I re-watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation recently to see if Quentin could watch it. It was PG-13 but I couldn't remember why it got the -13 rating. HINT: Language. (So he's going to have to wait a few more years for this one, unfortunately.)
- The assistant director of Christmas Vacation, Frank Capra III, is the grandson of the legendary Frank Capra, who directed It’s a Wonderful Life. (Russ is watching that movie on TV when his grandparents arrive.)
- Cousin Eddie went on to star in his own made-for-TV Christmas Vacation - Cousin Eddie’s Island Adventure.
- Aunt Bethany (“Is your house on fire, Clark?”) is played by Mae Questel, the voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl. Christmas Vacation was her last movie.