tvshows | November 28, 2016
If you had to make a list of some of your favorite Christmas movies, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” would probably be near the top. It’s the rare type of movie that is both an integral part of a long lasting franchise AND a beast all of its own at the same time. Some people don’t even realize that there were two other movies that came before this one (“National Lampoon’s Vacation” and “National Lampoon’s European Vacation”) starring the same cast. That’s part of the beauty of it – you don’t need to have seen those two movies to enjoy everything on display here because Christmas is such a universal topic.
As “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” approaches yet another anniversary, we thought it would be fun to take a look at the shining members of the cast to see what they’re up to these days. Some have remained in the public eye; others (we’re looking in your direction, Randy Quaid) have started to lead lives away from show business that are… odd, to say the least. Regardless, when you compare the cast of the movie then versus the way they are now, we’re confident that there are a few in particular that will have your jaw on the floor before you know it.