National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

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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.

Movie Data


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



Cast 21

  1. Chevy Chase

    Chevy Chase
    Clark Griswold

  2. Beverly D'Angelo

    Beverly D'Angelo
    Ellen Smith Griswold

  3. Juliette Lewis

    Juliette Lewis
    Audry Griswold

  4. Johnny Galecki

    Johnny Galecki
    Russel 'Rusty' Griswold

  5. John Randolph

    John Randolph
    Clark Wilhelm Griswold Sr.

  6. Diane Ladd

    Diane Ladd
    Nora Griswold

  7. E.G. Marshall

    E.G. Marshall
    Art Smith

  8. Doris Roberts

    Doris Roberts
    Frances Smith

  9. Randy Quaid

    Randy Quaid
    Cousin Eddie

  10. Miriam Flynn

    Miriam Flynn
    Cousin Catherine

  11. Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus
    Margo Chester

  12. Nicholas Guest

    Nicholas Guest
    Todd Chester

  13. Natalija Nogulich

    Natalija Nogulich
    Mrs. Helen Shirley

  14. William Hickey

    William Hickey
    Uncle Lewis

  15. Mae Questel

    Mae Questel
    Aunt Bethany

  16. Sam McMurray
  17. Keith MacKechnie

    Keith MacKechnie
    Delivery Boy

  18. Brian Doyle-Murray

    Brian Doyle-Murray
    Mr. Frank Shirley

  19. NS
  20. CB

    Cody Burger
    Cousin Rocky

  21. EH

    Ellen Hamilton Latzen
    Cousin Ruby Sue

Crew 8


  1. Thomas E. Ackerman

    Thomas E. Ackerman
    Director of Photography


  1. Jeremiah S. Chechik


  1. GB
  2. MA


  1. John Hughes

    John Hughes

  2. TJ

    Tom Jacobson


  1. Angelo Badalamenti

    Angelo Badalamenti
    Original Music Composer


  1. John Hughes

    John Hughes

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