Cast & Crew

Directed By

Written By

John Hughes
written by


Chevy Chase
Clark Griswold
Beverly D'Angelo
Ellen Griswold
Juliette Lewis
Audrey Griswold
Johnny Galecki
Rusty Griswold
John Randolph
Clark Griswold Sr.
Diane Ladd
Nora Griswold
E.G. Marshall
Art Smith
Doris Roberts
Frances Smith
Randy Quaid
Cousin Eddie Johnson
Miriam Flynn
Cousin Catherine Johnson
Cody Burger
Rocky Johnson
Ellen Latzen
Ruby Sue Johnson
Nicholas Guest
Todd Chester
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Margo Chester
Keith MacKechnie
Delivery Boy
Brian Doyle-Murray
Frank Shirley
Natalija Nogulich
Mrs. Shirley
Tony Epper
Bozo #1
Alexander Folk
Swat Officer
Michael Kaufman
Young Executive
Doug Llewelyn
Parade Announcer
Devin Bailey
Clark (age 9)
Frank Foti Jr.
SWAT Team Sargeant
Traci Kochendorfer
Downtown Shopper

Produced By

William S. Beasley
associate producer
Mauri Syd Gayton
associate producer
Daniel Grodnik
executive producer
John Hughes
Matty Simmons
executive producer
Ramey E. Ward
associate producer


Thomas E. Ackerman
director of photography


John Agalsoff Jr.
cable person
Greg Agalsoff
boom operator
David Baldwin
sound editor
Neal Burger
sound editor
Rickley W. Dumm
sound effects editor: Restoration Atmos Remix
Joe Gilbert
adr editor
Stan Gilbert
supervising adr editor
Gary A. Hecker
foley artist
Dan Hegeman
sound editor
Doug Hemphill
re-recording mixer
Chris Jenkins
re-recording mixer
Larry Kemp
supervising sound editor
Lou Kleinman
sound editor
Glenn T. Morgan
sound editor
Mark Smith
re-recording mixer
Wylie Stateman
supervising sound editor
Karen Baker Landers
first assistant sound editor
Dino Dimuro
sound effects editor
Mark Lanza
sound effects editor

Production Design

Art Direction

Beala Neel
Art Director

Set Design


Lee Harman
makeup artist
Kaye Pownall
hair stylist
Stephen Robinette
hair stylist

Special Effects

Allen Hall
special effects
Gary L. Karas
special effects
Dieter Sturm
special effects snow maker: Chicago

Visual Effects

Chris Buchinsky
visual effects
Bill Hansard
process projection
Justin Klarenbeck
special visual effects
David McCullough
special visual effects
William Reilly
motion control technician
Brian Adams
matte photography: Dream Quest Images
Mark M. Pompian
main title animation
D. Kerry Prior
special effects artist/storyboards: DQI
Hoyt Yeatman
special visual effects: DQI

Assistant Director

Matt Earl Beesley
first assistant director
Frank Capra III
second assistant director
Bryan Denegal
second second assistant director
Vicki Jackson-Lemay
second assistant director: second unit
Eric Jewett
first assistant director: second unit
Charlie Picerni
second unit director

Production Management

William S. Beasley
unit production manager

Art Department

Barbara Adamski
property master
Dawn Baillie
Poster Designer
Glen Cooper
stand-by painter
Kenneth J. Gagnon Sr.
construction coordinator
David P. Newell
assistant property master
Richard Dean Rankin
construction coordinator
John Rozman
Clark Acton
model maker
Dale Gordon
stage foreman
Timothy W. Tiedje
property master: Chicago
S. Bruce Wineinger
construction coordinator


Ralph Eggleston
animator: main title sequence / art director: main title sequence
Tony Fucile
animator: main title sequence
Bill Kroyer
animation director: main title sequence / animator: main title animation
Susan Kroyer
animator: main title sequence / assistant art director: main title sequence
Mark M. Pompian
animator: main title sequence
Bob Scott
animator: main title sequence
Dennis Venizelos
animator: main title sequence
Dave Woodman
assistant animator: main title animation


Kathryn Camp
assistant film editor
Carlyn Montes De Oca
assistant film editor
Richard Currie
apprentice editor


Ellen Adolph
production accountant
Katherine E. Beyda
assistant: Tom Jacobson
Kim Bodner
production aide
Lisa Boss
production aide
Chris Ciaffa
production aide
Craig Dietrich
production aide
Scott E. Hart
animal handler
Chris Hilsabeck
production aide
Christie Johnston
production associate
Eileen Peterson
unit publicist
Shirley Randles
craft service
Kirsten Welles
assistant: Jeremiah Chechik
Ralph Eggleston
title designer
John Hughes
based on: the National Lampoon magazine article "Christmas '58" by
Garry Moore
Carré Otis
photographic model
Joe Santo
production assistant
Mark Valenti
Jane Vickerilla
assistant to Mr. Hughes

Music Department

Andrew Barrett
Robert Fernandez
score mixer
Jim Harrison
music editor
Ron Payne
music supervisor
Charles Samek
Gary Wasserman
assistant music editor
Tom Boyd
musician: oboe soloist
Jeff Bunnell
musician: trumpet
Scottie Haskell
score vocalist
Tommy Johnson
musician: tuba
Norman Ludwin
musician: bass
Malcolm McNab
musician: trumpet soloist
James Thatcher
musician: French horn
Louise Di Tullio
musician: flute

Casting Department

Juel Bestrop
casting assistant
Franklyn Warren
extras casting

Costume Department

Mari Grimaud
costume supervisor: women
Eddie Marks
costume supervisor: men

Camera Department

Mike Amorelli
assistant chief lighting technician
Craig Asato
second assistant camera: second unit
Charles John Bukey
best boy grip
Eric Engler
director of photography: second unit
Kevin Kelley
chief lighting technician: second unit
Douglas Knapp
camera operator
David L. Parrish
first assistant camera
Ron Phillips
still photographer
Ted Rhodes
key grip
Scott M. Robinson
key grip: second unit
Bill Silic
chief lighting technician / gaffer
Tama Takahashi
first assistant camera: second unit
John Wagner
second assistant camera
Kurt Young
dolly grip
Kirk Bales
assistant camera
William Coss
1st Assistant: 2nd Unit
Albert Hood
Ron Kunecke
musco light operator
Ann Lukacs
assistant camera
Randy Nolen
steadicam operator

Location Management

Thomas J. Busch
location manager
Stephen Andrzejewski
assistant location manager
Robert C. Decker
location manager

Script Department

Marcia 'Mavis' Girard
script supervisor
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