The Child Stars of Your Favorite Christmas Movies: Where Are They Now?

Remember these familiar faces?

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Catch up with the stars of your favorite holiday movies like Home Alone, It's a Wonderful Life, The Santa Clause, and more.

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Natalie Wood

The Hollywood legend began her impressive career playing Susan in the original (1947). After cementing her superstar status in movies like West Side Story and Gypsy, the Oscar-award winning actress tragically passed away when she drowned on a boat trip in 1981.

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Sofia Vassilieva

Everyone's favorite little Plaza resident hasn't stopped acting since her big break opposite Julie Andrews in (2003). The 26-year-old entertainer has appeared in a series of popular television shows like Supergirl, Timeless, Medium, and more.

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David Krumholtz

Before he scored his five season starring role on CBS's Numb3rs, the actor made his Hollywood debut as Santa's right-hand elf, Bernard, in both (1994) and (2002). Over the course of his career, he's made several appearances in popular shows like The Newsroom, Mom, The Good Wife, and much more.

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Daniel Tay

It's been 15 years since Daniel Tay landed his most well-known role in (2003). The young star, who acted opposite Will Ferrell in the film, went on to appear in a few more projects, but has kept a low profile and earned his last movie credit with Brooklyn Rules in 2007.

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Jake Lloyd

After starring in (1996) opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rita Wilson, Jake landed the iconic role of young Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. Following these early successes, Jake removed himself from Hollywood after it made his life a "living hell," he told . And in 2015, he made headlines when he was arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase, according to .

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Zach Galligan

While Zach Galligan has racked up more than 70 acting credits in small television and movie gigs, he'll always be remembered first and foremost for his breakthrough role in Steven Spielberg's (1984).

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Brett Kelly

Saint Nick's go-to sidekick made a comeback in 2016 when he reprised his (2003) role in the film's sequel. You may have also seen the 25-year-old Canadian in Unaccompanied Minors or Trick 'r Treat.

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Karolyn Grimes

Karolyn was just six years old when she starred in (1946) alongside James Stewart and Donna Reed. While she no longer acts, the 77-year-old still travels around the country, speaking at screenings of the beloved film. In 2000, she published , a collection of recipes inspired by the film.

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Peter Billingsley

He may be decades older, but the star of (1983) is still recognizable thanks to those bright blue eyes. Just like a few of the other actors on this list, Peter went on to have a busy Hollywood career. Since he starred in the Christmas classic, he's also appeared on TV shows like Who's the Boss, Punky Brewster, and The Wonder Years, produced another iconic holiday movie, Elf, and directed Couples Retreat in 2009.

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Macaulay Culkin

The 37-year-old child star best known for his role in (1990) and its sequel tends to shy away from the Hollywood spotlight nowadays, though he is set to star in the new movie Changeland.

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Johnny Galecki

Johnny, 42, has built up an impressive Hollywood resume since starring in (1992). For almost 10 years, he appeared on the ABC sitcom Roseanne as David (and is reprising the role in the upcoming reboot!). He also currently plays Leonard on CBS's wildly popular show The Big Bang Theory.

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Eric Lloyd

Back in the '90s, Eric Lloyd played Charlie, the son of Scott Calvin, aka Santa Claus' replacement in (1994) and its sequels. The actor went on to star in a few more movies, but none as big as this Christmas classic. The 31-year-old now lives in California where he owns his own movie and music production studio, LP Studios, and sings in the band RadioMason, according to .

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Mara Wilson

In addition to her starring role in (1994), the adorable kid actor also acted in two more iconic '90s films—Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire. The 30-year-old writer recently published an autobiography, and wrote a viral essay for speaking out against the sexualization of child actors.

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Taylor Momsen

The (2000) actress starred for three seasons on the CW's hit series Gossip Girl, before she was written off the show. Now the 24-year-old focuses on her music career, as the front woman for her band The Pretty Reckless.

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Thomas Brodie-Sangster

You may have seen the adorable kid from (2003) in a slew of recent movies and television shows including Game of Thrones and The Maze Runner. The 27-year-old actor also recently reprised his role with the rest of the cast in a mini-sequel, which raised awareness for Red Nose Day.

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