This was a funny holiday movie for the whole family
This is becoming a Christmas classic, along with A Christmas Story. A Christmas Vacation is a tradition in my family. The day after Thanksgiving, we gather around to decorate the tree and to watch this movie. While watching it, you will see the similarities of the Griswold family and your own family. We all have in-laws like the ones depicted in the movie and we all have a Cousin Eddie somewhere in our family lol! In the summertime I always take out the movie and watch it as a prelude to the upcoming holidays; its a great time and a great laugh!
You've gotta love this movie. It totally gets you in the Xmas mood and is so hilarious. It's got all the family issues that come up when relatives are visiting. The movie is really fun to watch anytime of the year -- not just Xmas-time. The original National Lampoon's Vacation is even funnier. It's a classic. And the European one is awesome too.
Every year, after we're full on Christmas dinner and surrounded by wrapping paper we don't yet have the energy to put away, we gather on the couch with our festive drinks and watch this movie. We've seen it so many times now that we can quote a lot of it in sync with the movie, yet it never gets old. If you've seen any of National Lampoon's Griswold family misadventures starring Chevy Chase, then you have an idea what you're in for with this movie. Clark Griswold (Chase) is having both his parents and his in-laws over for Christmas vacation and he wants it to go PERFECTLY. Of course, when Clark Griswold wants something to go perfectly, everything that can go wrong goes hilariously wrong. Complicating matters (and creating the end plot) are the perfect storm of Clark hoping to put in a swimming pool with his Christmas bonus, and Clark's outrageous cousin Eddie springing a surprise visit on the family. By turns sentimental and wildly funny, this holiday flick is highly recommended.