It’s the final five as we hit day 20 of our very own special Christmas Movie Advent Calendar, the Screen One Christmas Movie Countdown. Join with us as we continue to countdown to Christmas with a new movie to watch each day as the days get ever closer to the big day. All films are availble via various streaming and terrestrial TV services.
Day 20 – National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (Prime)
The comic misadventures of the beleaguered Griswold family continue in the third and most successful entry in the Vacation film series. This time America’s most dedicated dad, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase), is determined to stay at home to create “the most fun-filled old fashioned family Christmas ever” — but life has a particular way of throwing wet logs on the Griswold family fire. Make merry with Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid and an ensemble of comedy favorites (look for Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus from TV’s Seinfeld in a supporting role). Written by John Hughes (Home Alone series).
Now it’s the final 5 movies of Screen One’s Christmas Movie Countdown, we are bringing out the heavy hitters of the Christmas movie genre. And on Day 20 it’s the Griswalds who have become a Christmas movie tradition for a lot of families as Christmas Vacation makes it bow. Possibly the best of the Vacation series Chevy Chase as the ever over optimistic Clark Griswald not only has to deal with in-laws, cousin Eddie, hiding presents, rodents in the Christmas tree and warring family pets, but also annoying neighbours, work bonuses and lighting up the house with Christmas lights. it all adds up to some serious seasonal carnage that is downright hilarious. This is the film that marks Christmas being near. So grab some eggnog sit back and try not to electricute the cat and enjoy National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.
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Screen One Christmas Movie Countdown