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How the Actors From “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” Have Changed Over 30 Years

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With Christmas just a few days away, Clark and Ellen Griswold plan to have a peaceful family gathering with tasty old-fashioned food and lovely presents. But things never go smoothly in their big family, and it all turns into a little disaster that they will never forget. The plot is simple, but it’s so true-to-life that we recognize ourselves and our friends, and we keep on laughing no matter how many times we’ve seen this comedy.

This year the movie that symbolizes the spirit of family Christmas gatherings for many of us, celebrates its 30th anniversary. Here at Bright Side we can’t wait to show you how the Griswold family and friends have changed over the past 3 decades.

Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold

Beverly D’Angelo as Ellen Griswold

Johnny Galecki as Russ Griswold

Juliette Lewis as Audrey Griswold

Diane Ladd as Nora, Clark’s mother

Randy Quaid as Eddie, Ellen’s cousin

Miriam Flynn as Catherine, Eddie’s wife

Ellen Latzen as Ruby Sue, Eddie and Catherine’s daughter

Nicholas Guest as Todd Chester, the Griswold’s neighbor

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Margo Chester, Todd’s wife

Nicolette Scorsese as Mary, a lingerie seller

Brian Doyle-Murray as Frank Shirley, Clark’s boss

On December 12, 2019 the actors gathered to celebrate the 30th anniversary of our favorite Christmas movie:

These 2 look gorgeous, but we hardly recognize Audrey and Russ in them. Do you?

Whose transformations surprised you the most? Which other movies give you the true feeling of Christmas?

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