On December 3, 1818 Illinois became the twenty first state in the United States of America. Several films have taken place in the city of Chicago, which is located in Illinois. Since I am in a festive mood I have decided to do the 1989 holiday classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
Clark Griswold is determined to have the best Christmas ever with his family. His wife Ellen and his children Audrey and Rusty prepare the house with Christmas decorations and food as the family members start to arrive. In the meantime, Clark is struggling with getting the lights on the house. However, everything that Clark has hoped for in a festive Christmas holiday doesn’t go so well. He has his neighbors who disapprove of what he is doing mocking him all the way. Then there is the arrival of Ellen’s cousin Catherine and her husband Eddie with their two kids in their RV. On top of that all of the other relatives arrive with their gifts of joy, including a cat wrapped in a box. Clark does his best to keep his spirit up however, he is pushed over the edge when his boss stiffs him for his raise. Eddie, infuriated over what has happened, goes after his boss by kidnapping him. This leads to the police arriving at the Griswold home causing a commotion. Despite all of this Clark Griswold is able to find the Christmas spirit as his family has a joyous holiday to remember, despite a few quirks.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation takes place in Chicago, Illinois. On December 3, 1818 Illinois was inaugurated as the twenty first state in the United States of America. Many films have taken place in the great state of Illinois, with more to come.