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Behind the Scenes: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Yule love it! Unwrap the holiday magic and dive into the world of the Griswold family

About This Tour


Set in the Chicago suburbs, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) follows the Griswold family as they attempt to create the perfect traditional Christmas celebration. However, as is usually the case with this fictional family, chaos ensues. Yes, everything that can go wrong does.

  • Have you ever wondered what happened off-camera during the making of this iconic holiday film?

  • Do you know where the movie was shot?

  • Have you noticed the film's ties to Lethal Weapon, Betty Boop, and It's a Wonderful Life?

In this Christmas event by Chicago Movie Tours, go behind the scenes of Christmas Vacation and dive into the world of the Griswold family.

You'll challenge your knowledge of the movie and discover fun facts that will make you appreciate the film even more. You'll also hear about Chicago's (minor) role in creating the perfect backdrop for the Griswold's holiday misadventures.


What's Included

Chicago Movie Tours' virtual and in-person programs incorporate the following to bring the subject matter to life:

   •    HD video
   •    Photos
   •    Clips and screenshots
   •    Maps
   •    Newspapers
   •    Movie fan magazines
   •    Animated slideshows
   •    Expert commentary...and more

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