The following seven-page study guide film packet is used to accompany the Jeremiah Chechik-directed 1989 American Christmas comedy film, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. It can be used in an English, film studies, or media studies classroom. The first page contains a list of cast and crew and a background and introduction on the film. The second page is a page that allows viewers to jot and take down their own notes in the style or formatting of Cornell notes. Pages three, four, five, and six contain comprehension questions to guide the viewer on the work's camera movement, characterization, cinematography, costume design, editing, foreshadowing, hyperbole, irony, mood, plot, set design, slapstick humor, sound, story, style, symbolism, themes, tone, and tragic hero characteristics. The seventh page contains discussion questions on the work's characterization, irony, sociocultural context, and themes.