The 12 Great Movies Of Christmas

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Amazingly, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation was a straight-to-video release in the UK, poor treatment for what has become a Christmas staple.

That man John Hughes has Chevy Chase's Clark W. Griswald attempting to give his family a perfect Christmas, which involves a critter filled tree, 25,000 lights stapled to the house, and Randy Quaid's redneck misfit Cousin Eddie launching Santa's sleigh into space via poor portaloo hygiene.

Director Jeremiah Chechik was last seen not surviving The Avengers movie, while an execrable sequel, Cousin Eddie's Island Vacation, was the naughty to this movie's nice.