Friday, January 29, 2010

Original Vacation short Story by John Hughes! Vacation '58

For those of you that didn’t know, National Lampoon’s Vacation was originally a short story published by National Lampoon’s Magazine.  Vacation ’58 chronicled the very first Griswold Vacation.
Originally the Griswold’s were off to Disney Land… later when the film was made, Disney was going to be used but they objected the fact that Disney was closed. In real life Disney is open 365 days a year. That and they probably had problems with Clark shooting Walt Disney!

The late John Hughes also wrote a short story for the magazine that later became Christmas Vacation.

Check out this link for the Original Vacation ’58.


  1. I'm a huge John Hughes fan so this blog is a great find. Not sure if you've posted this but since you mentioned it, here's the short story "Vacation '59".

  2. Oops, meant to say CHRISTMAS '59. Sorry.