Things I Learned Watching Christmas Vacation With the Audio Commentary On
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- •Frank Zappa visited set once.
- •Brian Doyle Murray played different characters in the original Vacation & Christmas Vacation.
- •Beverly D'Angelo and the woman who played Randy Quaid's wife took ice skating lessons for the movie, and never ended up shooting the scene that involved the skill.
- •Angelo Badalmente scored the movie. He also did Twin Peaks and almost all of David Lynch's movies.
- •John Hughes had originally written Christmas Vacation to be the second film of the series released.
- •The woman who plays the eldest Griswold was the original voice of Betty Boop and Olive Oyl.
- •There was an earthquake while they were shooting a Christmas Eve scene.
- •They trained a squirrel for three months for the Christmas tree scene and right before they shot the scene, that squirrel died, forcing them to use an untrained squirrel.
- •Randy Quaid claims that Gene Autry is his relative.
- •Frank Capra III, the grandson of Frank Capra, was the second assistant director.