Over twenty-five year have passed since our first holiday joy was brought to us by the Griswolds. Let's take a look at this movie, and how it is available on Netflix.
It was originally just another installment in the Vacation series, but it ended up being one of the best holiday films ever made. The movie was based on John Hughes’ short story, “Christmas ’59,” which was published in National Lampoon magazine in December 1980.
The story centers around Clark Griswold who is a bumbling, but loving, father. He wants to make sure his children have a wonderful holiday. Their holiday is full of mishaps, mayhem and in the typical Griswold style.
The film's brilliant star cast is one of its best features. E.G. E.G. Julia Louis-Dreyfus was one of these neighbors. Juliette Lewis went on to score a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination three years later for her role in Cape Fear. Brian Doyle-Murray plays the smaller role of the boss. It’s a pretty special cast.
So is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation streaming on Netflix? Yes, in some areas. However, not all. It’s currently streaming in Hong Kong, Czech Republic, India, Lithuania, Poland, and Singapore.
Why isn’t it streaming in the United States? Television networks purchase the rights to movies throughout the year, making these films exclusive to their channels. Christmas Vacation is currently available on Freeform Network. You can now watch the ABC Family series as part of a cable or satellite package or Hulu Live.
Don’t despair. There are still plenty of great holiday offerings available. There are many options, from White Christmas to The Grinch.
Are you looking for holiday options? You can check out this list of top 20 Christmas movies on Netflix.
Which holiday movies will you be binging on Netflix? Comment below!