The Griswolds have Christmas with the whole family
at their house, leaving room for imminent disaster.
Christmas Vacation (1989)
Directed by Jeremiah Chechik
Written by John Hughes
Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid,
Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki, E.G. Marshall, Diane Ladd,
John Randolph, Doris Roberts, Brian Doyle-Murray
Sequel to 1985's European Vacation
Out of all the Vacation films, this one is my favorite. I watch it every year and it makes me laugh harder every time. There are so many iconic and quotable moments in this film that to list them all would take too long so I'll just mention some of my favorites.
I love Clark's freak-out scene in this one. There's one in every film and his explosion in Christmas Vacation is by far the best. I miss when Chevy Chase cared about his performances and he steals the show in what I consider to be the last good Vacation film.