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