Chevy Chase as Clark W. “Sparky” Griswold Jr., the patriarch of the Griswold family. Perpetually optimistic, and sometimes in denial, he is nonetheless passionate about and dedicated to putting on the perfect family holiday.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is a 1989 American Christmas comedy film, the third installment in National Lampoon magazine’s Vacation film series. Christmas Vacation was written by John Hughes, who based it on “Christmas ’59”, his short story published in National Lampoon. The film stars Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, and Randy Quaid.