Blueprint | November 28, 2023
Holiday movie recommendations for 4s, 5s, and 8s
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What are our favorite holiday movie recommendations for Enneagram 4s, 5s, and 8s? Not the typical ones.

These films are a mix of dark, fun, or creative, but they all have the underlying theme that the holidays are not always made of sugarplums and fairy dust.

If you’re looking for a detour from the typical feel-good holiday romcom, these may be just the solution. Here are five of our favorites in no particular order:

How the Grinch Stole Christmas movie poster

1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

The bitter and grouchy Grinch, played with cartoon-like energy from Jim Carrey, plans to ruin Christmas for the happy citizens of Whoville...until he befriends one of them.

Bad Santa movie poster

2. Bad Santa

A dark comedy about a con man who poses as a mall Santa Claus, but forms an unlikely friendship with a young boy and (begrudgingly) gains some holiday cheer.

A Christmas Carol movie poster

3. A Christmas Carol

A miserly old man, Ebenezer Scrooge, is visited by three ghosts who guide him on a journey through his past, present, and future in an effort to redeem him.

The Nightmare Before Christmas movie poster

4. The Nightmare Before Christmas

Bored with the same traditions, the King of Halloween Town regains his enthusiasm after stumbling upon Christmas Town and taking over the holiday. Done in stunning stop-motion.

Die Hard movie poster

5. Die Hard

Terrorists highjack a New York City skyscraper during a corporate Christmas party, and a lone cop may be the only one who can stop them.

Happy holidays and enjoy!!