Christmas Vacation
Release: December 15, 1989

Chicago resident Clark Wilhelm Griswold Jr has REALLY got the Christmas spirit this year, and his wife Ellen, son Rusty, and daughter Audrey have noticed it. Clark has invited Ellen's parents Arthur Smith and Francis Smith, his own parents Clark Wilhelm Griswold Sr and Nora Griswold, and his Aunt Bethany and Uncle Lewis to spend the holidays at the Griswold house in Chicago. Clark is obsessed with making everything go perfectly during the holiday season, but as soon as everyone arrives, things start going haywire, especially when the Griswolds receive some uninvited surprise guests from Kansas -- cousin Catherine, her sloppy husband Eddie, and two of their kids, Rocky and Ruby Sue. Chevy Chase .... Clark Griswold Beverly D'Angelo .... Ellen Griswold Juliette Lewis .... Audrey Griswold Johnny Galecki .... Russell 'Rusty' Griswold John Randolph .... Clark Wilhelm Griswold, Sr.

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Bethany: "Is your house on fire, Clark?"
Clark: "No, Aunt Bethany. Those are the Christmas lights."
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Eddie: "Merry Christmas! Shitter was full!"
Neighbor: "Hey Griswold! Where you gonna put a tree that big?"
Clark: "Bend over and I'll show you!"
Neighbor: "You got a lot of nerve to talk to me like Griswold-"
Clark: "I wasn't talking to you (camera pans to Neighbor's wife)"
Ellen: "Clark?"
Clark: "Yes, honey?"
Ellen: "Audrey's frozen from the waist down."
Clark: "You smell something Eddie?"
Eddie: "Fried pussycat."
Clark: "Aunt Bethany, would you say the grace please?"
Aunt Bethany: "Grace, didn't she pass away?"
Uncle Lewis: "They want you to say the grace. THE BLES-S-S-ING!!!!"
Aunt Bethany: "is your house on fire clark?"
Clark: "no aunt Bethany"
Ellen's mother: "I hope you kids see what a silly waste of resources this was"
Audrey: "He worked really hard grandma"
Clark Griswold: "They Invented them Russ, because people forgot how to have a fun old-fashioned family Christmas & spend money on dead over-priced trees that have no special meaning."
Russ: "Dad, didn't they invent Christmas tree lots so people wouldn't have to drive all the way out to nowhere & waste a whole Saturday?"
Todd: "Griswold! Where are you gonna put a tree that big?"
Clark: "Bend over and I'll show you!"
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Russ: "Dad, that thing will never fit in our front yard."
Clark: "It's not going in our yard, it's going in our living room!"
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Clark: "Fixed the newel post!"
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Margot: "And why is the carpet all wet, TODD!?"
Todd: "I don't KNOW, Margot!"
Clark: "(2x) Merry Christmas. (3x) Kiss my ass. Happy Chanukah."
Clark: "Aunt Bethany, would you say the grace?"
Aunt Bethany: "Grace? Didn't she pass away 30 years ago?"
Uncle Lewis: "He wants you to say the grace. (he pauses) The blessing!!"
Cousin Eddie: "If you don't mind Clark, I would like to see if I can fumigate this here chair. It's a good quality item. If you don't mind. I ask how much it'll set you back."
Clark: "You smell something?"
Cousin Eddie: "Fried pussycat."
Margo: "(Police knock on Margo's door) Todd if you want to come back into this house you gotta break down that goddamn door!(the police break her door in)"
Eddie: "I don't know if I oughta go sailin' down no hill with nothin' between the ground and my brains but a piece of government plastic."
Clark: "Do you really think it matters, Eddie?"
Ellen: "Clark, Audrey's frozen from the waist down."
Clark: "That's all part of the experience, honey."
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