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

By: Ian Fortey

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

Elf Will Ferrell is hugely popular in "Elf." Who do you think would have been even better as the lead?
KJ Apa
Billy Crystal
Kevin Hart
I think Will Ferrell was perfect.

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Christmas Vacation A Chevy Chase played Clark Griswold in several movies. Who could replace him in a "Christmas Vacation" reboot?
Ryan Reynolds
No one replaces Chevy Chase.
Bradley Cooper
Ed Helms

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Home Alone A Everyone loves "Home Alone" right? Who do you think would make a better Harry, originally played by Joe Pesci?
Chris Hemsworth
You can't beat Joe Pesci.
Jake Gyllenhaal
Michael Shannon

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Edward Scissorhands Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder made a great pair in "Edward Scissorhands." Who could replace Ryder as the love interest?
Camila Mendes
Bryce Dallas Howard
Miley Cyrus
I liked Winona Ryder in that.

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Christmas Vacation B Who would you cast if you were making a new "Christmas Vacation" and wanted a new Cousin Eddie?
Cameron Monaghan
Willem Dafoe
Zach Galifinakis
You can't replace Randy Quaid.

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It's a Wonderful Life Jimmy Stewart is beloved in "It's a Wonderful Life." Who could replace him today?
Timothee Chalamet
Gary Oldman
Ryan Gosling
Brad Pitt

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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Jim Carrey's Grinch didn't go over that well, so let's replace him! Who should play the part?
Shawn Mendes
John Malkovich
Steve Buscemi
Tilda Swinton

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A Christmas Story A You remember "A Christmas Story," right? Who'd make a good Ralphie in a reboot?
Noah Schnapp
That kid from "Modern Family"
Asher Angel
Finn Wolfhard

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Gremlins A "Gremlins" wasn't just about little monsters. It was also about Phoebe Cates! Who could replace her as Kate?
Kendall Jenner
Jennifer Lawrence
Saoirse Ronan
Emma Stone

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White Christmas Let's remake "White Christmas." Who's replacing Bing Crosby?
Asa Butterfield
George Clooney
Chris Pratt
Justin Timberlake

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The Santa Clause Tim Allen becomes Santa in "The Santa Clause" but let's reboot it with your choice. Who should it be?
Neil Patrick Harris
Jack Nicholson
Chris Hemsworth
Jeff Goldblum

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The Muppet Christmas Carol "The Muppet Christmas Carol" is a hilarious Christmas movie. Let's keep the Muppets and replace Michael Caine's Scrooge! Who's your choice?
David Harbour
Morgan Freeman
Joseph Gordon Leavitt
Brad Pitt

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Scrooged A "Scrooged" was an update of "A Christmas Carol" starring Bill Murray. Could you replace him?
Cole Sprouse
Woody Harrelson
Channing Tatum
Nic Cage

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Home Alone B It's not easy to replace Macauley Culkin in "Home Alone," but we can try. Who's your choice?
Ty Simpkins
No need to remake that one.
Jackson Dunn
Gaten Matarazzo

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Love, Actually Have you ever seen "Love Actually?" Who would be a great new edition to the ensemble?
Tom Holland
Tom Hanks
Robert Downey Jr.
Scarlett Johansson

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Krampus "Krampus" was a weird little horror/comedy movie. Who could play the Adam Scott role?
Matt Damon
Conan O'Brien
Leonardo DiCaprio
Adam Scott seemed cool.

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Trading Places Eddie Murphy was great in "Trading Places." Could anyone replace him?
Kevin Hart
Nope, Eddie Murphy is it.
Ron Funches
Will Smith

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Gremlins B Could anyone else play a convincing Billy in "Gremlins?"
Finn Wolfhard
Jim Parsons
David Tennant
Paul Rudd

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Scrooged B There's a very weird ghost of Christmas past played by Carol Kane in "Scrooged." Who could be the new version?
Lili Reinhart
Nicole Kidman
Maisie Williams
Kristen Schaal

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Jingle All the Way Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't make a lot of Christmas movies, but he made "Jingle All the Way." Who should replace him?
Dwayne Johnson
You don't replace Arnold Schwarzenegger.
John Cena
Vin Diesel

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Miracle on 34th Street You probably don't need to recast "Miracle on 34h Street," but say that you wanted to. Who should star in it?
George Takei
Kris Kristofferson
Anthony Hopkins
Morgan Freeman

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The Holiday Cameron Diaz was great in "The Holiday." Who would also do a good job?
Halsey
Julianne Moore
Amy Adams
Jessica Chastain

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Bad Santa It's hard to imagine anyone else in "Bad Santa" besides Billy Bob Thornton, but let's try. Who would you cast?
Skeet Ulrich
Mel Gibson
Justin Timberlake
Nic Cage

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A Christmas Story B Darren McGavin played the surly father in "A Christmas Story." Who could handle that job today?
Jeff Goldblum
Bill Murray
Bryan Cranston
Alec Baldwin

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Die Hard Not everyone agrees that "Die Hard" is a Christmas movie, but it is! Who's the best choice for the lead in a recasting?
Dwayne Johnson
Chuck Norris
John Cena
It should still be Bruce Willis.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas Did you know Chris Sarandon voiced Jack Skellington in "The Nightmare Before Christmas?" Who could voice him today?
Chris Evans
Liam Neeson
Keanu Reeves
Jeff Goldblum

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Bad Santa B In "Bad Santa" Lauren Graham has a memorable role as a bartender who really, really likes Santa. Who else could handle that role?
Sophie Turner
Cate Blanchett
Lupita Nyong'o
Natalie Portman

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Christmas with the Kranks "Christmas with the Kranks" features the amazing Jamie Lee Curtis. Could anyone replace her?
Emily Blunt
Meryl Streep
Amy Adams
Sandra Bullock

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The Polar Express Tom Hanks voiced the main character in "The Polar Express." Who else has a voice that might work?
Channing Tatum
Jack Nicholson
John Cena
Nic Cage

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Black Christmas Horror and Christmas cross paths in movies like "Black Christmas." Who would you cast as the slasher?
Gaten Matarazzo
Russell Crowe
Robert Downey Jr.
Ryan Reynolds

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