November 3, 2009
Warner Home Video
The third in the series of National Lampoon's 'Vacations ' films, this sequel concerns the Griswold family's holiday get-together. This time they're trying to have a picture book, old-fashioned Christmastime -- even though all the in-laws are dropping by, including Clark's redneck cousin, Eddie. Looks like it's going to be a real holly-jolly holiday -- if they can make it through.
Clark Griswold, the dedicated family man, is determined to stay at home and create the most fun-filled, old-fashioned Christmas ever. Of course, it's an unmitigated disaster.
Budget estimate $25 million.
Shot on location in Los Angeles, California; Breckenridge, Frisco and Silverthorne, Colorado in Technicolor using Dolby sound.
Began shooting March 27, 1989; Completed shooting June 30, 1989; Released in USA December 1, 1989.
Directorial debut for Jeremiah Chechik, who also directed "Benny & Joon" (1993).