"Worse? How could things get any worse? Take a look around here, Ellen. We're at the threshold of hell!" That's something most people don't typically say during the holidays! When things took a turn for the worse, Clark Griswold let out all of his frustration with this quote. Christmas with the Griswolds featured mishap after mishap, from problems with the Christmas tree and lights to Cousin Eddie's unexpected arrival.
The National Lampoon movies always give us endless comedy and then pull at our heartstrings, just to bring back all of the laughs once again. This movie was no exception. Did you know that "Christmas Vacation" ends on Christmas Eve? Imagine how much fun and sentimentality Christmas Day with the Griswolds would have brought!
It wasn't long before "Christmas Vacation" became an instant holiday classic; it debuted at number 2 at the box office when it was released in 1989. Do you know which actor was very talented with ad-libs? It was Chevy Chase! No rehearsals were done for "Christmas Vacation."
One signature component of most National Lampoon movies is the song "Holiday Road." "Christmas Vacation" is an exception to this, as it has its own music. Do you know what this movie has that is different from the rest of the National Lampoon franchise? A sequel! "Christmas Vacation 2" was all about Cousin Eddie and his family, as they ventured out to a tropical island.
"Christmas Vacation" is a classic comedy that will be remembered for a long time. If you think you know how the Griswolds spent their holidays, take this quiz to receive your present – a great score!