Stuff You Didn’t Know About Christmas Vacation

Before the movie Elf came along Christmas Vacation was everyone’s favorite Christmas comedy. The 1989 John Hughes smash hit starring Chevy Chase made millions in the theaters and continues to pull in millions more though DVDs, downloads and cable re-runs.

But mystery reigns over this classic Christmas comedy. For example, the cast never rehearsed. Yes, they had a script but it seems Chevy Chase just kind of winged it. That’s likely why the look on Cousin Eddie’s face is perpetually priceless.

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HW Longfellow

A moody and tragic figure, Mr. Longfellow joins Christmas Weekly after a distinguished career in which he wrote "If it weren't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all". A wry observer of Christmas trends and controversies Longfellow tends to shine a light on the more negative aspects of the modern Christmas. But we know he's a purist at heart and actually waters his fake tree with great hope in his heart.

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