National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Special Edition) PG-13

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: October 30, 2007
  • Originally Released: 1989
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 1.0 - French
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
    • Subtitles - English SDH, English, French, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Director & Cast
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 221,631
Rating: 7/10 -- [A] fairly perfect blend... of cartoon violence and mayhem and the pleasant lightness of a Christmas movie. Full Review
Antagony & Ecstasy
Nov 7, 2011
...[Chase] does what he does best: flat-out slapstick and subversive tear-downs of his own smooth image...
Los Angeles Times
Dec 1, 1989
Rating: 2/4 -- Sequence after sequence seems to contain all the necessary material, to be well on the way toward a payoff, and then it somehow doesn't work. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
In National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Chevy Chase's family Christmas tree is a little full with a lot of sap, much like this movie. But it's a big-hearted fullness and it's a smoothly stirred sap. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
Dec 2, 2014
Rating: 3/4 -- With enough sight gags to please slapstick fans and enough good-natured Christmas cheer to qualify as a good holiday film, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation should keep most viewers occupied and provide 97 minutes of goofy entertainment. Full Review
TV Guide
Nov 27, 2007
John Hughes wrote the screenplay for this silly, warm little guilty pleasure that nails most of the trials and tribulations of spending the holidays with family. Full Review
Combustible Celluloid
Dec 25, 2009
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation isn't the finest Xmas movie you'll ever see, but it's disarmingly heartfelt at times, and the over-the-top extravaganzas (like the house lights you could probably see from space) epitomize Christmas. Full Review
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Dec 19, 2018

Product Description:

The third in the series of National Lampoon's 'Vacation' films, this sequel concerns the Griswold family's holiday get-together. This time they're trying to have a picture book, old-fashioned Christmastime--even though all the in-laws are dropping by, including Clark's (Chevy Chase) redneck cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid). Looks like it's going to be a real holly-jolly holiday--if they can make it through.

Plot Synopsis:

The third in the series of National Lampoon's 'Vacations ' films, this sequel concerns the Griswold family's holiday get-together. This time they're trying to have a picture book, old-fashioned Christmastime -- even though all the in-laws are dropping by, including Clark's redneck cousin, Eddie. Looks like it's going to be a real holly-jolly holiday -- if they can make it through.

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Production Notes:

  • Budget estimate $25 million.
  • Shot on location in Los Angeles, California; Breckenridge, Frisco and Silverthorne, Colorado in Technicolor using Dolby sound.
  • Began shooting March 27, 1989; Completed shooting June 30, 1989; Released in USA December 1, 1989.
  • Directorial debut for Jeremiah Chechik, who also directed "Benny & Joon" (1993).
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  • Sales Rank: 2,915
  • UPC: 085391132417
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