Overall Rank: 800
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 482
Theatrical Release Date: 12/01/1989
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 11/03/2009
Genre: Comedy, Family
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik
Actors: Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Johnny Galecki, E.G. Marshall
Plot: The Griswold clan comes together to celebrate the yuletide, but in typical fashion, nothing seems to go right for the family. -- Chris Kavan
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Indyfreak - wrote on 12/25/2019
Chevy Chase is immediately likable as the hapless Griswold patriarch. There’s some fun sight gags and a couple touching nostalgic moments. The thing is that most unfortunate is that the movie is very predictable now. It’s actually pretty standard for the Christmas comedy storyline now.
Gabe - wrote on 01/09/2013
Ok, I get it, I'm only 23 years too late to have finally seen this Christmas classic. But, that's just the way it is. I don't really have much to say about it, it's hilarious. The Griswold clan can't seem to get anything right. Just like in the previous films. It's sad to see Chevy now, people forget just how great he was in his prime.
FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 12/17/2012
I found this movie to be annoying. I truly could not stand it. I am not a big Chevy Chase fan as it is, so that played into my opinion a little bit. I honestly could not find much laughs out of the movie. It is one of those movies that had me fumbling around on my laptop to keep me entertained while it played in the background. I would say skip this one, but the general public, and the fact that this movies reputation still has clout, would say otherwise.
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Chris Kavan - wrote on 2012-11-26 22:13
I agree that Christmas Vacation is an excellent film but nothing can replace A Christmas Story on my top Christmas film list. But, I will say, it's a very close decision. I think it's a generation thing - for the longest time I bet It's a Wonderful Life was just about everyone's favorite movie.I'm also partial the the original Grinch and Rudolph animated films - even A Charlie Brown Christmas is great for nostalgia.