Quiz: Recast These Christmas Movies and We'll Guess How Old You Are: HowStuffWorks
Recast These Christmas Movies and We'll Guess How Old You Are
By: 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!
New Line Cinema / Guy Walks Into a Bar Productions
Will Ferrell is hugely popular in "Elf." Who do you think would have been even better as the lead?
Chevy Chase played Clark Griswold in several movies. Who could replace him in a "Christmas Vacation" reboot?
Everyone loves "Home Alone" right? Who do you think would make a better Harry, originally played by Joe Pesci?
20th Century Fox
Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder made a great pair in "Edward Scissorhands." Who could replace Ryder as the love interest?
Who would you cast if you were making a new "Christmas Vacation" and wanted a new Cousin Eddie?
Jimmy Stewart is beloved in "It's a Wonderful Life." Who could replace him today?
Jim Carrey's Grinch didn't go over that well, so let's replace him! Who should play the part?
You remember "A Christmas Story," right? Who'd make a good Ralphie in a reboot?
Warner Bros. / Amblin Entertainment
"Gremlins" wasn't just about little monsters. It was also about Phoebe Cates! Who could replace her as Kate?
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