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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Directed by Jeremiah Chechik
Produced by John Hughes
Tom Jacobson
Screenplay by
Story by
Based on
Written by John Hughes
Starring Chevy Chase
Beverly D'Angelo
Randy Quaid
Narrated by
Music by Angelo Badalamenti
Cinematography Thomas E. Ackerman
Editing by Jerry Greenberg
Michael A. Stevenson
Production company(s) John Hughes Entertainment
Distributor Warner Bros.
Release date(s) December 1, 1989
Running time 97 minutes
Language English
Budget $25 million
Gross revenue $71.3 million
Preceded by National Lampoon's European Vacation
Followed by Vegas Vacation
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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. It is the third installment in National Lampoon's Vacation film series, and was written by John Hughes, based on his short story in National Lampoon magazine, "Christmas '59". This film stars Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo and Randy Quaid, with Juliette Lewis and Johnny Galecki as the Griswold children Audrey and Rusty, respectively.

Since its release in 1989, Christmas Vacation has often been labeled as a modern Christmas classic. It is also the only sequel in the Vacation series to have spawned its own direct sequel: a 2003 made-for-TV release entitled National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure.

This film has achieved four home video releases: VHS and Laserdisc in early 1990, a bare bones DVD in 1997, and a "Special Edition" DVD in 2003. In 2009, the film was released as an "Ultimate Collector's Edition." At the same time of this release, it was also released on a simple Blu-ray/DVD combo. A steelbook Blu-ray was released in 2015.

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