Sunday, December 25, 2011
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, John Randolph, Diane Ladd, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Doris Roberts, E.G. Marshall, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki, Brian Doyle-Murray, William Hickey, and Mae Questel. Directed by Jeremiah Checkik. Clark Griswold has really got the Christmas spirit this year and his wife Ellen, son Rusty, and daughter Audrey have noticed that. On a quest for "The Griswold Family Christmas Tree," Clark has planned a "good, old-fashioned family Christmas." His family is wary of his plans, but Clark is oblivious. Clark has invited Ellen's parents, his own parents, and his elderly aunt and uncle to spend the holidays at the Griswold house in Chicago. But in spite of all his good intentions and careful planning, Clark's Christmas plans start to go awry.