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Artpark announces `A (Virtual) Christmas with the Griswolds` (Image provided by Artpark & Company)
Artpark announces "A (Virtual) Christmas with the Griswolds" (Image provided by Artpark & Company)

The gift that keeps on giving: Artpark presents 'A (Virtual) Christmas with The Griswolds' and Chevy Chase & Beverly D'Angelo

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Mon, Nov 16th 2020 10:20 am

Streaming live at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28

Light up your holidays and join Christmas’ favorite couple, Ellen and Clark Griswold, for a virtual salute to the holiday classic “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” Chevy Chase (Clark) and Beverly D’Angelo (Ellen) will lead audiences through this live Artpark event as they share fan-favorite clips from the movie, reveal their favorite memories from the making of the “Vacation” franchise, and answer fan questions in a live audience Q&A at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28.

Tickets are $25 per device and are on sale now at www.artpark.net. A portion of ticket sales benefit the “Artpark Live” campaign to help nonprofit Artpark & Company continue its mission to create, nurture and present the arts.

An original member of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” Chase was a trailblazer who turned “SNL” success into Hollywood mega-stardom. The movies “Caddyshack,” “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” “Fletch” and “Three Amigos” all contributed to making Chase a worldwide household name.

Perhaps best known for her portrayal of Ellen Griswold in the “National Lampoon” franchise, actress-singer D’Angelo has had an accomplished career spanning four-plus decades. Her acting resume includes roles in over 60 films and appearances in some of pop-cultures most celebrated television series, including “The Simpsons,” “Law & Order: SVU” and “Entourage.”

A press release said, “Fans can expect the unexpected as these legends share a no-holds-barred trip down memory lane and unveil the behind-the-scenes secrets of the making of a blockbuster film franchise.

“Add a new twist to your holiday tradition – gather the family and cozy up on the couch as we stream the Griswolds directly to your living room for this live virtual event that is fun for all ages. Chestnuts and eggnog recommended!”

The Earl W. Brydges Artpark is operated by nonprofit organization Artpark & Company Inc. in collaboration with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. For more information, visit www.artpark.net.

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