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: 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: 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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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).

Factual error: In the scene where Clark is working on the lights the full moon is shown. This is December 14th according to the advent calendar. On December 24th when Santa's sleigh goes sailing over the moon, it is still full.

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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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