Which Rankin/Bass Character Are You Based On Your Zodiac Sign?

Our astrological signs can tell us so much about ourselves: who we are at our core, what we’re like with our friends, and even which Rankin/Bass characters we most resemble. It may seem silly to people who aren’t in touch with their spiritual side, but once you know the ins and outs of your astrological sign, you can find parallels to yourself in any number of outlets. 

Rankin/Bass, the producers behind stop-motion Christmas favorites like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, and so, so many more films, not only left the gift of memorable characters under our Christmas trees, but they’ve also created Christmas analogues to each symbol in the zodiac. Through these Rankin/Bass Christmas characters, you can clearly see each sign completely represented. 


  • Aries (March 21 - April 19): Rudolph

    Aries (March 21 - April 19): Rudolph
    Photo: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer / Videocraft International

    The trailblazer of the zodiac, Aries doesn't wait for someone to give them permission to live their life - they just do what they want and don't apologize. Those born under this sign don't wait for life to come to them - they go out and make it happen. 

    Rudolph, born with a shiny red nose, was destined to be an outcast, a singular voice among reindeers. Despite this, he strikes out on his own to have adventures on the Island of Misfit Toys before using his unique talent to save Christmas during a particularly snowy winter. 

  • Taurus (April 20 - May 20): Yukon Cornelius
    Photo: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / Videocraft International

    This sensual sign may not immediately give off prospector vibes, but even though they'd prefer to spend their day in a warm bath, they know it's important to work hard to get what they want. Taureans may look like they're obsessed with materialism, but they just think it's important to live life deliciously. 

    How could the character who's introduced through the song "Silver and Gold" be anything else but a Taurus? This miner's longing for the minerals of the North Pole is right in line with a Taurus's preference for living a pampered life, but like this sign, Yukon Cornelius isn't some gold-hungry madman. When his pal Rudolph goes missing, Yukon goes on the hunt for his red-nosed pal, showing off another important trait of a Taurus: a deep emotional connection to their friends. 

  • Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Winter Warlock
    Photo: Santa Claus is Comin' to Town / ABC

    A truly curious sign, Geminis have two personalities running alongside one another at all times. Sometimes it can feel like they're two different people, but this is just because their brains are always working overtime, so some flip-flopping is just going to happen. 

    Is there any other character in the world of Rankin/Bass that better personifies Geminis than the Winter Warlock? This character is a brainy magician who begins his journey in Santa Claus is Comin' to Town as a straight-up curmudgeon who doesn't want anything to do with Santa. However, after he discovers that he's able to be loved and give love, he changes his tune and turns into a big ol' sweetie. 

  • Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Jessica Kringle

    Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Jessica Kringle
    Photo: Santa Claus is Comin' to Town / ABC

    When a Cancer first meets someone, this zodiac sign may seem guarded or like they're putting up a wall that says, "I have all the friends I need - thank you very much." In reality, they're just trying to figure out how they feel about this new person. When a Cancer decides they like someone, that person is in their life forever. 

    Similarly, when Jessica first meets Kris Kringle in Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, she doesn't want anything to do with this red-haired toy deliveryman, but over time she realizes that what he's doing is essential to the people of Sombertown, and she lets Kris into her life. By the time she appears in Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July, she's been with Santa for years, and there are no signs of either of them ever going astray.