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Directed by Jeremiah S. Chechic
  • Chevy Chase
  • Beverly D’Angelo
  • Juliette Lewis
  • Johnny Galecki
Screenplay by John Hughes
Genre Comedy


UK Release Date 12th November 1990 (video premiere)


The Griswold family plan a big family Christmas with everyone coming over during the festive season, including the in-laws. The question is, will it go as smoothly as Clark (Chevy Chase) has planned?

Is The Plot Interesting?

I personally believe that the plot has a certain warmth about it. It’s also got good pacing – you never see yourself wanting the movie to finish or getting bored. It’s always moving forward.


Is The Acting Good?

Chevy Chase steals each scene he is in and will have you in fits of laughter. Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Juliette Lewis and Johnny Galecki compliment each other very well. They have great onscreen chemistry!

Is The Directing Good?

As it is with most Christmas movies, the directing is very fun and energetic. The directing also contributes to the comedic tone this movie has. In my opinion, Jeremiah S. Chechic couldn’t have done any better.


Is The Cinematography Good?

The cinematography linked with the directing, and what I mean by that is that it’s fun and energetic. In quite a few ways, it makes the movie better and adds to the comedic tone the movie holds.

Is It Worth Watching?

If you’re after a Christmas movie that’s not animated and fun for the whole family then you’ve got the perfect movie in┬áNational Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. It’s funny, entertaining and absolutely timeless.


Where do you think you’re going? Nobody’s leaving. Nobody’s walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas.

– Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold