It's Christmas time 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 due soon.

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  1. John Hughes


  2. Jeremiah S. Chechik


Top Billed Cast

  1. Chevy Chase

    Chevy Chase

    Clark Griswold

  2. Beverly D'Angelo

    Beverly D'Angelo

    Ellen Smith Griswold

  3. Randy Quaid

    Randy Quaid

    Cousin Eddie

  4. Juliette Lewis

    Juliette Lewis

    Audry Griswold

  5. Johnny Galecki

    Johnny Galecki

    Russel 'Rusty' Griswold

  6. John Randolph

    John Randolph

    Clark Wilhelm Griswold Sr.

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 37m

Budget $27,000,000.00

Revenue $71,320,000.00

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Release Information

  • December 1, 1989
    PG-13, Theatrical



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