Kids in classic Christmas films! What they look like today…

by Emily H
Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin

Christmas is just 8 days away, so we know you’ve been snuggled under a blanket catching up with your favourite Christmas films for a good few weeks by now.

However, while you’ve been watching those festive classics, have you ever wondered what the super cute kids look like today? We’ve got you covered…

Macaulay Culkin – Kevin McCallister, Home Alone
Culkin is most famous for his roles in the beloved ‘Home Alone’ and ‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.’ Today, after a high profile romance with Mila Kunis, acting appearances are pretty rare. His most high profile gig is frontman to his band The Pizza Underground.

Johnny Galecki

Johnny Galecki – Rusty, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Way back in 1989, Galecki starred as Rusty in the classic ‘Christmas Vacation.’ Today, he’s most famous for his role in the megahit ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ for which he reportedly makes upwards of $1,000,000 per episode.

Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson – Susan Walker, Miracle on 34th Street
Mara Wilson was arguably the ‘it’ actress of the ‘90’s. As well as ‘Miracle on 34th Street,’ she also had starring roles in ‘Matilda’ and ‘Mrs Doubtfire.’ Since then, she’s pretty much stayed out of the spotlight making only rare appearances in public.

Peter Billingsley

Peter Billingsley – Ralphie, A Christmas Story
As a child, Billingsley starred in 1983’s ‘A Christmas Story.’ Since then, he returned to his Christmas roots making a guest appearance in ‘Elf’ with Will Ferrell.

Taylor Momsen

Taylor Momsen – Cindy Lou Who, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Back in 2000, Momsen starred as the adorable Cindy Lou in ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ alongside Jim Carrey. Today, after her successful role in The CW’s ‘Gossip Girl,’ she sports a much edgier look while fronting her rock band The Pretty Reckless.

Which child actor do you think has changed the most? Tell us in the comments section.