Here’s the Christmas Movie Character with Your Enneagram Type
With Christmas just around the corner, many of us are getting into the holiday spirit by watching a collection of Christmas movies. But have you ever found yourself wondering if any of the characters in these movies have your Enneagram type? Knowing the Enneatypes of the characters might make their stories that much more funny or relatable!
In today’s article we’re taking a look at the Enneagram types of some of the most iconic Christmas movie characters. I hope you’ll find this fun and maybe give you inspiration to add a few new movies to your holiday watch list!
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Here’s the Christmas Movie Character with Your Enneagram Type
Table of contents
- Here’s the Christmas Movie Character with Your Enneagram Type
- Enneagram 1 – Alfred Kralik (The Shop Around the Corner)
- Enneagram 2 – Kris Kringle (Miracle on 34th Street)
- Enneagram 3 – Amy March (Little Women)
- Enneagram 4 – Sam (Love, Actually)
- Enneagram 5 – Ebenezer Scrooge (A Christmas Carol)
- Enneagram 6 – Hero Boy (The Polar Express)
- Enneagram 7 – George Bailey (It’s A Wonderful Life)
- Enneagram 8 – Frank Cross (Scrooged)
- Enneagram 9 – Georgia Byrd (Last Holiday)
- What Are Your Thoughts?
Estimated reading time: 16 minutes
Enneagram 1 – Alfred Kralik (The Shop Around the Corner)
“Well, that’s very nicely put. Yes, comparing my intellect with a cigarette lighter that doesn’t work. That’s a very interesting mixture of… poetry and meanness.” – Alfred Kralik
Principled and hard-working, Alfred Kralik has little patience for slackers, cheats, or manipulators. He’s a man of his word, and prides himself on having common sense. Like most Ones, he has a temper, but he tries to reign it in so that he can be self-controlled and “good”. However, that doesn’t stop him from shoving the man who’s been womanizing his bosses wife into a stack of music boxes! Ones have a low tolerance for people who lack values; especially when those people are hurting or manipulating others. This doesn’t stop Alfred from being slightly manipulative when he finds out that the mystery woman he’s been writing to for months is the same woman who he’s constantly fighting with at work.
What Is Shop Around the Corner?
Shop Around the Corner tells the story of two feuding coworkers who don’t know that they’ve been secretly writing letters to each other as anonymous penpals. It’s the romantic comedy that inspired the 1998 classic, You’ve Got Mail.
Other Potential Enneagram Ones: Susan Walker (Miracle on 34th Street), Meredith Morton (The Family Stone), Abigail “Marmee” March (Little Women), Bob Wallace (White Christmas)
Find Out More About Enneagram Ones: 21 Signs That You’re an Enneagram One
Enneagram 2 – Kris Kringle (Miracle on 34th Street)
“Oh, Christmas Isn’t Just A Day, It’s A Frame Of Mind… And That’s What’s Been Changing. That’s Why I’m Glad I’m Here, Maybe I Can Do Something About It.” – Kris Kringle
Kris Kringle believes in magic and kindness. He is generous, unselfish, and warm-hearted; all qualities characteristic of healthy Enneagram Twos. Twos have a deep need to help others and often do more for others than they do for themselves. They yearn to be loved and validated. Kris shows this as he focuses on the one child (Susan) who insists he isn’t real and she doesn’t believe in him. Even though he sees hundreds of other children who do believe in him, he feels he must warm this one young child’s disappointed and serious heart. Like most Twos, Kringle believes in the really beautiful, wholesome, unifying things in life – love, closeness, family, friendship, and sharing. He warms even the pragmatic and cynical Doris Walker’s heart with his cheerful outlook on life and his determination to be a force of good in the world.
What is Miracle on 34th Street?
Miracle on 34th Street is the classic holiday movie about an old man who claims to be the real Santa Clause. He works at Macy’s and helps make Christmas dreams come true – even if it means landing himself in court!
