National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Movie • 1989 • Comedy  

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It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.
This movie contains 22 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there blackface?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
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Is someone stalked?
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DeadGoldfish
Margo punches Todd after attempting to confront the Griswalds
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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CLODS101
Sort of. Two children are kept in conditions most would consider unfit for a child
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Addiction
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Purplish
tobacco use throughout
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Is there addiction?
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Purplish
Clark goes to drink eggnog (an alcoholic drink) as a coping mechanism
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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buddyfelt
A cat dies by electrocution
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Are animals abused?
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skillwithaquill24
A live cat is wrapped up as a Christmas present.
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There is a scene where a pet cat is electrocuted. There’s no blood but there is an outline of smoking fur in the shape of a cat implying it’s electrocution.
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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hhoyt
A cat dies from being electricuted. It's extremely upsetting, especially because everyone just laughs rather than recognizing the cat's death. Awful
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Does a pet die?
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Anonymous
the burnt outline of the cat’s shape is shown seared into the carpet
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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DeadGoldfish
The boss at the end of the movie is kidnapped and restrained.
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Anonymous
a cat gets electrocuted and gets burnt up instantly & totally disappears. it is instant and is not shown on fire. the outline of the cat can be seen smoldering in the carpet
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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skillwithaquill24
A man falls from a roof but it’s played for comedy and he isn’t hurt.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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DeadGoldfish
The boss at the end of the movie is kidnapped and restrained.
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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AgentofEmpathy
Clark flirts with a cashier and lies about not having a wife
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egg2dotcom
Some Christmas presents are burned and it's possible some of them had toys in them. The children don't seem too bothered by it.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Are there razors?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Anonymous
You don’t see the dog get sick at all, he just chokes up a bone under the table and you see nothing.
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Mentions of noose
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Does someone have a meltdown?
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Is there misophonia?
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Emily3095
Extremely long dinner scene with chewing, talking with mouth full, forks clanking on plates. It keeps cutting to other scenes but then it returns to dinner several times.
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Are there underwater scenes?
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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AudreyLeeStrohm
Yes when the police charge the Griswald house.
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Is there screaming?
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Sibelos
One use of "f**k" since the movie is PG-13
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gonzogm
There aren't strobe lights, but there are flashes of light at various times, such as when Clark slides off the roof and when he is sledding with the saucer that he had put varnish on to make it go faster.
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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acidic_mint
This movie is completely safe for my fellow tokophobes. :)
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Clark puts on women’s clothes to stay warm when he is trapped in the attic.
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Is there hate speech?
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jdpamv
Not that I remember within the film but Chevy is a racist, homophobe, and sexist IRL.
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
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skillwithaquill24
In a fantasy sequence, a woman seductively strips before jumping in a pool. The side of her breast is visible for a split second.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Jokes about incest.
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Aunt Beverly suffers from dementia. It’s played as a joke.
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Aunt Bethany has dementia
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Social
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Eddie’s family lives in a broken down RV.
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Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
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Marcell_Davis
An adult epresses his disbelief when another adult mentions that he heard that an airline pilot spotted Santa on his way to New York.
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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CLODS101
Yes, but the family involved with the crash is unharmed
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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runasoul
No, but at the start of the film the family drives underneath a semi and risk getting in a crash/being hit the whole time
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Violence
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AgentofEmpathy
no explosion, but a nuclear facility goes into red alert during an excessive power use
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Yes
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skillwithaquill24
A SWAT team storms the house with guns drawn, but no one is shot.
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