Cousin Eddie Is Based On A Real Guy And Other Surprising ‘Christmas Vacation’ Facts

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One of the things that made Christmas Vacation (which is a part of the Warner Bros. Holiday Gift Guide) so successful is that it touches on the image of a Normal Rockwell Christmas that so many people strive for during the holiday seasons, only to fall devastatingly and hilariously short. An outcome that is also, unfortunately, relateable. But, while you know the film and its mix of loud in-laws and calamity and while it may know you, you may be unaware of some of these facts about Christmas Vacation, so leave the decorations in the garage for another day and read up.

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