PG-13 | | Comedy
The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.
The messenger, who delivered Clark's Christmas "bonus", was wearing a jacket that read "Speed Ball Messenger Service". "Speedball" is a street term for a drug cocktail of heroin and cocaine, the same mixture that killed John Belushi.
Since this is Aunt Bethany's 80th Christmas, I think she should lead us in the saying of Grace.
Aunt Bethany: What, dear?
Nora Griswold: Grace!
Aunt Bethany: Grace? She passed away thirty years ago.
Uncle Lewis: They want you to say Grace.
Uncle Lewis: The BLESSING!
Aunt Bethany: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United ...
About midway through Clark's rant, a crewperson's head dips into the bottom left corner of one of the long shots.
"THE END" is lit up in Christmas lights. One of the bulbs pops, making the lit up "THE END" go dark.
$11,700,000 (USA) (3 December 1989)