If you’re anything like me, you look forward to the holidays all year long. Something as silly as the thrill of a highly anticipated cold front, all so you have an excuse to cozy up in front of the Christmas tree with a delicious cup of hot chocolate, is everything I need to get into the holiday spirit. As you can probably imagine, this includes binge-watching my favorite Christmas movies together with my loved ones despite having memorized line by line. From classic holiday romcoms like The Holiday to hysterical and quote-worthy comedies like Elf… correct me if I’m wrong, but what’s not to love about Christmas time?
I have a confession to make, too: a part of me believes in the ghost of Christmas past, but I can’t be the only one, right? I digress. The spirit of Christmas goes far beyond the superficialities, such as stressing over which movie to stream this holiday season. It’s a time of year that gives us the gift of hope that was once lost while encouraging us to be kind and compassionate to those around us. The holidays mean something different to each and every one of us, but if you’re looking for a good laugh and a sweet distraction from the Christmas chaos, you’ve come to the right place.
Keep scrolling for the Christmas character you resonate with most, based on your zodiac sign.
Aries: You're Clark Griswold, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
In addition to your firecracker ways and childlike impulsivity, Clark's competitive streak and insatiable need to be the best Father with the best Christmas decorations and largest Christmas tree in town very much resembles your planetary ruler, Mars. There's nothing you enjoy more than a good challenge, and Clark is no exception. If you've had the pleasure of watching this movie, then you're no stranger to the fact that he goes to great (sometimes even dangerous) lengths to see his family happy.
Taurus: You're Scott Calvin, The Santa Claus
Being stubborn comes with the turf when you're a fixed earth sign, but there's a darker side to your Venusian persona, and you often hide it well. Similar to Scott's greed and envy when regarding the custody of his son and job as a salesman, you're notorious for prioritizing your creature comforts and financial stability above all else. In Scott's case, it wasn't until he was left with no choice but to take on the role of Santa Claus that he discovered what his true values were.
Gemini: You're Harry and Marv, Home Alone
Did you know that your planetary ruler, Mercury, is considered a thief and a trickster in mythology? This, along with your savvy duality, resembles the main antagonists—also known as the Wet Bandits—in this 1990 Christmas comedy. Harry and Marv are two burglars targeting rich and renovated homes during the holiday season, which can also resonate with your zodiac archetype, the twins. So devious and cunning, Harry Lyme goes as far as staging his role as a neighborhood cop, all so he can access and snoop around the McCallister residence.
Cancer: You're Ralphie, A Christmas Story
A sweet and kind boy growing up in the 1950s, Ralphie looks forward to the glorious season of Christmas all year long. Similar to your sentimental and empathic persona, Ralphie's innocence and nativity make him prone to daydreaming and believing in the magic of Santa Claus. That hope and wonder is truly innate when you're ruled by the moon, just like the way Ralphie wishes for that Red Ryder BB gun.
Leo: You're The Grinch, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
In addition to being ruled by the sun, you also rule the heart. This, of course, reminds me of the Grinch and how he supposedly "has a heart that's two sizes too small." He still has one, nonetheless, and in the same way people often mistake your fierce individuality for pride and arrogance, the Grinch isn't afraid to be his most authentic self, despite being surrounded by the judgemental Whos of Whoville. I'm not saying stealing Christmas presents is the right thing to do, but what else would a big kid at heart do?
Virgo: You're Kevin McCallister, Home Alone
A strategic and bright intellectual, your planetary ruler, Mercury, can explain your brilliant mind and innate ability to problem solve. Kevin is similar in the sense that he's observant and exceptionally gifted. The way he goes as far as indulging in his hygienic routine, not to mention restocking groceries when his parents aren't home, resembles your tidy, productive, and dutiful nature. Also, who are we kidding? Only a Virgo could single-handedly pull off those burglar traps!
Libra: You're Jacojab Marley, A Christmas Carol
Your archetype is symbolic of justice and partnership. This very much aligns with Jacob Marley's character as he is Ebenezer Scrooge's former business partner, who now drags heavy chains in the afterlife due to his greed and selfish behavior when he was still alive. Despite being doomed for all eternity, he still tries to warn Scrooge about the repercussions of his actions.
Scorpio: Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol
Being ruled by Pluto (Lord of the Underworld) makes you equally as bitter as you are standoffish, especially when scorned. Similarly, Ebenezer Scrooge's lack of empathy and warmth can resemble your coldness, vengeance, and passive-aggressive behavior, but it typically stems from repressed anger. Nevertheless, it only took encountering the dead for Ebenezer to transform, even if that meant surrendering his old ways for good.
Sagittarius: You're Billy Mack, Love Actually
You're an eternal optimist compared to the rest of the zodiac, and you're always down for a new adventure. Former rockstar Billy Mack is no different because despite being a had-been who indulged in a little too much rock and roll, he'll stop at nothing to make a comeback with his new version of the Troggs song, "Love Is All Around."
Capricorn: You're Susan Walker, Miracle on 34th Street
Wise beyond your years, your Saturnian persona can explain why you're often the most poised and precocious among your peers. The young Susan Walker is no exception, and her need to "see to believe" resembles your grounded and pragmatic nature. After all, it was her mother who made sure she didn't entertain silly ideas like believing in Santa Claus, but when Susan crossed paths with Kris Kringle at the Macy's department store, everything changed.
Aquarius: You're Buddy, Elf
Your planetary ruler, Uranus, has almost everything to do with your wild eccentricities and rebellious nature. You've never been the type to fall in line, similar to the way Buddy grew up feeling like he didn't belong or fit in with the rest of the elves at the North Pole. It wasn't much different for Buddy when he tried reconnecting with his father in New York City, but in the end, he was the only one who had what it took to save Christmas.
Pisces: You're Jack Skellington, A Nightmare Before Christmas
Elusive Neptune is the planet of dreams, illusions, and universal love; it's also your modern ruler in Astrology. This can explain everything from your deeply compassionate nature to your vivid imagination and colorful musings. In addition to being a talented singer, Jack is kind and loving to everyone around him. His grace also epitomizes your Piscean artistry and water element, but his unrealistic dreams (of wanting to be Santa Claus) almost got the best of him.