BBFC RatingNational Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

National Lampoon
DirectorJeremiah S. Chechik
Running Time1HR 37MINS
SeasonChristmas 2016

With 25,000 lights on the roof, the SWAT team taking siege outside, and an exploding turkey on the dining room table, the Griswold family celebrates the holiday in true National Lampoon style!

Before there was Bad Santa, the Griswolds were already besmirching the holiness of Christmas with general ill will and sarcasm. That’s not what they set out to do, of course. In fact, having survived both Wally World and Europe, Clark (funniest man alive Chevy Chase) and his family are now attempting to have a “good old-fashioned family Christmas.” What could go wrong? When Carol’s cousin and her gross-out husband arrive in their broken RV, things get predictably bad… and stupidly funny. 

Written by John Hughes, the most successful of the "vacation" comedies also stars Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki and Randy Quaid.

Other QFT Christmas selection (boxes):

It’s a Wonderful Life

Miracle on 34th Street

Die Hard

Meet Me in St. Louis

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Apartment

Tokyo Godfathers