The third in the series of National Lampoon's 'Vacation' films, this sequel concerns the Griswold family's holiday get-together. This time they're trying to have a picture book, old-fashioned Christmastime--even though all the in-laws are dropping by, including Clark's (Chevy Chase) redneck cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid). Looks like it's going to be a real holly-jolly holiday--if they can make it through.
This is the original zany Christmas comedy. From the beginning road race to the outrageous climax, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Special Edition) will have you laughing out loud. Many movies have copied the jokes in this movie (especially the ultra-bright Christmas lights, which was copied in Deck the Halls), National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Special Edition) is the original and still the best.
I've long been a fan of the "Vacation" films, as well as National Lampoon movies in general. "Christmas Vacation" is the third-best Lampoon movie and the second-best of the "Vacation" series. Chevy Chase returns as Clark Griswold Jr., who is this time set on making this year's Christmas one to remember. He did it. Chase is at best and funniest. Beverly D'Angelo returns as Ellen Griswold, with the Griswold kids now portrayed by Johnny Galecki and a young Juliette Lewis. Diane … more