National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Front Cover Actor
Chevy Chase Clark W. Griswold, Jr.
Beverly D'Angelo Ellen Griswold
Randy Quaid Cousin Eddie
Diane Ladd Nora Griswold
John Randolph Clark W. Griswold Sr.
E.G. Marshall Art, Ellen's Father
Doris Roberts Francis
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Margo Chester
Mae Questel Aunt Bethany
William Hickey Uncle Lewis
Movie Details
Genre Comedy
Director Jeremiah Chechik
Studio Warner Brothers
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Run Time 97 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Chevy Chase, star of National Lampoon's Vacation and its sequel, is back as the paterfamilias of the Griswold family (including Beverly D'Angelo as his missus) to skewer the Yuletide season. Chevy mugs, trips, falls, mashes his fingers and stubs his toes as he prepares to invite numerous dysfunctional relatives to his household to celebrate Christmas. Amidst the more outrageous sight gags (including the electrocution of a cat as the Christmas tree is lit) the film betrays a sentimental streak, with old wounds healing and long-estranged relatives reuniting in the Griswold living room. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation was still capable of attracting an audience five years after its release: It was one of the top-rated seasonal TV specials of 1994, outrating even the first network telecast of It's a Wonderful Life. — Hal Erickson
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 254
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
All Movie Guide
Atlantic DVD
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 085392753628
Release Date 10/7/2003
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen