For those looking to check in on Clark Griswold and family, you’re in luck. The movie is such a classic it’s littered across the streaming-scape, providing plenty of viewing options — the easiest of which is via HBO Max. The film is owned by Warner Bros. and sits on the company’s streaming service, ready for consumption with ease as long as you have a subscription. There’s currently an ad-supported tier at $9.99 a month or an ad-free option at $14.99 a month. Otherwise, if you happen to be subscribed to TVision it’s on there, too. If subscriptions aren’t your thing, there are plenty of other options.
“Christmas Vacation” can be bought or rented through the usual suspects: Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, and AppleTV. But it’s also available to buy/rent at some of the smaller services, including VUDU, Redbox, Microsoft, and Row8 (Roku’s movie store). All these services are offering the film to rent at $3.99, except Row8 which has it at $3.49. If you’re looking to purchase, all those services have the film for $9.99.
For those with cable subscriptions TNT and TBS also have “Christmas Vacation” available but you’ll need your service provider login details. Cable subscribers can also watch the film over at amc.com or on the AMC apps beginning December 1.
My advice? If you’re not signed up for HBO Max, you can currently get a Black Friday offer on the ad tier subscription where you pay $1.99 a month for three months. For slightly more than the cost of renting the movie, you can get three months of HBO Max, which includes “Christmas Vacation.” And as long as you can stand the odd commercial, you’ve also gained three months of access to the Warner Bros. catalogue.