Gabriela Herstik
Updated Dec 18, 2017 @ 10:40 am
holiday characters
Credit: Anna Buckley

We can’t believe we’re saying this, but it’s December. It’s actually December. We’d been putting it off for a while, but now we’re officially in the holiday spirit, ready to watch all the holiday movies, drink all the hot cocoa, and buy all the gifts. We’re pretty partial to the cinematic offerings at this time as well, and there’s nothing we love more than watching our favorite holiday flick. Because we know you’ve also got these films on the brain, we’ve rounded up what each zodiac sign’s holiday character soulmate is. Not only will this help you learn a little bit more about your zodiac sign and yourself, we also hope that it will make it easier for you to pick a holiday movie next time you’ve blanked.

We’ve got the best of the best on here, from Christmas classics like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to year-round classics like Elf and The Nightmare Before Christmas. And since each movie is paired with a different zodiac sign, now you have a new way to analyze your friends and family when you get together to celebrate. We consulted with astrologer extraordinaire Amelia Quint of The Midheaven to make sure this list was legit. So go ahead — we invite you to read over this, discuss, and analyze. We’ll be here, tea in hand, watching our favorite holiday movie.

1Capricorn (December 22nd-January 19th)

Jack Skellington

You may be an earth sign, dearest Capricorn, but you also appreciate adventure. Jack Skellington, from The Nightmare Before Christmas, embodies your desire to explore and adventure as you aim to blossom as a person. You’re always looking to learn and grow so you can find and believe your truth, even if it does take you to faraway lands. Jack is the same. Plus, he loves Christmas, which is true of you too. After all, this is your birth season.

2Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th)

Cindy Lou Who

Cindy Lou Who from The Grinch is always doing her own thing. She blazes her own path, and comes to her own conclusions. Much like you, Aquarius. Her inquisitive nature and her love of people (read, her humanitarian Aquarian heart) helps her see a side to the Grinch that many don’t see. She doesn’t mind standing up for what she believes in, even though she’s the only one standing — again, just like you, water bearer.

3Pisces (February 19th-March 20th)

Frosty the Snowman

Frosty doesn’t just believe in magic, he is magic. Or rather his top hat is, but we rest our case. Not only do Pisces and Frosty share the same element, you both share a love of people, an uncanny knack for listening to your intuition, and a joyful demeanor. You’re both willing to do whatever it takes to make sure everything works out as it should, even if it does take you a second to make a decision. Also, very important: You can rock accessories like no one else.

4Aries (March 21st-April 19th)

Clark Griswold from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Oh, Aries. You fierce and fiery bunch. You often have the vision and passion to make your plan happen, but it doesn’t always quite work out how you expected. This is absolutely true of Clark Griswold from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, whose family road trip goes awry.This holiday season, plan far in advance to avoid dealing with any family you don’t want to see. Thankfully, you can always use your innovative Aries ways to make the most of any situation.

5Taurus (April 20th-May 20th)

Max from The Grinch

Max is loving and loyal, much like you, Taurus. Max is always by the Grinch’s side, there to support him no matter if his heart is big or small. You’re ruled by Venus, which means you also have a big heart, not unlike Max. Plus you love luxury, like sleeping and eat delicious food — again, not unlike Max. You’re ride or die, and you give your whole heart to your friends. There needs to be more Max in the world.

Gemini (May 21st-June 20th)

The Abominable Snowmonster of the North

At first, the Abominable Snow Monster known as Bumble is mean, scary, and totally hates the holidays. He’s kind of a grinch, until the end of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer when he becomes one of the good guys. This dualistic nature isn’t as intense in you, dear Gemini, but it still rings true. You have many layers to you, and though it may take a while to reveal your true self, it’s a special gift when you finally do.

7Cancer (June 21st-July 22nd)

Narwhal from Elf

Yes, we’re counting the narwhal as its own character! This sweet and caring character is a lot like you, Cancer. Although it has a tough exterior, thanks to its horn, it’s actually a secret softie, much like you beneath your hard shell. You’re all about family and community, not to mention feelings, much like mister Narwhal. Plus you’re both pretty freaking adorable.

8Leo (July 23rd-Aug 22nd)


Rudolph is the center of attention, and he learns to love it. Of course, you’ve always liked being the focus, dearest Leo, so we can’t help but associate you with our favorite reindeer. Just like the lion, Rudolph is fearless, passionate, and persistent. Not to mention, he’s a natural-born leader. You two are one in the same, leading the pack with your roar and red nose.

9Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd)

Hermey, the Misfit Elf

Oh Virgos, you can be in your own little world if you’re not careful. You’re all about following your passion and what you love, no matter how strange it seems to others — much like Hermey, the misfit elf from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Although others may not understand the way your brain works, or why you love what you love, you know that following your heart is the answer. Like Hermey, your passions set you apart, but in the end it always pays off.

10Libra (September 23rd-October 22nd)

Jack Frost

You tend to have your head in the right place, Libra, but sometimes you try to see things from both sides a little too often. The antidote? Seeing something from a completely different viewpoint than you’re used to. This is what happens to Jack Frost. In the namesake film, when Jack is reincarnated as snowman and tries to make up for lost time with his son. Both you, dear Libra, and Jack Frost are better people after seeing life from a new perspective.

11Scorpio (October 23rd-November 21st)

Heat Miser

You can be a lot to handle, dear Scorpio. You’re naturally on a level that most of us aren’t, and this intensity can be scary. Heat Miser from The Year Without Santa Clause understands this. Although it may take both of you a second before accepting a compromise, you eventually fold. In the end, you’re both willing to do what’s best, even if you thought the heat of a scorpion’s sting would be the answer.

12Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st)

Father Time

Father Time from Rudolph’s Shiny New Year is a lot like you, Sagittarius, even if you may not notice it at first. Who’s more visionary, aware, and forward-thinking than Father Time? He oversees the end of the year, crowning the new year and setting his sights on what’s ahead. This is the same energy of that as the archer, even if you sadly can’t control time. Plus, Father Time lives in a castle, which is pretty much #goals, right?