Christmas Vacation (1989) - ELLEN: He's got that look, doesn't he? RUSTY: We should have gone to Hawaii. ELLEN: Turn that thing off and get in the house! RUSTY: I'll talk to him, Mom. [Rusty approaches Clark] RUSTY: Dad. [Clark turns to Russ with an angry look, holding up the chainsaw] Nice talk, Dad. [Rusty backs up]
Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. It is the third installment in National Lampoon's Vacation series and was written by John Hughes, based on his short story in National Lampoon Magazine, Christmas ‘59. The film stars Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo and Randy Quaid, with Juliette Lewis and Johnny Galecki as the Griswold children Audrey and Rusty, respectively. Christmas Vacation has often been labeled as a modern Christmas classic.