Other Potential Enneagram Twos: Hero Girl (The Polar Express), Iris Simpkins (The Holiday), Cousin Fred (A Christmas Carol), Belle (A Christmas Carol)
Find Out More About Enneagram Twos: 21 Signs That You’re an Enneagram Two Type
Enneagram 3 – Amy March (Little Women)
“I have been second to Jo my whole life in everything and I will not be the person you settle for just because you cannot have her. I won’t do it, not when, not when I’ve spent my entire life loving you.” – Amy March
Threes want to ensure that their lives are a success; indeed, they feel unworthy and unlovable if they don’t have accomplishments to show for their efforts. Image-conscious, they strive to exemplify all that the world esteems as beautiful, competent, or admirable. Amy March wore a clothespin on her nose at night because it wasn’t “perfect” enough. She even states “I want to be great or nothing!” when she becomes dissatisfied with her artistic expertise. But healthy Threes also pair their ambition with heart. They not only want the best for themselves, they want to encourage others to be their best. Amy does this when Laurie comes to visit and is frittering away his life without purpose. Despite her pining for him, she encourages him to do something meaningful with his life and apply himself. Threes hate nothing more than wasted potential.
What is Little Women?
Little Women tells the story of four sisters and their adventures growing up in New England during the Civil War. It follows their experiences navigating love, loss, friendship, and family ties.
Other Potential Enneagram Threes: Lucy Van Pelt (Charlie Brown’s Christmas), Amanda Woods (The Holiday), Jeronicus (Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey), Charles Dickens (The Man Who Invented Christmas), Carol Aird (Carol), Steve (Arthur Christmas), Judy Haynes (White Christmas)
Find Out More About Enneagram Threes: The Enneagram Type 3 – The Achiever
Enneagram 4 – Sam (Love, Actually)
“But the truth is, I’m in love and there’s nothing I can do about it.” – Sam
Fours are known for their deep honesty with themselves and their emotions. They don’t shy away from tough emotions, but rather confront them head on and embrace their truth. Sam is no different when it comes to his feelings for Joanna. He states that love is “total agony” and can’t snap out of his feelings no matter how hard he tries. Very much the heart of Love, Actually, Sam reminds us that love knows no bounds, and even if he has to race through airport security in order to get to the one he loves, his heart will not be deterred. Fours appreciate the beauty, tragedy, and complexity of love and Sam showcases this even as a young child.
What is Love, Actually?
Love, Actually is a classic Christmas romantic comedy about love and relationships set in London during the holiday season. It follows several interconnected stories and characters, all with different takes on love. Some are grieving the loss of loved ones, others the pain of infidelity, and others the joy of finding “the one.”
Other Potential Enneagram Fours: Josephine “Jo” March (Little Women), Theodore “Laurie” Laurence (Little Women), Klara Novak (Shop Around the Corner), Therese Belivet (Carol)
Find Out More About Enneagram Fours: The Enneagram 4- The Individualist
Enneagram 5 – Ebenezer Scrooge (A Christmas Carol)
“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.” – Ebenezer Scrooge
I didn’t want to pick a “villain” for any of the Enneatypes, and I don’t necessarily believe I’m doing that with Ebenezer Scrooge. I’ve always loved A Christmas Carol, and in particular, the story of Ebenezer’s evolution from stingy curmudgeon to generous and joyful benefactor. I believe that he showcases some of the journey from unhealthy Five to healthy Five.
Young Ebenezer Scrooge was poorly mistreated and neglected by his father growing up. The only relative who paid much attention to him was his sister, Fan. However, even his sister’s efforts couldn’t change how unloved and unsafe Ebenezer felt as a young man. He grew up to expect nothing of others, and he wanted nothing expected of him in return. He yearns for nonintrusion – to be left alone. In order to find security, he looks for wealth, but he spends hardly any of it. He cuts off all connections with the world and retreats into an empty, isolated place. This is the world of the unhealthy Five. They fear being overwhelmed by people and they isolate themselves and hoard resources.
Then comes the night of his transformation. Ebenezer is visited by the three Ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, who show him how his life has been and will be. They illustrate what it means to recognize the worth in others and himself, as well as the joy that comes from giving. In the end, Ebenezer finds a sense of security through finding connection, through participating in the real world, and observing and actually caring. As Fives become their best selves, they experience real compassion, and a profound clarity about what life is all about.
What is A Christmas Carol?
