National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Trivia: Clark Griswold in the attic watching old movies dressed in a woman's turban and gloves to keep warm is not only funny but a reference to the Norma Desmond character from "Sunset Boulevard", who watches her old films to remember her Hollywood glory days.

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Trivia: Eddie's son, Rocky, doesn't speak one line in the entire film.

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Trivia: When Clark smashes up the decorations when he can't get the lights working, Chevy Chase genuinely broke a finger when he punched Santa, but stayed in character, kicking the decorations instead, and that's the take used in the film.

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Trivia: The director, Jeremiah Chechik, is on the cover of People Magazine that Clark is reading in his bedroom.

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Trivia: After Eddie's arrival, he and Clark are in the living room, drinking eggnog out of mugs shaped like moose heads. The original "Vacation" was all about the Griswold's getting to the fictional theme park Wally World, whose mascot is a moose named Marty.

Trivia: Even though they play mother and son in this film, Diane Ladd (born in 1935) is only eight years older than Chevy Chase (born in 1943).

Trivia: When Clark finds the old home movies, one is titles "Xmas '59." "Christmas '59" was a short story John Hughes wrote that was published in National Lampoon magazine which the film is based on.

Bishop73

Revealing mistake: After Clark cuts the rope on the large tree, it spreads out and branches start breaking windows. One of the branches has a pole of some type pushing it through the window.

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Clark: Worse? How could things get any worse? Take a look around you, Ellen. We're at the threshold of Hell.

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Question: When Clark gives his boss a Christmas present, he is told to put it with all of the others. There are plenty of presents there, but they are all the same, as they have the exact same shape. What are these presents?

Eigger

Answer: They are desk organizers.

Chosen answer: We don't know what is in the packages, but we can assume they are all the same, small, generic gift.

kristenlouise3

Answer: I've seen them in stores, it's a desk pen set with a matching business card holder.

Jason Hoffman

Answer: I think that they could all be tape holders.

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