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Here's An Update On These 23 Child Actors From Classic Christmas Movies From The '80s, '90s, And Even '00s

Peter Billingsley, who starred as Ralphie in A Christmas Story in 1983, went on to produce movies like Elf and Iron Man. He even appeared in both films too.

1. First, Miffy Englefield as Sophie in The Holiday in 2006:

Close-up of Miffy in a sweater

Miffy Englefield now:

Close-up of Miffy in a sleeveless outfit and stole

2. Eric Lloyd as Charlie Calvin in The Santa Clause in 1994:

Close-up of Eric in a jacket and looking up

Eric Lloyd now:

Close-up of Eric in a colorful shirt and suit at a media event

3. Liliana Mumy as Lucy Miller in The Santa Clause 2 in 2002:

Close-up of Liliana smiling and wearing a striped out

Liliana Mumy now:

4. Daniel Tay as Michael Hobbs in Elf in 2003:

Daniel wearing a beanie and coat

Daniel Tay in 2009:

Close-up of Daniel smiling at a media event

5. Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Sam in Love Actually in 2003:

Close-up of Thomas smiling and wearing a jacket

Thomas Brodie-Sangster now:

Close-up of Thomas in a bow tie and suit at a media event

6. Olivia Olson as Joanna in Love Actually in 2003:

Close-up of Olivia holding a microphone

Olivia Olson now:

7. Peter Billingsley as Ralphie Parker in A Christmas Story in 1983:

Close-up of Peter in a sweater

Peter Billingsley now:

Close-up of Peter in a suit, no tie, smiling at a media event

8. Ian Petrella as Randy Parker in A Christmas Story in 1983:

Close-up of Ian in a hooded coat and scarf

Ian Petrella reprising his role as Randy in A Christmas Story Christmas in 2022:

Close-up of Ian in a brimmed hat and scarf

9. Scott Schwartz as Flick in A Christmas Story in 1983:

Close-up of Scott in a hat, scarf, and coat

Scott Schwartz reprising his role as Flick in A Christmas Story Christmas in 2022:

Close-up of Scott with a jacket and mustache

10. R.D. Robb as Schwartz in A Christmas Story in 1983:

Close-up of RD in a knit hat, scarf, and coat

R.D. Robb reprising his role as Schwartz in A Christmas Story Christmas in 2022:

Close-up of RD wearing a "Schwartz" shirt

11. Zack Ward as Scut Farkus in A Christmas Story in 1983:

Zach smiling and wearing a coat and furry hat

Zack Ward now:

Zach wearing a cap, shirt, and jeans at a media event

12. Tyler James Williams as Charlie Goldfinch in Unaccompanied Minors in 2006:

Close-up of Tyler in a shirt, tie, sweater, and jacket

Tyler James Williams now:

Close-up of Tyler in a suit, no tie, at a media event

13. Dyllan Christopher as Spencer Davenport in Unaccompanied Minors in 2006:

Close-up of Dyllan with longish, tousled hair looking stunned

Dyllan Christopher in 2013:

Dyllan smiling at a media event and wearing a plaid top

14. Quinn Shephard as Donna Malone in Unaccompanied Minors in 2006:

Close-up of Quinn smiling

Quinn Shephard now:

Quinn in a spaghetti-strap satiny, cutout-bodice dress at a media event

15. Gia Mantegna as Grace Conrad in Unaccompanied Minors in 2006:

Close-up of Gia

Gia Mantegna now:

Close-up of Gia smiling at a media event

16. Brett Kelly as Thurman Merman in Bad Santa in 2003:

Close-up of Brett looking serious

Brett Kelly in 2016:

Brett in a suit and tie at a media event

17. Zach Galligan as Billy Peltzer in Gremlins in 1984:

Close-up of Zach in a sweater

Zach Galligan now:

Zach at a media event in a shirt, jacket, and pants

18. Juliette Lewis as Audrey Griswold in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation in 1989:

Close-up of Juliette with curly hair

Juliette Lewis now:

Close-up of Juliette with an updo and tendrils at a media event

19. Johnny Galecki as Rusty Griswold in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation in 1989:

Johnny wearing a knit hat, sweater, and jacket

Johnny Galecki now:

Johnny in a shirt and jacket at a media event

20. Taylor Momsen as Cindy Lou Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas in 2000:

Close-up of Taylor with pigtails and bangs

Taylor Momsen now:

Close-up of Taylor in a low-cut, long-sleeved knit outfit

21. Kieran Culkin as Fuller McCallister in Home Alone in 1990:

Close-up of Kieran in glasses and suspenders

Kieran Culkin now:

Kieran in a suit, no tie, at a Succession media event

22. Angela Goethals as Linnie McCallister in Home Alone in 1990:

Angela in a turtleneck and sweater

Angela Goethals now:

23. And finally, Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister in Home Alone in 1990:

Close-up of Macaulay in a plaid shirt

Macaulay Culkin now:

Close-up of Macaulay in a top, pants, and sneakers at a media event with Brenda Song