Remaking Christmas Vacation: My Casting Choices

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!! For my last Christmas post of the year, I decided to do another remake article. This time, I chose one of my all time favorite holiday films, Christmas Vacation! This one was definitely one of the hardest remake articles I’ve done. There were SO many fantastic contenders and having to narrow them down to one choice was almost impossible. As always, I made my casting choices based on age, looks, and how I picture their overall performances. I hope you enjoy and have a wonderful holiday season!! (REMINDER: this is just hypothetical fun! I respect everyone mentioned, and this series isn’t meant to tear anyone down or be disrespectful!!!)

Clark Griswold

Original Actor: Chevy Chase (Pictured Top) – My Choice: Anders Holm (Workaholics, Modern Family)

Ellen Griswold

Original Actress: Beverly D’Angelo (Pictured Top Left) – My Choice: Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit, Hail Caesar!)

Clark, Sr.

Original Actor: John Randolph (Pictured Top) – My Choice: Henry Winkler (Better Late Than Never, Click)


Original Actress: Diane Ladd (Pictured Top) – My Choice: Lisa Kudrow (Friends, Analyze This)


Original Actor: E.G. Marshall (Pictured Top) – My Choice: Brian Cox (The Ringer, The Ring)


Original Actress: Doris Roberts (Pictured Left) – My Choice: Fran Drescher (The Nanny, Santa’s Slay)

Cousin Eddie

Original Actor: Randy Quaid (Pictured Top) – My Choice: Tyler Labine (Tucker And Dale vs. Evil, Zack And Miri Make A Porno)

Cousin Catherine

Original Actress: Miriam Flynn (Pictured Left) – My Choice: Heather Matarazzo (Scream 3, Hostel Part 2)

Uncle Lewis

Original Actor: William Hickey (Pictured Top) – My Choice: Clint Howard (Workaholics, Halloween)

Aunt Bethany

Original Actress: Mae Questel (Pictured Left) – My Choice: Carol Mansell (Seinfeld, Friends)

Todd Chester

Original Actor: Nicholas Guest (Pictured Top) – My Choice: Glen Powell (Scream Queens, Top Gun: Maverick)

Margo Chester

Original Actress: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Pictured Left) – My Choice: Margaret Qualley (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, The Nice Guys)

Frank Shirley

Original Actor: Brian Doyle-Murray (Pictured Top) – My Choice: Lance Barber (The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon)


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