Christmas kids all grown up

Published: 23 Dec 2015

With just two weeks left until Christmas Day arrives, we take a look at those little ones who appeared in some festive films and where they are now


MARA WILSON AKA SUSAN WALKER IN MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

She’s probably more commonly recognised as Matilda and the daughter of Mrs Doubtfire but Mara Wilson was also the cute wee girl alongside Richard Attenborough’s Santa. In later life she decided to turn her back on Hollywood and is now working on a storytelling career both on stage and in a blog.

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TAYLOR MOMSEN AS CINDY LOU WHO IN HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

Who knew that Gossip Girl star and now lead singer of The Pretty Reckless was also the cute little girl who made friends with the grumpy Grinch?


ERIC LLOYD AS CHARLIE CALVIN IN THE SANTA CLAUSE

Following his role in the festive film starring Tim Allen, little Eric had 20 different roles. Then he appeared in The Santa Clause 2 as a troubled 16 year old. He then left movies for four years and even after his return, he only appeared in four films. He spent his time earning a BA in film production and moved behind the camera. He also started his own recording label and made an album with his band.

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JAKE LLOYD AKA JAMIE LANGSTON IN JINGLE ALL THE WAY

He played Arnie’s son in this 90s Christmas classic. He then went onto to play the young Darth Vader in Star Wars Episode I. Then, having also appeared on TV shows including ER, quit the showbiz world claiming acting had made his childhood a living hell. He later went on to study film at college but was in the newspapers recently after being involved in a police car chase.

 

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