in the face. For every moment Chevy Chase shows his genius, there’s a scene where he’s forcing a laugh that never comes.

If you’re a huge fan of “Christmas Vacation” or a closet hater, this episode of Shat The Movies is for you. Happy holidays from Roger, Gene and Big D. We wish you the hap hap happiest Christmas of all.

Plot Summary: “Christmas Vacation 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.

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Director
Jeremiah S. Chechik
Producer
John Hughes, Tom Jacobson
Production
Warner Bros.
Release Date
1 December 1989

Director
Jeremiah S. Chechik
Producer
John Hughes, Tom Jacobson
Production
Warner Bros.
Release Date
1 December 1989