National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation remains a holiday season must-see over thirty years after its release in 1989. The film follows the hilarious Griswold family as they prepare for what they believe will be the perfect Christmas. However, when Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) loses his holiday bonus just as his eccentric cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) parks his camper on the Griswold lawn, things swiftly take a disastrous turn.
Christmas Vacation is filled with hilarious scenarios and heartwarming moments, showcasing John Hughes’ exceptional storytelling. The film continues to receive high praise, with an impressive 86% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. This iconic ’80s-era comedy stands the test of time, bringing laughter and enjoyment to viewers.
Over the decades, the holiday classic has grown to legendary status. Families from all over gather to watch the wild Christmas comedy. Here are all the ways you and your family can enjoy the film this year.
Where to Watch ‘Christmas Vacation’ Right Now
You can currently stream National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on Max. Additionally, you have the option to rent it from popular platforms such as Apple, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, and Vudu. Alternatively, if you prefer to have permanent access and enjoy it throughout the year, you have the option to purchase it from all of the mentioned platforms as well.
However, if streaming isn’t your thing, you can watch the movie on TBS and TNT starting in the second half of November. Check TV Guide for more details.
An Upcoming Convention Boasts ‘Christmas Vacation’ Stars as Guests
Meanwhile, there’s a way to meet the stars of the beloved holiday classic this season. Chevy Chase will reunite with his National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation cast members, including Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, and Juliette Lewis, at the upcoming Christmas Con event.
Jeremiah S. Chechik directed Christmas Vacation, which was written by John Hughes. The cast also included Diane Ladd, Johnny Galecki, John Randolph, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The will mark Cape Fear star Juliette Lewis’ first convention appearance ever.
Chase will be the main attraction at the upcoming convention, a magical winter wonderland for Christmas enthusiasts. Of course, the event will feature a festive market showcasing local artists and vendors, as well as photo opportunities and a variety of activities. The convention is scheduled to take place from December 8th to 10th in Edison, New Jersey. The previous event featured a lineup of esteemed holiday stars from Hallmark, Lifetime, and GAF.
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