National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo
This John Hughes-penned Christmas classic, the third Chevy Chase Vacation flick, sees the Griswold family aiming for a pleasant, drama-free holiday season – a simple wish. Despite dealing with everyday annoyances, family bickering, electrical problems, unexpected guests and an unreceived Christmas bonus, Clark remains positive. Well, until jelly… This one’s the funniest Vacation of all, and terrifyingly typical of the season of “peace and goodwill” for many. But hopefully not you.