A Christmas Carol is a novella written by Charles Dickens and first published in 1843. It tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who is visited by ghosts on Christmas Eve and shown his past, present and future. The story charts Scrooge’s journey from bitterness to joy as he learns the true meaning of Christmas. The novella has since been adapted into plays, films and musicals, and its themes of redemption, charity and the Christmas spirit make it a true holiday classic.
Other Potential Enneagram Fives: The Grinch (How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Jamie Bennett (Love, Actually), Schroeder (Charlie Brown’s Christmas)
Find Out More About Enneagram Fives: The Enneagram 5 – The Investigator
Enneagram 6 – Hero Boy (The Polar Express)
“I was listening for a sound I was afraid I’d never hear. The ringing bells of Santa’s sleigh.” – Hero Boy
Hero Boy, the main character in The Polar Express, is a perfect example of an Enneagram 6 in the transition from childhood to adolescence. He’s a boy who starts out skeptical of the existence of Santa Claus but decides to get on the mysterious train that appears at his doorstep. Along this journey of discovery he battles his fears and doubts and eventually finds himself believing in something bigger than himself.
Hero Boy is cautious and anxious, and his Enneagram 6 traits really come out when he hesitates to board the train. In typical self-preservation Six fashion, he looks for validation from others – especially from the Conductor – before making any decisions. Enneagram 6s are also known for their loyalty and protectiveness, which he shows by looking out for the lonely boy from the poorer part of town.
In the end, Hero Boy learns to trust his own sense of intuition and embarks on a journey of self-discovery, eventually overcoming all his doubts.
What is The Polar Express?
The Polar Express is a 2004 computer-animated musical fantasy film based on the 1985 children’s book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. It follows a young boy who takes a magical train ride to the North Pole on Christmas Eve, where he meets Santa Claus and embarks on an incredible adventure that changes his life forever.
Other Potential Enneagram Sixes: Bob Cratchit (A Christmas Carol), Jack Callaghan (While You Were Sleeping), Daniel (Love, Actually), Karen (Love, Actually), Harper Caldwell (Happiest Season), Charlie Brown (A Charlie Brown’s Christmas), Betty Haynes (White Christmas)
Find Out More About Enneagram Sixes: The Enneagram 6 – The Loyalist
Enneagram 7 – George Bailey (It’s A Wonderful Life)
George Bailey: What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That’s a pretty good idea. I’ll give you the moon, Mary.
Mary: I’ll take it. Then what?
George Bailey: Well, then you can swallow it, and it’ll all dissolve, see… and the moonbeams would shoot out of your fingers and your toes and the ends of your hair… am I talking too much?
George Bailey from It’s A Wonderful Life has to grapple with the Seven’s core fear throughout the entire story of his life. As a Seven, his basic fear is of being trapped. Sevens long to explore, be free, and pursue adventure. Bailey longs for a life of discovery and freedom, saving up his money to go on a trip around the world only to have his plans thwarted when his father dies.
Even though Bailey has always dreamed of a life of adventure, he believes in responsibility even more. He settles down in his small town and takes on the family business, sacrificing his own dreams for the betterment of his community. Enneagram Sevens are known for their enthusiasm and optimism, which is seen in Bailey’s eternal hope that things will get better.
However, when all life seems to take a turn for the worst, we see him begin to be overpowered by feelings of worthlessness and helplessness. This is where the movie begins – with him about to take a leap off a bridge, in despair.
What Is It’s A Wonderful Life?
It’s A Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy drama film directed by Frank Capra and based on the short story “The Greatest Gift” written by Philip Van Doren Stern. The film follows George Bailey, who has sacrificed his dreams to help others, as an angel helps him to discover how many lives he has touched and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be had he never been born. The film has become a holiday classic and is considered by some to be one of the most inspirational films ever made.
Other Potential Enneagram Sevens: Buddy (Elf), Quentin (The Best Man Holiday), Billy Mack (Love, Actually), Miles Dumont (The Holiday), Journey (Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey)
Find Out More About Enneagram Sevens: The Enneagram 7 – The Enthusiast
Enneagram 8 – Frank Cross (Scrooged)
“I get it. You’re taking me back in time to show me my mother and father, and I’m supposed to get all goosey and blubbery. Well, forget it, pal, you got the wrong guy!” – Frank Cross
Frank Cross, the grumpy and callous protagonist of Scrooged, is an Enneagram Eight – a type known for its assertiveness and self-reliance. Enneagram Eights are independent, powerful, and confident — qualities that can be easily seen in Frank throughout the movie. He’s a tough businessman who likes to project an image of strength and invincibility, never wanting to seem vulnerable or weak.
