Sean Connery for Santa Claus, please!

Sean Connery for Santa? Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell as the Griswolds? TiVo polled American audiences for help recasting some classic holiday movies — and the results may surprise you.

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With the popularity of remakes at an all-time high, TiVo polled Americans to ask them to recast some of our favorite holiday shows with modern actors and actresses.

Let’s start with the classic symbol of Christmas: Santa Claus. More people polled wanted to see a funny Santa over a traditional Santa, however 24 percent of voters said they would like actor Sean Connery to play a classic Santa role. As far as a funny Santa, Jack Black won out with 27 percent of those polled wanting to see him play Saint Nick in a Christmas comedy.

America nailed it when picking who should be recast as the Griswolds from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation: Modern Family‘s Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell.

If The Grinch were remade, 45 percent of voters chose Hugh Laurie‘s Dr. House character for the role, followed by The Big Bang Theory‘s Sheldon Cooper and How I Met Your Mother‘s Barney Stinson.

The hilarious holiday classic A Christmas Story should have iCarly’s Noah Munck (Gibby) as Ralphie, said those polled, followed by Modern Family stars Nolan Gould (Luke Dunphy) and Rico Rodriguez (Manny Delgado).

Who would most Americans want to spend the holidays with? The Griswolds (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation) tied with the cast of NCIS for that honor.

While we are talking about holiday classics, TiVo plans on making a $1 donation to Toys for Tots for each individual recording of It’s A Wonderful Life, which airs on NBC on Saturday, Dec. 24 at 8 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. CT. Their “rewarding for recording” program is a great way to give back while enjoying a wonderful holiday classic.

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