This was, perhaps, the worst cinematic experience of my life. My family has a tradition of watching "A Christmas Story" and "Christmas Vacation" every holiday season. We looked forward to this new edition into the "Vacation" series of movies...but wow, did they ever screw things up. There was not one instance in this "film" that I smiled. Not once. Quite frankly, there were parts in this film which made me cringe! Especially the young boy...I've never seen a creepier character in all my life. Absolutely terrible (I can't say this enough...if only they had a -5 stars, I'd give it that). Not only did they manage to screw up the character of Cousin Eddie, they almost managed to ruin the Vacation films for me. Thank goodness I can forget that I ever saw this, and continue to enjoy the original Christmas Vacation. Don't bother buying this piece of trash...unless you're a glutton for punishment.