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Movie Flashback: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation turns 20

Posted in Christmas, holiday, movies with tags , , , , on December 1, 2009 by Paxton

Xmas Vacation poster

Well, it’s December 1st. Hard to believe. Since this is the first day of December, I thought I’d put up a Christmas-y themed article. Today, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation turns 20 years old.

Can you believe it?  It was released to theaters on December 1, 1989.

Christmas Vacation, along with the first Vacation movie, are the best of the whole Vacation series.  And, along with Van Wilder, the best of the movies titled National Lampoon.   Christmas Vacation is a classic Christmas movie.  Right up there with It’s a Wonderful Life, White Christmas and A Christmas Story.  And, actually, the son of director Frank Capra (It’s a Wonderful Life) was an assistant director on this movie.  My wife and I try to watch it every year during the holidays.  It’s not hard as TNT or TBS will show it multiple times a day every week in December until Chistmas.

Here’s some cool trivia about this movie.

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