National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik Cast: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/30/2008
UPC: 0085391132417
Original Release: 1989
Rating: PG-13
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 479

Special Features

Feature-length audio commentary with Randy Quaid, Beverly D'Angelo, Johnny Galecki, Miram Flynn, director Jeremiah Chechik and producer Matty Simmons; Theatical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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
Brian Doyle-Murray Frank Shirley
Juliette Lewis Audrey Griswold
Johnny Galecki Rusty Griswold
Nicholas Guest Todd Chester
Miriam Flynn Catherine, Eddie's Wife
Ellen Hamilton Latzen Ruby Sue
Risa Bramon Garcia Actor
Billy Hopkins Actor
Heidi Levitt Actor
Snots the Dog Actor
Cody Burger Rocky
Sam McMurray Bill
Nicolette Scorsese Mary
Keith MacKechnie Delivery Boy
Natalia Nogulich Mrs. Shirley
Tony Epper Bozo #1
Hank Hooker Bozo #2
Alexander Folk Swat Officer
Jeremy Roberts Cop

Technical Credits
Jeremiah S. Chechik Director
Thomas E. Ackerman Cinematographer
James Alexander Sound/Sound Designer
Angelo Badalamenti Score Composer
William S. Beasley Associate Producer
Risa Bramon Casting
Lisa Fischer Set Decoration/Design
Mauri Syd Gayton Associate Producer
Jerry Greenberg Editor
Allen Hall Special Effects
Lee C. Harman Makeup
Billy Hopkins Casting
Tom Jacobson Producer
John Hughes Producer,Screenwriter
Michael Kaplan Costumes/Costume Designer
Douglas H. Knapp Camera Operator
Heidi Levitt Casting
Stephen Marsh Production Designer
Beala Neel Art Director
Matty Simmons Executive Producer
Michael A. Stevenson Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
1. Credits [2:41]
2. Uneasy Riders [4:21]
3. Griswold Christmas Tree [3:49]
4. Family Planning [1:50]
5. Well-Remembered [2:13]
6. Browsing [2:36]
7. In-Law Invasion [2:00]
8. Let There Be Light [10:12]
9. Attic Prisoner [5:57]
10. Light Fantastis [5:53]
11. Eddie and Company [3:03]
12. Glad to Be Here [2:42]
13. Yuletide Cheer [1:12]
14. Going Downhill [2:52]
15. In the Swim [6:00]
16. Santa Griswold [2:14]
17. List for Santa [1:58]
18. Aunt Bethany And... [2:34]
19. Christmas Eve Dinner [2:51]
20. Feline Mischief [3:13]
21. Up in Smoke [1:36]
22. Unspecial Delivery [4:29]
23. A Replacement [2:09]
24. Critters on the Loose [3:53]
25. Hell's Threshold [2:39]
26. Scrooge Unscrooged [3:26]
27. Fuller House [2:39]
28. Rocket's Red Glare [2:32]
29. End Credits [3:19]

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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutely the funniest holiday movie ever. I still laugh out loud everytime I view this ''Christmas Classic''. Better than vacation, better then European Vacation. Truly funny, Griswold believable humor! Love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I used to think the original Vacation was the best, but I have to say that Christmas Vacation is funnier. A terrific movie! I have watched it at least 50 times, and I never get tired of it. Everyone should watch this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to agree with all the previous reviews. This has become a holiday tradition in our house. I never get tired of watching this every year, and usually it is played more than once - and sometimes even in the 'off-season!' The only thing I did not like about this movie is that they didn't keep the same kids from the original Vacation and European Vacation movies, and the change-up to a whiny little brother and a snotty, air-headed older sister kinda messed up the continuity. Looking past this one fault, it's a masterpiece of laughs!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie cracks me up everytime. I watch it all year round. Everytime I watch it I find something more to it. I just came across the funny seen when Clark pushes his mother down because they're all getting chased by the squirrel. This movie is a must have for everybody!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is undoubtedly one of the funniest movies ever! My daughters and I have watched this movie every Christmas since it was available on tape and I swear it is funnier each time we see it. About the fifth time around I just watched Randy Quaid's (Cousin Eddie) facial expressions in the background and stayed in ''stitches''. As each of my daughters has moved out on her own I bought each one her own copy of Christmas Vacation (mainly so they won't keep borrowing mine.) This movie is a ''must have'' for every video library!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
oh my god i crack up at this movie National Lampoons Christmas Vacation is the funniest christmas movies ever Chevy Chase does a great job in the movie all parts in the movie make me laugh if you need to relax for the hoildays than this is the movie for you to watch
TimmyBede More than 1 year ago
No Christmas is complete without National Lampoon's Family Christmas Vacation. This truly is the gift that keeps on giving.
Guest More than 1 year ago
christmas vacation is a masterpiece. its so funny i have seen it over and over. i watch it every christmas i enjoy it every time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love it when Chevy Chase falls through the ceiling partway & instantly lands on the top bunk of his kids bunkbed. The look on his face just cracks me up everytime I watch that show!! This is a must see ~ every holiday season.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie truly is a holiday classic ... Even the toughest critic can't help but find humor in this comedy about the Griswolds! I am smiling just remembering some of the scenes! A Must Have!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Take "It's a Wonderful Life," dunk it in screwball-comedy frosting and you've got a family Christmas in which not only does everything go wrong but goes hysterically, absurdly wrong. Our family watches this movie every Christmas season. Goes great with egg nog, spiked.
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Love the feature, checked so many titles to find this one. I LOVE IT
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What can I say...... Chevy Chase baby!!! Exciting movie that is always a great laugh!!!! Could watch possibly four times a season!!!
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