There are few Christmas movies where so many different personalities converge more than 'Christmas Vacation'. It's kind of like living in Atlantic County, New Jersey!

There's the quintessential American dad just trying to do SOMETHING right. The kids who think their parents and everything they do are lame. The snooty neighbors. The in-laws. The family 'black sheep'.

Leave it to writer John Hughes and National Lampoon to combine them all into an unforgettably hilarious story where every fan has a favorite.

What if characters like Clark and Ellen Griswold, and Margo and Todd Chester, and Cousin Eddie were towns in Atlantic County, New Jersey? Where would they thrive? Anyone who lives there knows how different one town (and its residents) can be from the next.

Warner Bros./Hughes Entertainment/National Lampoon (via iMDb)
Warner Bros./Hughes Entertainment/National Lampoon (via iMDb)
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Relive the 1989 classic below as we offer up some comparisons. Gang's all here!

'Christmas Vacation' Movie Characters As Atlantic County, NJ Towns

There are few Christmas movies where so many different personalities converge more than 'Christmas Vacation'. What if characters like Clark and Ellen Griswold, and Margo and Todd Chester, and Cousin Eddie were towns in Atlantic County, New Jersey? Where would they thrive?

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