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


madeline_rodgers shared a tip "Classic holiday movie"

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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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b_m_v_h shared a tip "Best Christmas movie ever!"

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

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

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

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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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licole_brown shared a tip "Classic"

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

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

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

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ali_schneider_5538 shared a tip "this is one of my favorite Christmas movies."

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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!!"

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

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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!"

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

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

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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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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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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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jonathan_gerhardt shared a tip "Its a classic and a sleighfull of laughs “Ho ho ho”!"

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leothelibra shared a tip "Best Christmas movie and best lampoons movie EVER"

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randome shared a tip "A fun christmas movie!! Fun for the family!"

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

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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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shirley_williamson- shared a tip "A classic!"

mindy_5121 shared a tip "All time favorite movie!"

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fiona_matsen shared a tip "It was funny and dumb"

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

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

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

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

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

michelle_provard shared a tip "A classic!"

austin_schmackle shared a tip "Timeless classic"

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michele_mueller shared a tip "Classic"

morgan_5164 shared a tip "absolutely hilarious, this is such a family movie for the holidays. 10/10 kids and parents would love this"

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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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allison_green_162 shared a tip "The best vacation!"

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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"