Christmas ‘59 by John Hughes

Christmas ‘59

Daring Fireball reminds us about “Christmas ‘59”, a short story by John Hughes, which was the basis for the 1989 film National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

It is follow up his short story “Vacation ‘58”, which was turned into the 1983 film National Lampoon’s Vacation. Both short stories are based on experiences he had as a child and were published in National Lampoon Magazine. We miss you John.

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale founded Laughing Squid in 1995 in San Francisco and is currently based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.