Released: December 1, 1989
NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION
Warner Bros. / PG-13 / 97 minutes / Directed by: Jeremiah S. Chechik
"Where do you think you’re going? Nobody’s leaving. Nobody’s walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We’re all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here. We’re gonna press on, and we’re gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny f***ing Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he’s gonna find the jolliest bunch of a**holes this side of the nuthouse."
Perfect start to December, the VACATION franchise took on Christmas and this became an instant holiday classic.