If National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation just isn’t doing it for you anymore – if that’s possible – prepare for more shenanigans with The Griswolds.

The family is reportedly set to return in a half-hour Chicago-based comedy series for HBO. It’s being developed by Johnny Galecki who, long before doing that Big Bang Theory thing, starred in Christmas Vacation as Rusty Griswold. Heading up the writing is Tim Hobert, who’s worked on The Middle, Community and Scrubs.

No casting news is around as yet, but there’s every likelihood that it will be Griswolds in name only if there’s no Chevy Chase involvement – even if Galecki revives Rusty for the series.

While we wait, if you’re just not feeling that Chrissie spirit yet, you’re not alone…

It’s Vacation time at JB Hi-Fi!