National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation | reviewed by: Scott Crick | February 12, 2012
entertainment value
Not sure why this film is a holiday tradition in some homes - it's just plain bad. Guess salmonella can also be a holiday tradition.
genre Comedy
synopsis 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.
lead actors Chevy Chase | Beverly D'Angelo | Juliette Lewis | Johnny Galecki | John Randolph | Diane Ladd | E.G. Marshall | Doris Roberts | Randy Quaid | Miriam Flynn | Cody Burger | Ellen Hamilton Latzen | William Hickey | Mae Questel | Sam McMurray | Nicholas Guest | Julia Louis-Dreyfus | Nicolette Scorsese | Keith MacKechnie | Brian Doyle-Murray | Natalia Nogulich
director Jeremiah S. Chechik