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>Warner Bros. Pictures, Hughes Entertainment
  • Warner Bros. Pictures, Hughes Entertainment
  • Animated Characters: Santa Claus, Reindeer.
    Characters (Live Action): Clark Griswold, Ellen Griswold, Audrey Griswold, Russell "Rusty" Griswold, Clark Wilhelm Griswold, Sr., Nora Griswold, Art Smith, Frances Smith, Cousin Eddie Johnson, Cousin Catherine Johnson, Cousin Rocky Johnson, Cousin Ruby Sue Johnson, Uncle Lewis, Aunt Bethany, Bill, Todd Chester, Margo Chester, Mary, Delivery Boy, Mr. Frank Shirley, Mrs. Helen Shirley, Swat Officer, Young Executive, Macy's Parade Announcer, SWAT Team Sergeant, Downtown Shopper, Cops, Bozos.
  • Originally Released in 1989.
  • Running Time: 97 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.


Production Notes:

Live-action film with animated opening title sequence by Kroyer Films.

Budgeted at an estimated $27 million, this film grossed $71.3 million in the United States.

This film marked (in live action) the final screen appearance of Mae Questel, best known as the veteran voice actress behind Fleischer/Famous Studios' Betty Boop and Olive Oyl.

Release date is that for Australia; release date in the United States was December 1, 1989.

  • "Christmas Vacation," Written by Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, Performed by Mavis Staples, Courtesy of Paisley Park Records
  • "That Spirit of Christmas," Written by Mable John, Joel Webster and Parnell Davison, Performed by Ray Charles, Courtesy of CBS Records, Music Licensing Department
  • "Mele Kalikimaka," Written by R. Alex Anderson, Performed by Bing Crosby, Courtesy of MCA Records
  • "Hey, Santa Claus," Written by Harvey Fuqua, Performed by The Moonglows, Courtesy of MCA Records
  • "Here Comes Santa Claus," Written by Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman, Performed by Gene Autry, Courtesy of Everest Record Group
  • "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," Written by Johnny Marks
  • "The Star-Spangled Banner," Composed by Francis Scott Key, Performed by the Griswolds

Alternate Title: "Christmas Vacation."

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