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The Zodiac Signs As Female Holiday Movie Characters

by Lisa Stardust

With the holidays right around the corner, and a huge assortment of seasonal films available to warm up your heart, it’s essential to pick the right flick that best suits your zodiac sign. Taking it one step further, we found films featuring the ideal female leads for each sign. Stir up the hot chocolate and grab some gingerbread cookies, prepare to enjoy the movie that best matches your zodiac sign, based on strong female characters who saved the holidays. Enjoy!

Aries (March 21-April 19): Sally Albright from When Harry Met Sally

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Sally, like the sign Aries, is a successful writer who knows what she wants and doesn’t settle for anything less (even her food orders are direct and to the point). She argues her views throughout the film, stressing her needs, desires, and wishes—only to realize at a New Year’s Eve party, love was right in front of her the whole time.

Taurus (April 20-May 20): Julia Biggs from The Preacher’s Wife

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With her amazing singing voice, loving smile, and strong personality, Julia Biggs takes on the Venusian qualities of the sign Taurus. Not to mention she even charms an angel into falling in love with her beauty and grace, much like the alluring Bull.

Gemini (May 21-June 20): Rachel and Cheryl from Almost Christmas

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These two sisters butt heads throughout the film, ultimately competing to see who can prepare the better Christmas meal. Their sibling rivalry (which resembles the dualistic nature of twin sign Gemini) comes to an end when they realize blood is thicker than water, and they decide to help each other enter each of their respectable new phases of life.

Cancer (June 21-July 22): Mary Hatch from It’s a Wonderful Life

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When she finds out her husband’s bank is in financial dire straits, Mary enlists the town to help out. Using her protective Cancerian energy, Mary utilizes her inner strength to save the town, the bank, and her husband’s demise.

Leo (July 23-August 22): Shelby from The Best Man Holiday

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Shelby roars out her big ego and star quality throughout the film, much like the sign Leo. However, Shelby also has a softer, loyal, and generous side to her—which resembles the dedicated lion—all that make her a dependable and trustworthy friend—even if she has a hard time showing it.

Virgo (August 23-September 22): Lucille “Lucy” van Pelt from A Charlie Brown Christmas

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Using her rigid and opinionated views, Lucy dictates the merriments of the holiday, even scorning her brother, Linus, and Charlie Brown for not obeying her orders. While Virgos may not be as austere as Lucy, she resembles the Mercurial sign because of her investment in working hard and patience to help her BFF and brother have a wonderful holiday.

Libra (September 23-October 22): Iris and Amanda from The Holiday

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Looking for love in all the wrong places forces Iris and Amanda to swap homes for the holidays, only for them to restore balance, tenderness, and peace through love (again), much like endearing Libra.

Scorpio (October 23–November 22): Sue from Bad Santa

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Even with her fetish for Santa Claus, Sue manages to bring holiday cheer by transforming Thurman’s life to become more regimented and steady. Just like the sign Scorpio, Sue uses her hardiness and inner strength to reshape and rebuild her life, as well as Thurman’s, bringing hope, love, and kindness to the holiday.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21):Georgia Byrd from Last Holiday

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Upon learning she has an incurable illness, penny-pinching Georgia Byrd jets off to Europe to live like a Queen (no pun intended)—much like indulgent Sagittarius. She teaches us all to live in the moment and embrace life.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19): Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Much like steadfast Capricorn, Sally uses her determination escape the constraints of Dr. Finklestein and help Jack save Halloweentown. Her sweet and shy demeanor resembles the earthy characteristics of Capricorn, who is the ultimate savior (like Sally) of the zodiac.

Aquarius (January 20-February 18): Cindy Lou Who from How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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Cindy Lou Who uses her innocent humanitarianism, like the sign Aquarius, to act as the moral compass in “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Cindy Lou Who opts to fill her cup with love, not presents, much like Aquarius, teaching us all a lesson on materialism during the holidays.

Pisces (February 19 to March 20): Ghost of Christmas Present from Scrooged

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By showing Frank his wrongdoings, the Ghost of Christmas Present uses her magic to inspire him to change, much like Pisces, who has the ability to transcend through and heal through mysticism.

Top image: the Nightmare Before Christmas

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