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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Updated on October 2, 2014

Our favorite family Christmas special. Every year shortly after Thanksgiving my husband, kids, and I all watch this on DVD.

In fact through the year we tend to quote scenes from the movie.

For instance if someone eats something that they like, they may say

"That is goooouuuud"

Or drinks something tasty... "It's good... it's good"

If something is lit up: "Is your house on fire Clark?"

If someone hears a soft sounds that no one else seems to hear: "you couldn't hear a dump truck driving through a nitroglycerine plant"

If someone doesn't know the answer to why something strange happened: "I don't know Margo!"

If you can't remember where these scenes came from I added the videos below.

So get your moose egg nog glasses out, crank the sound for Mavis, and grab a big bowl of popcorn... it's time to watch Christmas Vacation.

Opening Song for National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - By Mavis Staples

Clark's Bonus Check - It's Good.. It's Good -- drinking form the egg nog bowl

Aunt Bethany - "Is your house on fire Clark?"

Squirrel Scene - "you couldn't hear a dump truck driving through a nitroglycerine plant"

And why is the carpet all wet, Todd?

Audrey's frozen from the waist down - it's all part of the experience

Main Cast

So who is in the movie?:

Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold

Beverly D'Angelo as Ellen Griswold

Juliette Lewis as Audrey Griswold

Johnny Galecki as Russell 'Rusty' Griswold

John Randolph as Clark Wilhelm Griswold, Sr.

Diane Ladd as Nora Griswold

E.G. Marshall as Art Smith

Doris Roberts as Frances Smith

Randy Quaid as Cousin Eddie Johnson

Miriam Flynn as Cousin Catherine Johnson

Cody Burger as Cousin Rocky Johnson

Ellen Hamilton Latzen as Cousin Ruby Sue Johnson

William Hickey as Uncle Lewis

Mae Questel as Aunt Bethany

National Lampoon Christmas Vacation - Great Buys

Have you ever watched the movie? Or what is your favorite?

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    • TransplantedSoul profile image


      6 years ago

      We lived out of the country for a few years (before the internet). We had a few English movies on VHS - this was one of them. Great to watch - even after many times.

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      6 years ago

      Love this movie! I just watched this on Christmas Day. It's kind of a family tradition along with The Grinch (cartoon) and Rudolph. Great lens!

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      Paul Turner 

      6 years ago from Birmingham, Al.

      I am shocked that is does not have more likes, if not on sheer principle :)

    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      6 years ago

      Very fun movie.


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