How To Watch Christmas Vacation Streaming

Clark smiling on Christmas Vacation
(Image credit: Warner Bros.)

No Christmas movie marathon is complete until Clark Griswold risks life, limb, and sanity in the name of holiday spirit. But with more options than unwanted family members showing up on your doorstep more than a week before the big day, finding out where to watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation streaming is about as easy as checking all 6,250 lights hanging from the Griswold's house.

Well, in order for everyone to have the hap-hap-happiest Christmas, here is a rundown that will have you enjoying the classic so fast you won't have a need for a non-caloric, silicon-based kitchen lubricant that's 500 times more slippery than any cooking oil. Just make sure you don't have a plastic plate in your head before you start watching one of the most popular Christmas movies streaming

Where Is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Streaming

If you want to see Clark Griswold battle his neighbors, accidentally encourage his cousin-in-law to kidnap his greedy boss, and cause a blackout in the greater Chicago area – and you don’t happen to own the movie – you will need to have an HBO Max subscription, as that is the streaming home for National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation this year. The popular streaming service is also home to other holiday gems like Elf, 8-Bit Christmas, and A Christmas Story, as well as its 2022 sequel, A Christmas Story Christmas.

Stream National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on HBO Max.

Is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Playing On TV?

Watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation streaming is a great, convenient, and all-around easy way to enjoy the 1989 classic, but the movie will also be playing multiple times throughout the 2022 holiday season. For those who take great pleasure in randomly flipping through channels to discover that one of your favorite movies just started, this is for you…

A permanent fixture of the holiday movie schedule, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation will kick off its run on the airwaves Thanksgiving night, and then again the next morning, both on TNT. Starting at 6 a.m. ET on Sunday, November 27th, TNT will also host a 24-hour marathon as part of the network’s “Winter Break” programming block. According to TVGuide, the movie is scheduled to air more than a dozen times between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Are There Other Ways To Watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

If you spent all your money on a down payment for that pool you’ve been dreaming of all year, or you simply don’t want to add another streaming service or bring back cable, don’t worry, because there are other options to enjoy National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

You can currently pick up a digital copy of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, either as a full purchase or short-term rental, on Amazon. The 1989 holiday comedy doesn’t cost all that much on the service, making this the perfect option for those who want to hold onto the movie but don’t have space on their shelves.

Buy or rent National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on Amazon.

But if you do want to own a physical copy of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, with all its bonus features and behind-the-scenes stories, then a Blu-ray copy of the best movie in the Vacation franchise is going to be the way to go this holiday season. 

Buy National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on Blu-ray on Amazon.

That should be more than enough to set you on the right path to enjoying National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation for the first, second, or 100th time this holiday season. And like that jelly of the month club, it's the gift that keeps on giving.

Philip Sledge
Content Writer

Philip grew up in Louisiana (not New Orleans) before moving to St. Louis after graduating from Louisiana State University-Shreveport. When he's not writing about movies or television, Philip can be found being chased by his three kids, telling his dogs to stop barking at the mailman, or chatting about professional wrestling to his wife. Writing gigs with school newspapers, multiple daily newspapers, and other varied job experiences led him to this point where he actually gets to write about movies, shows, wrestling, and documentaries (which is a huge win in his eyes). If the stars properly align, he will talk about For Love Of The Game being the best baseball movie of all time.