There are few families in the world of cinema who have made as much of an amusing and perplexing contribution to pop culture as the Griswolds of the National Lampoon’s Vacation franchise. It would make sense that Christmas Vacation behind the scenes would be an equally unique story of ups and downs to continue on the legacy. From last-minute crew changes, to untimely animal demises, to accidental strokes of genius, there was never a dull moment during the production of the third Vacation film. Read on to find out just how Christmas Vacation turned out to be one of the most unlikely success stories in modern movie making, and a cult hit that would change Christmas for years to come.
Chevy Chase Drove Director Chris Columbus To Quit Production
The Director Got Hired Because Of A Joke Made By Stanley Kubrick
They Ordered A Ton Of Fake Snow For Exterior Scenes Just Before A Real Life Snow Storm
The Squirrel Passed Suddenly, And Its Replacement Was A Nightmare
The Cat Electrocution Scene Almost Got Cut By The Studio
Clark’s Final Rant Required A Slew Of Cue Cards Worn By His Cast Mates