The perfect Christmas movie for you, according to your star sign

Grab a cup of cocoa and sit in for a Christmas movie, all planned out by the stars

MACAULAY CULKIN, HOME ALONE, 1990, Christmas movie
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Not sure where to turn this holiday season? Look to the stars! With some astrological help, we've rounded up the best Christmas movies for you to watch based on your zodiac sign. 

Play into your chart's best qualities to see which movie is a must this December. Or, if you have the time, simply watch them all!



The best Christmas movie for you, according to your zodiac sign

Aries: 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation'

Oh, dear Aries, you're a ball of fire...quite literally. For a sign that's often passionate and a bit hot-headed, the antics of Clark Griswold are a must. 

"Aries is a brash sign with a need to be in charge. Instinctive or impulsive, Aries charges either way," says astrologer Liz Simmons (opens in new tab)

Sounds familiar, huh? Considering Clark's energy is bold and in-your-face, you'll get a kick out of his holiday shenanigans, particularly when it comes to battling it out with his neighbors...and dealing with Cousin Eddy.

Taurus: 'The Princess Switch' series

"Taurus is ruled by the lovely Venus, so Taurus tends to have a taste for the finer things in life," Simmons says. 

With that in mind, what better indulgence than Vanessa Hudgens' The Princess Switch series? Speaking of finer things, we all saw the hunky Edward (Sam Palladio), right?

The Princess Switch - Production Stills

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Gemini: 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'

Considering Gemini is one of the more curious members of the zodiac, we think Jack Skellington's inquisitive nature when it comes to all-things Christmas is perfect. "What's This?" the pumpkin king's holiday jingle, should be played at full volume.

Cancer: 'The Grinch'

"Cancer’s sensitivity leads to extreme emotional responses, but also makes it capable for them to forge forward," Simmons says. 

With this in mind, the Grinch's journey of falling in and out of love with Christmas—and Martha—coincides nicely with this zodiac's traits. Plus, who doesn't like an annual visit to Whoville?

JIM CARREY, HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, 2000

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Leo: 'A Christmas Story'

Leos are bold and love to be the center of attention, much like the classic A Christmas Story, which runs nonstop on various channels in the US on the holiday itself. Who doesn't love spending time with Ralphie and his wonky family?

Virgo: 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

We sense major Virgo energy from Lucy, who is always the pillar of guidance and wisdom. Charlie takes her advice and directs the Christmas play in order to get rid of the winter blues, but his tree selection needs work. 

BROWN,LINUS, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, 1965

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Libra: 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'

A social Libra will love getting acquainted with the goings-on over in the North Pole, but Rudolph's time to shine—literally and figuratively—will speak to their need for balance and justice. 

Scorpio: 'The Family Stone'

Like its other fellow water signs, Scorpio tends to be creative, emotional and empathetic—all of which we see in this Christmas drama. 

SARAH JESSICA PARKER, THE FAMILY STONE, 2005

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Sagittarius: The 'Home Alone' series

"Sagittarius is an exuberant, adventurous sign with a pension for fun," Simmons says. "Like a cat, Sagittarius always knows how to land on its feet."

Sound like a certain Mr. Kevin McCallister, who doesn't let his family's failed vacation plans ruin his holiday.

Capricorn: 'The Santa Clause'

True Capricorns always like to get things done, which isn't necessarily the case for Scott Calvin. He reluctantly fills St. Nick's shoes after the man in the red suit takes a spill on his roof, but it's fun to see him transform from a normal dad to Mr. Christmas.

THE SANTA CLAUSE (1995) TIM ALLEN

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Aquarius: 'Klaus'

Air signs can be calm and collected, but on the inside, their minds race. Take a step back with a new family classic in the making, Klaus, which brings together a postman and toymaker, who deliver toys to a town in need.

Pisces: 'The Holiday'

You can be emotional Pisces. Let out all of those feelings with a binge-watch of The Holiday—you'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll be so anxious to see Mr. Napkin Head!

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


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Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


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