National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation poster


It's Christmastime, and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration. But things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen, and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going, knowing that his Christmas bonus is

MPAA Rating PG-13

Status Released

Release Date 1989-11-30

Runtime 97 minutes

Budget $27m

Revenue $71m


TMDB 7.2


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beadzombie shared a tip "A classic Christmas movie. We watch it at least once a year, during Christmastime. It's hilarious!"

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mya_formuoli shared a tip "Idk why but I always feel like I hate this movie, but when it’s on I like it! It’s very funny! #christmas #christmasvacation"

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Tante143 shared a tip "I think this is the funniest movie I’ve ever seen. The one liners are hilarious AND it is slapstick comedy at it’s finest !"

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melanies_muses shared a tip "Yearly watch - every Christmas Eve!"

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mlhawkins shared a tip "My favorite in the trilogy! 🙌"

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shinebox_gallagher shared a tip "Classic. So many lines…"

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holley_rilko shared a tip "All time favorite Christmas movie!!"

jess_ica_9043 shared a tip "Classic ! Must watch every year !"

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jay_polaski shared a tip "I want a Like Wise koozie!!"

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jay_polaski shared a tip "One of the best!"

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christian_bell shared a tip "Can’t really celebrate Christmas without watching Christmas Vacation."

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james_9089 shared a tip "Seen this every Christmas since it’s release and it’s still hilarious 🤓"

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aaron_7939 shared a tip "Clark's whole vibe in this series gave rise to Tim Allen's Home Improvement schtick.""

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emily_heisler shared a tip "My favorite Christmas film"

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berserker75 shared a tip "Best Christmas movie ever"

jj_patrick shared a tip "Hilarious. Chase at his best"

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mark_bartley shared a tip "Watch it every year for Christmas"

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trevor_maher shared a tip "One of the most overrated comedies"

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diandra_repato shared a tip "Classic Christmas film"

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melissa_kirkbride shared a tip "This is a Christmas staple in my house! Classic!"

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gina_smith_9684 shared a tip "My family has watched this movie every thanksgiving night for at least 25 years! We all love this movie!!"

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cassie_morris shared a tip "Funny"

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travismartin shared a tip "An #all #time #favorite and an absolute classic Christmas movie"

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therealnickmroz shared a tip "Family favorite! First movie I ever saw in theaters."

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robin_mcalpin shared a tip "If you need inspiration to put up Christmas decorations watch this."

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misty_schmidt shared a tip "One of the Best Christmas movies, we watch it every year."

tasha_amole_5937 shared a tip "Best movie ever!!"

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licole_brown shared a tip "Classic"

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tara_woolard shared a tip "Another Christmas tradition in our house to watch"

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dbriana_johnson shared a tip "A classic"

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suzanne_medley shared a tip "Favorite movie ever!"

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michelle_justmichelle shared a tip "It doesn't get hooter than it already is"

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shawn_mcalexander shared a tip "Uncle Eddie's dog named "Snots" due to his unusual sinus allergies has what he calls a little Mississippi leg hound in him"

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shawn_mcalexander shared a tip "...." best thing ta do is just let him finish...""

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heather_foust shared a tip "It's just downright funny and honestly reminds me of some of my childhood "good old family Christmases.""

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kelly_oneill shared a tip "One of the best christmas movies ever"

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jill_lewandowski shared a tip "Best holiday movie, ever!! Its not Christmas without the Griswold family."

alexis_martin_2836 shared a tip "My all-time favorite Christmas movie! 🍿"

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latoya_bruce shared a tip "best Christmas movie ever lol"

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macie_mead_271 shared a tip "So funny. It's a must watch every year."

jude_menie_7449 shared a tip "Memorable and quotable. Feels like being home for Xmas."

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jessica_blanchard_9688 shared a tip "Ine of Best Christmas movies ever"

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denise_perry_flynn shared a tip "Favorite Christmas Movie, forever and ever!"

madeline_rodgers shared a tip "Classic holiday movie"

jennifer_659 shared a tip "One of the Top 5 best holiday movies"

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jerry_howell shared a tip "It's great with rum & eggnog!"

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sissy_kinney shared a tip "One of the better funny Christmas movies."

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tomica_phillips shared a tip "Pretty much of all them../such a feel good comedy"

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faith_6107 shared a tip "An all time favorite among my family! Could watch this over and over again and still have a good laugh!"

amanda_toohey shared a tip "Perfect movie to get in the Christmas mood"

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ForeverEm12 shared a tip "This is a Christms classic. When I think of Christmas movies I think of this one. My family and I watch it together every year."

beth_mckaughan shared a tip "Classic"

mary_ellen_brown shared a tip "Hilarious!!!"

