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This is the place they filmed Christmas Trip in Colorado

This is the place they filmed Christmas Trip in Colorado

‘Nationwide Lampoon’s Christmas Trip’ was once more named the all time Christmas film by 9NEWS viewers.

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — Colorado’s favourite Christmas film has deep roots within the Centennial State.

The 1989 film traditional “Nationwide Lampoon’s Christmas Trip” — which tells the story of Clark Griswold making an attempt to placed on the proper Christmas for his household — filmed a lot of its scenes in Colorado.

Provided that the film is ready in Chicago (which is a multi-day drive away from the mountains) these huge alpine bushes and mountainous valleys may look a well-known to Coloradans. That’s as a result of a number of scenes from the traditional Christmas movie had been shot in Summit County.

In line with the Breckenridge Tourism Workplace, all of it went down within the spring of 1989.

The film begins with a tree-cutting scene because the household heads out to the nation to choose the proper Christmas tree. That occurred close to the Breckenridge Golf Course close to Tiger Highway. The subdivision close by hadn’t truly been constructed but.

This wasn’t the one “Chicago”-oriented state of affairs that was filmed in Breckenridge.

The sledding scene was filmed at Breckenridge Ski Space’s Peak 8. When Clark is dodging site visitors on the slick saucer, that was on Frisco’s Summit Boulevard.

In line with GoBreck, Clark’s sled finally leads to a Toys For Tots bin in entrance of the Walmart in Frisco.

GoBreck mentioned native crew was additionally concerned in filming and a producer did all the pieces they may to maintain cash on the town. Actually, the buying scenes with Clark and Eddie had been shot on the Frisco Walmart.

In the meantime, Summit Excessive Faculty in Frisco was transformed into a canopy set for the throwback residence video scene.

You possibly can try a bunch of behind-the-scenes photographs of the 1989 manufacturing in Breckenridge on-line right here.

After six rounds of voting, “Nationwide Lampoon’s Christmas Trip” beat out 63 different motion pictures to be named one of the best Christmas film by 9NEWS viewers. 

The 4th annual 9NEWS Christmas Film Bracket was launched in early December with 64 vacation motion pictures. That is “Christmas Trip’s” third victory in 4 years within the 9NEWS Christmas Film Bracket, which first launched in 2018.

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