Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Actor Chevy Chase stars in a NEW Christmas Vacation Movie... VERMONT CHRISTMAS VACATION!

No, this is not Clark Griswold's "Christmas Vacation", or a sequel, but this "Vermont Christmas Vacation" movie does have Chevy Chase in the cast! Chevy Chase is the actor who made the original "Vacation Movie" franchise so popular in his role as Clark W. Griswold.

"National Lampoons Christmas Vacation" first premiered in theaters in 1989, and it remains a fan favorite to this day!

Now for details on this new movie...


Movie: Vermont Christmas Vacation

Network: ION

Original Air Date: November 27, 2016


Abigail Hawk ... Riley Thomas
Chevy Chase ... Preston Bullock
David O'Donnell ... Wyatt Davis
Howard Hesseman ... Nick Harper
Zack Ward ... David Briggs
Gerald Webb ... Steve
Ben Giroux ... Cyril
Meredith Thomas ... Dana
Mary-Kate O'Connell ... Edie
Bob Rusch ... Frank
Guy Tomassi ... Jesse
Don Vidler ... Phil
Pricilla Young-Asker ... Miriam
Wendy Egloff ... Wendy
Tiffany Paige ... Receptionist
Brian Nolan ... Kevin
Anica Barbosa ... Lana
Michael Gaglio ... Jim
David Bianchi ... Bart


via ION press release:
Riley Thomas is sent by her profit-obsessed boss to shut down one of the company's holdings, a small outerwear company in Vermont, for missing profit targets. Riley finds that the company is the lifeblood of a town and, instead of closing down the iconic firm, she unexpectedly falls in love and learns valuable lessons beyond the bottom line.

Produced by: Hybrid Films

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  1. Though they're selling this with Chase, I wouldn't expect him to have more than a glorified cameo, given this film's modest budget.

    Honestly, there's no way this can't suffer by any comparison to National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, and as much as I will most certainly watch this one, I'm prepared to be extremely disappointed, as I have been my most of what Chase has done of late. (He's a shadow of his former comedic self, sadly.)

    Lastly, speaking of movie titles, as you were in yesterday's post, I'm shocked that this is really going to be called Vermont Christmas Vacation, particularly given Chase's (almost-certainly) minor role. One would think that the National Lampoon people would be all over this obvious attempt to draft off their most valuable property; surprised a network work take that legal risk.

  2. Yes!! I have always loved Chevy Chase and can't wait to see this! I love watching him regardless of if he has a large or small part in a movie. Looking forward to this! Thanks for the heads up, Net!


  3. Being a Christmas movie fanatic, Chevy Chase is not the draw for me, though it's disappointing to see the depth to which Chase will go to be in a movie these days. I'm just looking for something with a plot not used in every Larry Levinson to date. Based upon the description, this comes too unfortunately close to All She Wants For Christmas. We'll see...

    1. This isn't a Larry Levinson production

  4. I used to watch Chevy Chase a long time ago in the funny movies he was in. It's been awhile. I'll keep on the lookout for this.

    Oh, the Christmas movies will be out soon, I can't wait, especially those Hallmark ones!! Some of them are really good.


  5. Actually, I'm interested in seeing Blue Bloods' Abigail Hawk (Baker) in a more substantial role. She has been in Blue Bloods from the beginning, but has never had more than a couple of lines or so an episode. I'd like to see what she can do with a bigger role. I'm also a fan of David O'Donnell.

    The plot, unfortunately, is a very familiar one, however, as I have seen the "corporate person comes in to shut down local business but falls in love instead and saves the business" plot at least 3-4 times in previous Christmas movies.

    Still, I'll give this one a look and see what it offers.

  6. cant wait to see David O'Donnell again. Loved him as Andy in Garland (that's what I call Christmas Under Wraps, which I preordered from walmart and will get Nov 4th).


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