Recast These Christmas Movies and We'll Guess How Old You Are

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Ian Fortey

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

If there's one thing Hollywood is good at it's remaking movies, including some of your holiday favorites. "A Christmas Carol" has been remade literally dozens of times over the years. There are three separate versions of the Canadian slasher movie "Black Christmas." Others like "Miracle on 34th Street" and "The Preacher's Wife" have also had more than one pass. It's just a thing to do, take a beloved story and remake it. But part of that also includes recasting the movie. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. And sometimes it makes us ponder who we'd cast if we had the chance to make a new version of "A Muppet's Christmas Carol."

If you not only consider yourself a big fan of holiday movies but also someone who has the skill to cast a movie better than any casting director, then have we got a quiz for you. Take a look at some of these holiday favorites both old and new and tell us who you think would be the best fit to star in them. We'll even guess exactly how old you are by the time it's all done. Is it a Christmas miracle? Take the quiz and see for yourself!

Will Ferrell is hugely popular in "Elf." Who do you think would have been even better as the lead?

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Chevy Chase played Clark Griswold in several movies. Who could replace him in a "Christmas Vacation" reboot?

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Everyone loves "Home Alone" right? Who do you think would make a better Harry, originally played by Joe Pesci?

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Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder made a great pair in "Edward Scissorhands." Who could replace Ryder as the love interest?

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Who would you cast if you were making a new "Christmas Vacation" and wanted a new Cousin Eddie?

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Jimmy Stewart is beloved in "It's a Wonderful Life." Who could replace him today?

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Jim Carrey's Grinch didn't go over that well, so let's replace him! Who should play the part?

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You remember "A Christmas Story," right? Who'd make a good Ralphie in a reboot?

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"Gremlins" wasn't just about little monsters. It was also about Phoebe Cates! Who could replace her as Kate?

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Let's remake "White Christmas." Who's replacing Bing Crosby?

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Tim Allen becomes Santa in "The Santa Clause" but let's reboot it with your choice. Who should it be?

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"The Muppet Christmas Carol" is a hilarious Christmas movie. Let's keep the Muppets and replace Michael Caine's Scrooge! Who's your choice?

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"Scrooged" was an update of "A Christmas Carol" starring Bill Murray. Could you replace him?

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It's not easy to replace Macauley Culkin in "Home Alone," but we can try. Who's your choice?

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Have you ever seen "Love Actually?" Who would be a great new edition to the ensemble?

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"Krampus" was a weird little horror/comedy movie. Who could play the Adam Scott role?

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Eddie Murphy was great in "Trading Places." Could anyone replace him?

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Could anyone else play a convincing Billy in "Gremlins?"

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There's a very weird ghost of Christmas past played by Carol Kane in "Scrooged." Who could be the new version?

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Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't make a lot of Christmas movies, but he made "Jingle All the Way." Who should replace him?

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You probably don't need to recast "Miracle on 34h Street," but say that you wanted to. Who should star in it?

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Cameron Diaz was great in "The Holiday." Who would also do a good job?

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It's hard to imagine anyone else in "Bad Santa" besides Billy Bob Thornton, but let's try. Who would you cast?

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Darren McGavin played the surly father in "A Christmas Story." Who could handle that job today?

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Not everyone agrees that "Die Hard" is a Christmas movie, but it is! Who's the best choice for the lead in a recasting?

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Did you know Chris Sarandon voiced Jack Skellington in "The Nightmare Before Christmas?" Who could voice him today?

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In "Bad Santa" Lauren Graham has a memorable role as a bartender who really, really likes Santa. Who else could handle that role?

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"Christmas with the Kranks" features the amazing Jamie Lee Curtis. Could anyone replace her?

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Tom Hanks voiced the main character in "The Polar Express." Who else has a voice that might work?

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Horror and Christmas cross paths in movies like "Black Christmas." Who would you cast as the slasher?

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