National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 804

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 484

Theatrical Release Date: 12/01/1989

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 11/03/2009

Language: English

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.

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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.

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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.


Taz - wrote on 2012-11-26 09:08

I defy the&nbsp ;general consensus&n bsp;that A Christmas Story is the best Christmas movie. Christmas Vacation is hands down my favorite Christmas movie to watch.

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