‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’ stars reunite for Ford Mustang Mach-E ad

Chris Teague

Chris Teague

Ford has enlisted the help of Clark and Ellen Griswold for its new "Christmas Vacation"-themed commercial.

The Griswolds are back. Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo are reprising their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold for a new national TV spot that also stars the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E. In the words of Mr. Griswold himself, “We’re gonna have the hap-hap-happiest Christmas.”

The ad recreates one of the movie’s most iconic scenes as the Clark calls the Griswold family out on to witness the annual lighting of the home’s iconic Christmas lights display. While various group members recite lines “Christmas Vacation” fans will take note of as being inspired by the original film, they face the home awaiting the big moment.

“It’s great to be back for another Christmas with my on-screen family and its rotating assortment of kids – and I have Ford and Mustang Mach-E to thank for paying me to do it,” said Chase. “I suppose you’re expecting some sort of riff on electric cars, but I can say with 85% certainty that this thing probably won’t cause any blackouts in your neighborhood when you plug it in.”

“My favorite side kick role is playing Ellen Griswold to Chevy’s Clark, my one and only Sparky,” D’Angelo said. “But this year, the brightest spark is the Mustang Mach-E in the driveway! Please don’t tell him I said that. I’m already in trouble for bringing a different set of kids every time we go on a vacation.”

As in the movie, the Griswold’s lights fail to illuminate and Ellen heads off to the garage and ends up flipping a light switch ahead of grabbing the charging cable for the Mustang Mach-E along the way. When Ellen plugs in the shiny new crossover… Well, you’ll just have to watch to see what happens.

Electri-vacation, starring the Griswolds | Mustang Mach-E | Ford

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A new short featuring Mustang Mach-E on the SNL Christmas Special on December 22.

Behind the Scenes: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E meets The Griswolds

Behind the Scenes: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E meets The Griswolds

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Behind the Scenes: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E meets The Griswolds

Behind the Scenes: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E meets The Griswolds

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Behind the Scenes: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E meets The Griswolds

Behind the Scenes: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E meets The Griswolds

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Behind the Scenes: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E meets The Griswolds

Behind the Scenes: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E meets The Griswolds

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Behind the Scenes: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E meets The Griswolds

Behind the Scenes: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E meets The Griswolds

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Behind the Scenes: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E meets The Griswolds

Behind the Scenes: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E meets The Griswolds

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Behind the Scenes: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E meets The Griswolds

Behind the Scenes: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E meets The Griswolds

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Behind the Scenes: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E meets The Griswolds

Behind the Scenes: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E meets The Griswolds

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Behind the Scenes: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E meets The Griswolds

Behind the Scenes: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E meets The Griswolds

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

 

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