Dave and Chuck the Freak

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: (L-R) Johnny Galecki, Juliette Lewis, Diane Ladd, Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo attend the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 30th Anniversary Screening of "National Lampoons Christmas Vacation" at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn theatre on December 12, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/Getty Images)

The holidays are officially here and that means our streaming services are filled with a slew of cheesy Hallmark-y holiday movies designed to put you in the holiday spirit. More often than not, these movies feature a chick who goes back to her hometown for the holidays either after getting engaged to the wrong guy, being dumped by the wrong guy, breaking up with the guy that was actually the one… You get the picture.

I know this because every year, I watch as many cheesy holiday movies as I can. I don’t know why I do it. If nothing else, they provide a good laugh because they are always poorly made with plots that make no sense and feature actors who can’t make it in the soaps or are on the decline of their success.

Then there’s the holiday classics we have to watch every year. ‘Home Alone,’ ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas,’ ‘Bad Santa,’ the list goes on. One that’s always on everyone’s list is obviously ‘National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.’ A movie that is quote-worthy all year round, but what if, instead of a comedy classic, it was actually a thriller. Well, thanks to the internet we can see what those trailers look like. Yes, there’s a couple versions of ‘Christmas Vacation’ as a thriller and they’re glorious. Check them out below. Happy holidays!