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It’s officially November, which means it’s time to swap your autumnal decor and pumpkin-spiced goodies for frosty-colored furnishings and peppermint-scented candles. You could do this while listening to a festive album or two, or you could throw on a holiday movie to help get you into the spirit.Whether you decide to watch a classic tearjerker or a dreamy rom-com, your zodiac sign might have more influence over your decision than you’d probably think. Each sign has a specific holiday movie that resonates with them on a spiritual level, so if you’ve felt spiritually connected to your holiday comfort flick since the first time you saw it, this may be why.With so many festive films to choose from it’s almost hard to pick a favorite, but thankfully your zodiac sign can help narrow down your selection. Suppose you have a tenderhearted, sensitive personality. In that case, you likely have a soft spot for touching tales about returning home for the holidays — and feature at least one romantic declaration of love. If you have a jolly, affable disposition, you’re sure to enjoy a side-splitting comedy that perfectly encapsulates the chaos of the season.
Ahead, Nechama Muchnik, astrologer and co-founder of Planet, shares which holiday movie best represents each sign based on their personality traits and preferences.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
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Movie: Little Women (2019)
As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries are experts at taking initiative and paving their own way. They’re filled with ambition and passion for their loved ones, which is why the story of the March sisters in Little Women resonates with the fire sign so much.“It’s a different approach to the holidays — one that tells the story about the ultimate contrarian, which could feel really relevant to an Aries,” says Muchnik.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
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Movie: Yule Log
It may not be a traditional holiday film, but Taureans are creatures of comfort, and nothing is more comforting than the familiar flame of a yule log burning on a loop for hours. “[The yule log] makes the home feel cozy, and makes you never want to get off the couch, just like the homebody sign of Taurus,” Muchnik explains.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
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Movie: Eight Crazy Nights (2002)
Geminis have a great sense of humor, which explains why the air sign typically gravitates towards a holiday comedy, particularly the Adam Sandler flick Eight Crazy Nights.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
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Movie: The Family Stone (2005)
Family, romantic relationships, cozy houses — The Family Stone has all of Cancer’s favorite things and then some. Not to mention, the water sign can’t resist a film that pulls at the heartstrings, either.“With the most boss maternal figure of all time (Diane Keating), creating a family unit as tight as the Stones can only be done by a Cancer,” says Muchnik. No wonder the water sign connects to the matriarch so much.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
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Movie: New Year’s Eve (2011)
If you’ve ever seen New Year’s Eve, you know the film has “Leo” written all over it. After all, who parties harder than a Leo on NYE? “The most extra, over-the-top, drama-filled holiday rom-com that’s all about glitz and glam and shimmers,” Muchnik says. “It’s got a cast of main characters, [all] culminating in a dazzling sequin-filled night.”
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
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Movie: How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
The holidays can be quite stressful for Virgos. As a sign that values perfection, Virgos often put pressure on themselves to plan an unforgettable party or find the best gifts. This tends to suck the holiday cheer right out of the air sign and can turn them into, well, a Grinch.That said, neither Virgos nor the Grinch are as tough as they seem. Believe it or not, their harsh personalities actually come from a place of love, making the Dr. Seuss character and the maiden “no match for the powers of love,” per Muchnik.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
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Movie: Love, Actually (2003)
Some people watch holiday movies for the plot, while others just want to see their favorite celebs on the big screen. Sure, Love, Actually is a great movie, but everyone knows the film’s biggest draw is its “hot and flirtatious” cast. And if there’s one sign who has an appreciation for aesthetics, it’s Libra.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 22)
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Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Scorpios would celebrate spooky season all year long if they could, so it’s only fitting that their festive movie of choice is one that reminds them of their true favorite holiday, Halloween. The Nightmare Before Christmas shares the same darkness and intensity as the mysterious scorpion, but still manages to pull on the heartstrings — a big plus for a sensitive water sign like Scorpio.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
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Movie: The Holiday (2006)
As a sign that’s always down for an adventure, Sagittarians would jump at the opportunity to swap homes with a stranger in a foreign country, like Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet in The Holiday. And because the fire sign has such a knack for making friends in new cities, they’d probably end up having a similar romantic fling with a local, as well.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
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Movie: A Christmas Carol (1938)
As a sign that’s extremely driven by financial and career goals, Capricorn’s dedication to their job can come across as self-serving. By prioritizing work over relationships, the earth sign struggles to build emotional bonds with the people in their lives. So unless they want to end up like Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, it’s time Caps make some major lifestyle changes, per Muchnik.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
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Movie: The Polar Express (2004)
Aquarians are misunderstood eccentrics who struggle to find their place in society. According to Muchnik, the holiday movie that speaks to this experience the most is The Polar Express, as it’s a film about an outcast’s journey to self-discovery.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
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Movie: Elf (2003)
You don’t need to run into Buddy the Elf on the streets of New York City to know he gives off major Pisces energy. Not only is he just as delusional as the water sign (he acted like one of Santa’s elves in public, after all), but he also has the same creative spirit and emotional disposition as the final sign of the zodiac, per Muchnik.Source: Nechama Muchnik, astrologer, CEO, co-founder of Planet