'Four Christmases' Cast: Where Are They Now?


In my very humble opinion, Four Christmases is one of the most underrated Christmas movies out there. Whether or not you come from a divorced home, the story of one couple hopping around families on Christmas Eve is incredibly relatable and hilarious largely in thanks to its all-star cast. 

The holiday comedy, directed by Seth Gordon, stars Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn as a couple trying to fly out to a beach vacation for the holidays from their home in San Francisco. They both lied to their families about not being able to make it back home, but when flights get canceled, they're forced to visit all four sets of parents.  Screenwriters Jon Lucas, Scott Moore, Matt Allen, and Caleb Wilson capitalized on the drama and chaos of the Christmas season while writing comedy gold for the actors to deliver on-screen.

Fun fact,  executive producer Peter Billingsley starred as Ralphie in another timeless Christmas film, A Christmas Story. He also has a small role in the film, working as one of the airline ticket agents. The film has a strong supporting cast, which includes Katy Mixon, Carol Kane, Colleen Camp, Jack Donner, Steve Wiebe, Brian Baumgartner, Patrick Van Horn, Skyler Gisondo, and even country singers Dwight Yoakam and Tim McGraw.        

Here's what all of your favorite Four Christmases cast members have been up to since the film was released in 2008.

1. Reese Witherspoon

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Witherspoon stars as Kate, who initially goes into the holiday knowing what she wants, but realizes she's ready for the next step of marriage and kids after being around her family. She also has a particularly entertaining scene in which she tries to steal back her pregnancy test from her niece Kasi in the "jump jump."

It's no secret that Witherspoon is one of the busiest women in Hollywood. One of the highest-paid actresses in the world, the star went on to appear in numerous high-profile films including Wild, Home Again, Water for Elephants, and successful TV shows Big Little Lies, Little Fires Everywhere and The Morning Show.

2. Vince Vaughn

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Vince Vaughn in the role of Brad is proof that he's easily one of the funniest guys in the business. Brad is the complete opposite of his father and brothers because he is successful and polished and has tried to put some of his embarrassing family drama behind him (including his birth name, Orlando). 

Vaughn went on to star in Couples Retreat, The Internship, Delivery Man, True Detective on HBO, and most recently the film Freaky.

3. Mary Steenburgen

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Steenburgen was the perfect choice to play Kate's mother, Marilyn Kinkaid. In maybe one of the most hilarious scenes in the entire movie, she takes the family to the church where her new boyfriend, Pastor Phil, works. She also completely embarrasses her daughter by showing Brad old photos from Kate's rough younger years.

The actress went on to appear in The Proposal, The Help, Book Club, and the upcoming Christmas film, Happiest Season. She's also been married to actor Ted Danson since 1995, one of the sweetest long-lasting relationships in Hollywood.

4. Robert Duvall

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Is there anyone else who could have perfectly captured Brad's father Howard McVie? Nope. Duvall nailed it. It doesn't matter how many times you've seen this movie you'll still cackle with laughter watching Brad and Howard try to hook up the new cable dish (Brad's Christmas gift) to the roof. 

Duvall has since starred in Crazy Heart, The Road, The Judge and Wild Horses.

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5. Sissy Spacek

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Brad's mother Paula is currently married to his former best friend Darryl (Patrick Van Horn), which makes for some very entertaining tension as Darryl tries to act like a real stepfather. There are so many entertaining scenes in the film but the game at her house is top-notch. It's especially hilarious watching Brad's brother Denver and his wife Susan. 

Spacek has appeared in Get Low, The Help, The Old Man & the Gun, the Netflix series Bloodline, and the Hulu show Castle Rock.

6. Dwight Yoakam

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Pastor Phil is hilarious and Yoakam does a perfect job capturing the performance of a pastor in a megachurch. The country star has quite an interesting filmography but this is definitely one of our favorites of his performances. 

Yoakam, in addition to still having a successful music career, has since appeared in Dirty Girl, Bloodworth, Logan Lucky, and the TV series Goliath.

7. Tim McGraw

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Tim McGraw playing Brad's brother Dallas is equally unexpected and hilarious. The country singer plays the lead character's very different brother and gets incredibly upset when Brad ruins Santa Claus for his young boys. 

McGraw has had a successful film career over the years separate from his music. He's appeared in The Blind Side, Dirty Girl, Country Strong, Tomorrowland and The Shack.

8. Kristin Chenoweth

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Chenoweth was the perfect choice to play Kate's sister Courtney. Only she could take on such a small role and make it as memorable as anyone else in the movie.

The Broadway star, in addition to her musical theatre career, has since starred in You Again, The Boy Next Door, The Star, The Witches, the Netflix Christmas film Holidate and more.

9. Jon Favreau

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Jon Favreau is truly hilarious as Brad's other brother, Denver. Not only does he wrestle his brother to the ground multiple times and have incredible chemistry with his on-screen wife, Katy Mixon, but he delivers his lines with pure comedy genius. 

Favreau has had one of the most interesting careers in the film industry. You most likely recognize him from his array of supporting roles in various films, but he's also become a renowned filmmaker. Favreau has directed numerous films and TV shows including Iron Man, The Jungle Book, The Lion King and the Disney plus original series, The Mandalorian.

10. Jon Voight

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Jon Voight plays Kate's father, Creighton Kinkaid. Though he only makes an appearance at the end of the film (as the last stop on the list of families), he definitely makes an impression on Kate. He and her mother have come together for the holidays for the sake of the kids and grandchildren and it's a really inspiring thing to witness. 

Voight, already a celebrated actor in the business, has gone on to appear in Getaway, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and the TV series, Ray Donovan.

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'Four Christmases' Cast: Where Are They Now?