10 Facts You Never Knew About ‘Christmas Vacation’

Since its initial release in 1989, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation has become a holiday, family favorite cult film. Many people watch this film around the holiday season as a family tradition. The sequel to the popular National Lampoon’s family Vacation has everything we all love about family holiday films; chaos, comedy, holiday spirits and hilarious yet memorable scenes. Let’s take a look at some interesting information about this beloved film that you may not have known about.

Based on Short Story

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation originally started off as a short story written by John Hughes back in 1980 called ‘Christmas ’59.’

Ad Libs

There were absolutely no rehearsals prior to shooting the movie. Majority of Chevy Chase’s lines were ad libbed.