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alexis_morgan_5137 shared a tip "Hilarious!"

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marla_ross_webb shared a tip "Hilarious. A Christmas favourite."

aron_moreland shared a tip "Best and funniest Christmas movie ever 100/10"

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connie_schroth shared a tip "Cute"

kim_mcgowan shared a tip "Our family’s favorite Christmas tradition movie."

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james_dunphy shared a tip "A must watch every year when decorating the tree"

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florida_iowa_sarahm shared a tip "One of my most favorite movies! I watch it year round."

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jazmyne_bennett shared a tip "One of my favorites"

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caleigh_love shared a tip "This is my favorite Christmas movie!"

kayd_2666 shared a tip "Only Christmas movie worth watching every year! Hallelujah and holy sh*t - where is the Tylenol?!"

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ethan_koons shared a tip "Best Movie watch it every Christmas"

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brittany_leech shared a tip "It's a christmas tradition"

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katerina_kehn shared a tip "This movie is SO FUNNY!! I used to watch it every Christmas with my family and it's still funny everytime."

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lacee_leverett shared a tip "#Greatfamilyxmasmovie"

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elizabeth_burwell shared a tip "All time favorite movie!! Can watch year after year! So funny!"

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kaylee_wesson shared a tip "Because it's hilarious and it's one of my fave Christmas movies!!!"

jeff_613 shared a tip "A Classic"

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shyanne_stratton shared a tip "Comedy"

monica_8609 shared a tip "Hilarious....."

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e_s_8265 shared a tip "It was so funny!"

esther_zorzi shared a tip "Love it have watched it for many years. It's a classic"

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cyndy_rose shared a tip "Timeless Holiday classic"

morgan_adams_8272 shared a tip "It’s such a good movie"

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allison_green_162 shared a tip "The best vacation!"

logan_7578 shared a tip "Top 5 fav Christmas movies! Love this so much"

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alexiaisalvarez shared a tip "Family classic"

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acole_2018 shared a tip "This is one of my favorite Christmas movies. It also got me to love Chevy Chase."

misty_849 shared a tip "Christmas vacation ❤️"

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ryan_mann_2193 shared a tip "A Christmas classic"

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b_m_v_h shared a tip "Best Christmas movie ever!"

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kaylee_eaton_8492 shared a tip "Fav movie."

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danica_8524 shared a tip "It’s so funny, we watch it every year. I recommend 13+ but I promise this movie will make you laugh."

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caroline_corry shared a tip "Really funny!"

prairie_thybony_dec shared a tip "Funniest!"

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stephanie_mersman shared a tip "Classic Christmas movie!"

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sarah_nelson_4979 shared a tip "I grew up watching National lampoon. It's one that always brings on nostalgia"

sue_anne__conley_ shared a tip "Just Hilarious!"

colleen_nearing shared a tip "All time good show I can watch it every year."

david_zetterberg shared a tip "It was very funny with some great characters."

jared_lenfest shared a tip "I just love this movies. Classic Chevy Chase."

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melissa_miller_3297 shared a tip "It’s a must watch and to go in knowing to be entertained by it."

marc_brewer shared a tip "I always think of Clark goin down the hill on that sled 🛷 🤣🤣🤣"

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s._graham shared a tip "It's a classic for a reason."

1985Inc shared a tip "In my top three fav Xmas flicks! Can watch it any time of the year. Have to watch it at least twice around Xmas."

darlene_niesen shared a tip "Always a favorite"

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alexis_lewis_8396 shared a tip "Classic Chevy Chase"

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diana_herbei shared a tip "Claaaaassssiiiiicccc!!!!"

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ecstasyleech shared a tip "One of the best holiday movies ever made."

steve_paisley shared a tip "This is a classic. Seen it like more than 100 times. Instant classic."

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lyndsey_vardy shared a tip "My favorite Christmas movie ❤️❤️"

meredith_lime shared a tip "A favorite. Classic Christmas movie. Funny and somewhat relatable."

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hopehopever shared a tip "We rented this and watched it twice"

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krista_fleming_1325 shared a tip "Another must see classic to be seen every year!!!!!"

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jessica_smith-lutom shared a tip "Yearly Christmas tradition to watch as a family ❤"

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kristy_1869 shared a tip "A holiday must watch!"

theresa_s_6665 shared a tip "Favorite Christmas movie. There's something so real about Clark's struggles to make his family holiday perfect."

stephanie_7758 shared a tip "Very cute Xmas movie"

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kate_harris_2837 shared a tip "Funniest movie I have ever seen. It is a family tradition to watch it every year now"

kaym shared a tip "One of my favorite movies"

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jason_robinson_4126 shared a tip "The only Christmas movie I look forward to watching over and over again during the holiday season"

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