Christmas Vacation


Action / Comedy / Family

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Juliette Lewis Photo
Juliette Lewis as Audrey
Chevy Chase Photo
Chevy Chase as Clark
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Photo
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Margo Chester
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Johnny Galecki as Rusty
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892.43 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 37 min
P/S 1 / 3
1.62 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 37 min
P/S 2 / 16

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by namashi_19 / 10

A Laugh Riot!

The third installment in National Lampoon's Vacation film series, 'Christmas Vacation' is A Laugh Riot! A slap-stick, over-the-top comedy, that delivers laughter in abundance.

'Christmas Vacation' Synopsis: The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

'Christmas Vacation' is gleefully funny & lively. John Hughes's Screenplay is notorious, wacky & extremely funny. Even the dialogue are so clever at times. Jeremiah S. Chechik's Direction is efficient. Cinematography, Editing & Art Design, deserve a special mention.

Performance-Wise: Chevy Chase is fantastic, as always. He pulls off every joke with effortless ease. Beverly D'Angelo supports very well. Juliette Lewis is adorable, while Randy Quaid is in form. Johnny Galecki, John Randolph, Diane Ladd, William Hickey & Mae Questel are perfect. Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Nicholas Guest are splendid in cameos.

On the whole, 'Christmas Vacation' works big time.

Reviewed by MartinHafer3 / 10

I have a hard time understanding the love for this film.

"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" is a film that is clearly beloved of many folks and they enjoy watching it each and every holiday season. I honestly am happy they enjoy it, though I myself cannot see the charm in watching it. I first saw the movie shortly after it debuted and watched it again tonight and felt disappointed.

The story is about the Griswold family NOT traveling but welcoming their parents to spend the holidays with them. Then, unexpectedly Clark' scummy Cousin Eddie and his brood show up. In the midst of this, which Clark hates tremendously, he keeps his hopes up for a Christmas bonus from a nasty boss.

As I watched, again and again, I just kept thinking that this isn't funny. Or, if something was funny, it could have been done funnier. In addition, I think making Clark a rather unlikable guy hurt my viewing experience, as he seemed more interested in adultery than his loving and VERY patient wife.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca6 / 10

Amiable enough

A fun, Christmas-themed comedy movie featuring Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo. I liked this more than NATIONAL LAMPOON'S European VACATION, although I still haven't seen the original VACATION as yet. This film plays out as you'd expect, featuring Chase juggling the demands of his visiting family members with putting on the whole Christmas razzle-dazzle.

The first half of this film is particularly strong when it focuses on decent slapstick moments: the whole situation with the Christmas lights, the stuff in the attic, and the bit with the staple gun, which is my favourite moment. By the time all of the old-timers show up, it does start to get bogged down a bit, although the film is enlivened by the presence of Randy Quaid's enjoyably scuzzy cousin and there are some hilarious scenes like the turkey carving.

Occasionally, and especially towards the end, Christmas VACATION descends into schmaltz, but then that's down to John Hughes who can never resist inserting some sentimentality into his work (it's even there in my favourite of his films, PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES, although John Candy is so sympathetic that it works). Chase and D'Angelo are on top form here and the film as a a whole is difficult to dislike as it has so much energy and so many constant gags. Watch out for a fresh-faced Juliette Lewis in one of her earlier performances.

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