Sunday, December 20, 2009

12 Days of Christmas: Christmas Vacation

Granted the only real good Vacation film was the original National Lampoon's Vacation film, but Christmas Vacation has always found a warm spot in my heart. Better than "European Vacation", and certainly better than the subsequent Vacation films such as "Vegas Vacation," Christmas Vacation just hits the right spots.

Being a Vacation film, the plot is pretty straightforward. Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) gets the Griswold family together at his house for the Christmas celebration. Crazy antics follow as expected. The kids look different, yet again. The film then revolves around slapstick moments and prat falls. This film never takes itself too seriously.

It's a good film to catch at Christmas time amongst so many of the same style films, where the main characters either go visit their crazy relatives or receive a visit from said family members. I'm just shocked that the film came out 20 years ago.

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