Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik Run Time: 97 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG 13 Release Year: 1989
Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki
Bad luck seems to follow Clark Griswold and his family no matter where they go or what they do. The perpetual optimist, our dear Clark (don’t you just love the young Chevy Chase?) tries to make the holidays a special family event by chopping down the biggest tree in the forest, hanging a million Christmas lights, and dealing with his obnoxious visiting family members. He does this all while banking on his holiday bonus – but will it come? National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, the third installment of the National Lampoon Vacation film series, was written by the beloved John Hughes.