Though Eights are known for their self-confidence, Frank Cross is an example of an Enneagram Eight in the unhealthy range — he’s a bit too focused on appearing fearless and powerful, often to the point of arrogance and intimidation. He alienates those closest to him, not allowing himself to be vulnerable enough to receive and appreciate their love.
Frank eventually learns the error of his ways as three spirits visit him over the course of one night and take him on a journey through his past, present, and future. Through this journey he discovers that life is about more than just money and power — it involves coming to terms with his past and being honest and vulnerable with the ones he loves. As he evolves into a healthy Eight, he integrates to Two, and becomes wise, benevolent, selfless, and giving.
What Is Scrooged About?
Scrooged is a 1988 American Christmas comedy-drama fantasy film directed by Richard Donner and stars Bill Murray as Frank Cross, an insensitive, selfish television executive. After being visited by three ghosts of Christmas, he discovers that the true spirit of Christmas lies in giving generously and with unconditional love. The film serves as a modern retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novella A Christmas Carol.
Other Potential Enneagram Eights: John McClane (Die Hard), Sybil Stone (The Family Stone)
Find Out More About Enneagram Eights: The Enneagram 8 – The Challenger
Enneagram 9 – Georgia Byrd (Last Holiday)
“If you’re reading this letter, my disease has run its course. Enclosed is some money for my burial. I would like to be cremated. I spent my whole life in a box. I don’t want to be buried in one. Georgia May Byrd.”
Georgia Byrd, the protagonist of Last Holiday, is an Enneagram Nine – a type known for its peace-seeking and mediating nature. In the beginning of the movie, we see Georgia struggling to find her place in the world. Enneagram Nines have difficulty asserting themselves and often suppress their own needs, desires, and opinions to avoid conflict. Shy and unassuming, Georgia attempts to go unnoticed and blends into her environment, living a quiet and simple life.
However, when she learns that she has only weeks to live, Georgia finally decides to stand up for herself and seize the day. She quits her job, takes all of her savings and travels to Europe in pursuit of a luxury vacation that she’s always dreamed of. Along the way we see more of Georgia’s 8 wing, as she sticks up for herself and even becomes confrontational at times when it’s absolutely necessary. As she lives out her dreams, she discovers that it’s okay to be herself, assert herself, and take up space in the world.
What Is Last Holiday About?
Last Holiday is a 2006 American comedy-drama film starring Queen Latifah as Georgia Byrd, an unassuming department store employee who learns that she has only weeks to live. She’s someone who has put off her dreams for so long that now she knows it’s crucial to live them out. She embarks on a luxurious European vacation, living life to its fullest and embracing all the joys that life has to offer.
Other Potential Enneagram Nines: Elizabeth “Beth” March (Little Women), Klaus (Klaus), Linus (A Charlie Brown’s Christmas), Abby Holland (Happiest Season), Mark (Love, Actually), Lucy Moderatz (While You Were Sleeping)
Find Out More About Enneagram Nines: Enneagram Type 9 – The Peacemaker
What Are Your Thoughts?
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Wow! Awesome & have that one myself care list. To get cozy & watch Last HOLIDAY. Although I’ve seen it before I will be looking @ it from a Nine’s view. Thank you for sharing!
This is seriously one of the best articles on characters as enneagram types I’ve read! Lots of good info and explanations on the types too! I loved it!
I just found out I’m a seven, and I can’t wait to watch It’s a wonderful life because I’ve never seen it.
A Christmas Carol is a redemption story. Scrooge has a miserable childhood and makes choices that leave him a mean lonely man. He missed out on the better things in life as a result. He’s given an opportunity to see the error of his ways and make the best of the rest of his life. He is redeemed. An unhealthy 5 moving towards being a healthy 5.
I’m a 5w6 So/Sx 584 ENTP