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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

9 Days to Christmas

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Release Date December 1st 1989

Rated PG-13

Running Time: 97 min.

Jeremiah S. Chechik (dir.)

Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold

Beverly D'Angelo as Ellen Griswold

Johnny Galecki as Rusty

Juliette Lewis as Audrey

Randy Quaid as Eddie

William Hickey as Uncle Lewis

Mae Questel as Aunt Bethany

E.G. Marshall as Art

Doris Roberts as Francis

John Randolph as Clark Sr.


National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Review By John C.

From the exploding turkey, to the squirrel in the Christmas tree, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is a Holiday classic. Clark Griswald is trying to be good, but things just never work out for him, from trying to staple thousands of Christmas lights to his roof, or being trapped in his attic, hilarious mishaps ensue. Part of what makes it so funny is the comedic timing of Chevy Chase, perfectly executing every pratfall, stunt and physical gag that the movie has to offer. The various family members that pretty much invite themselves over are also very funny, including his wife’s rude and dimwitted, but very kind cousin, Eddie, who is hilariously played by Randy Quaid. Off-the-wall humor, hilarious sight gags and pratfalls make this an extremely funny Christmas classic. Go watch it if you haven’t already, and you will not be disappointed.

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