Run time: 93 mins
Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins
Run time: 1h 33m
DISCLAIMER: Although this title carries is a UK PG Certificate we would like to warn viewers there is some mild swearing in this film.
Here at The Odyssey we’re gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny Kaye, and what better way to celebrate than with the Griswold Family.
After going on trips around America (Vacation) and Europe (European Vacation), Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) was going to play it safe and have a Christmas at home, to make sure his wife and children have the best Christmas ever. However, things go awry pretty quickly as his uncouth cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) and his family show up unannounced.
As expected from the National Lampoon films, what happens next is nothing short of a disaster. The perfect blend of slapstick violence and mayhem, with the pleasant lightness of a Christmas film.
The film, being the last National Lampoon title written by John Hughes, nails the trials and tribulations of spending Christmas with family. Try watching the dinner scene without remembering horrible memories of a Christmas meal.