It’s that time, Christmas time is here…It has become an annual tradition for families to pop in the old DVD of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on Thanksgiving weekend, and throughout December, fully launching the Christmas season. For those who have never seen it, it’s a holiday must, and for those who remember seeing it in movie theaters…can you believe it has been so long since the release? What has happened to the zany cast of characters that offered one of the greatest Christmas movies of all time? Let’s find out.
13. Brian Doyle-Murray
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation wasn’t the first Vacation movie that featured Brian Doyle-Murray. Brian is the older brother of comedy king, Bill Murray, and he has enjoyed quite a career in his own right. One of his early film appearances took place in the original vacation, when he served as the desk clerk at the roadside campground. Yes, the fella eating the watermelon and sending out mailers. In Christmas Vacation, Brian plays Clark’s jerk of a boss, Mr. Frank Shirley. Brian turned 74 earlier this fall, and he’s still working. He’s always working. He voiced several roles on the animated series, Trip Tank and SpongeBob SquarePants and appeared in three episodes of Veep.