The day before Thanksgiving, ABC is airing Lights, Camera, Christmas!: Inside Holiday Movie Classics, a behind-the scenes look at classic holiday films. The TV special includes interviews with Hollywood stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo of the John Hughes directed National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Tim Allen of the 1994 comedy The Santa Clause. The host of the TV special is former child actor Peter Billingsley.
Peter Billingsley is best known for his role as Ralphie in the 1983 film A Christmas Story. The blue-eyed blonde Billingsley launched his acting career at the age of 2 – in a Geritol commercial with Broadway star (and Eight Is Enough stepmom) Betty Buckley as his mom. Billingsley has been in more than 100 commercials. Since A Christmas Story, Billingsley has become a TV and film producer and has appeared in several films including Marvel’s Iron Man (William Ginter Riva), and Four Christmases with Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon (Ticket Agent), among others. Lights, Camera, Christmas! airs Wednesday, November 22 at 10pm on ABC.