This holiday season Clark Griswold vows his clan will enjoy 'the most fun-filled family Christmas ever'. Before you can sing 'Fa-la-la-la-lah', he decks the halls with howls of folly in there perennial favourite National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Seeing is believing. There are 25,000 lights on the roof. An exploding turkey on the dining room table. A SWAT team taking siege outside. A festive supporting cast (including Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Juliette Lewis, William Hickey and more). And a John Hughes script full of wit, heart and sheer goofiness. Yule love it!
Modern Christmas Classic
- National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation review by Jawbreaker
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And somehow it manages to stand the test of time. Chevy is ideally suited the role of the kind hearted but clumsy father. Who is always trying to do best by his family, no matter the odds and Christmas is his favourite time of the year. Too many festive films nowadays are churned out in the hope of catching some of the Christmas spirit. Short on laughs or emotion, they fade away but Christmas Vacation continues to entertain.