National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is a family favorite during the holidays. We can sit back and laugh at the plight of Clark Griswold as he lives out his dream of hosting a good old-fashioned Griswold Family Christmas at his home in Chicago. The shenanigans and accidents that occur in the movie fall just short of any real injuries or emergency room visits, but what is the price tag of each of these near misses if they were carried out to their real-life conclusion? How many times would the family need to seek medical care for their injuries?
We've laid out the accidents and possible treatment plans in detail to show what the out of pocket costs of healthcare might have looked like for the Griswolds. What is the true economic impact of having the whole dysfunctional family over for Christmas? Read and find out.