How famous Christmas movies make us reflect on ourselves takes a look at enduring holiday movie characters we’ve come to love while teaching us about our struggles and challenges, giving us hope.
Have you ever wondered why some Christmas movies become iconic while others seem to have their day and fade away? The characters mentioned throughout this video will touch upon the hero’s journey. You’re likely to see yourself in the character’s pain and struggle. You may also realize a new life is yours if you take action, just like the characters in the movie.
I’m discussing a few of the 100 top holiday movies. I’m picking the films I love, plus I’m pretty confident your movie picks will also echo the themes of struggle and finding your true self.
Aren’t we all searching for meaning in life?
A better question to ask what gives your life meaning?
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If you are you a dedicated learner, a seeker who desires more? Then you may want to watch my 30-minute YouTube video to explore how these Christmas movie personas teach us relevant and valuable lessons. I delve into five of my favorite Christmas movies: a Charlie Brown Christmas, another one of my favorites, It’s a Wonderful Life, plus another favorite, A Christmas Carol, and explore the lessons of these timeless tales. Hint: it has to do with the journey of finding your truth.
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Faith is Believing in Something When Common Sense Tells You Not too. – Miracle on 34th Street.
Five Famous Christmas Movies and the Personas That Make Us Reflect On Ourselves
As the list above indicates, 100s of holiday movies help us see we are not alone in our struggles. We all have life challenges, but those of us who believe in ourselves must understand the world will conspire with us to make our dreams come true. You have to believe it into being.
The main characters in the movies listed below represent what we’ve all felt at one time or another. We go along in life believing everything is good until a life disruption topples our unconscious illusion, a belief that the external trappings of the world can bring happiness. I think things can bring brief moments of happiness. Yet, long-standing joy, fulfillment, and meaning come from within.
A look at how each movie persona had fallen victim to the collective unconsciousness and how they arose and found their joy, creating a new life for themselves.
1. A Charlie Brown Christmas
How many of us wake up daily depressed by the 24/7 exposure to greed, propaganda, and the slick, fear-induced narratives our society feeds? Charlie Brown wants to discover the true meaning of life, and like most of us, he’s led by societal expectations, believing if he meets them, everything will be right in the world.
As the story unfolds, we see his self-sacrificing ways lead to chaos and heartbreak. Note, heartbreak is a result of being untruthful to your soul-centered self. Sound familiar? I’ve been down this road, have you? As I always say, one aligned person is more powerful than a million who aren’t. In this case, Linus is the compassionate, kind soul who enlightens Charlie Brown’s disgruntled so-called friends, awakening them to the kindness that’s in Charlie Brown’s heart. The lesson here, choose your friends wisely and stand in your truth even when the rest of the world shows you something different. Truth always wins! Where to watch, Apple TV+.
What if you moved past your conditioned ways of being in the world – would you have a new song in your heart? – Nina Zapala, Founder, Spiritual Personality Typing™️.
2. It’s a Wonderful Life
A heart-warming tale about George Bailey, who comes to terms with who he really is while also realizing he already has a most wonderful life. If this isn’t a tale of fear-based societal conditioning, I don’t know what is. Baily feels lesser because he doesn’t have a college degree, is not the wealthiest man in town, nor does he see how his mundane bank job has uplifted an entire community. George Baily not only saves himself but saves the whole town from the greedy Mr. Potter on numerous occasions.
How many of us feel lesser because society tells us we should be; wealthy, further along, successful, and highly educated? Who makes these rules? You have to ask yourself, are they derived from a collective consciousness with a plan to serve systems – governments, big business, and educational institutions? How does the collective agenda serve the family, neighbors, and small businesses? How many unsung George Bailys do you know who live in your neighborhood?
George Bailey awakens when he realizes that riches don’t come from the external side of life. It comes from a deeper, inner place of love, family, and community. Let’s all learn from George Baily that when you focus on comparing and competing, you get more comparing and competing, an endless cycle of delusion. Where to watch, click here.
“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
3. A Christmas Carol
It’s a classic tale and relatable because I believe the vast majority of the population experiences the struggles and challenges faced by Ebenezer Scrooge. Many of us suffer due to our childhood trauma. Ebenezer becomes a victim of his childhood, drowning in his father’s thoughts of not being wanted, good enough, or loved. As each year goes by, the layers of false beliefs get so thick that he disconnects from his Essential Self, his primary personality trait, and his soul; the real guide to life.
When your Essential Self is unhealthy, the mind goes into self-defense mode, protecting itself from what it believes is harmful. In reality, and, in the case of Scrooge, this belief keeps us stuck trying to control an uncontrollable world. In this instance, Ebenezer turns to greed and the power of money to get the recognition he never had as a child.
The lesson is a re-seeing of life and acknowledging that someone else’s opinion of you is not yours to own or carry throughout your life. Ghosts of Christmas may not visit, but we can certainly question our beliefs and values. Once we see our thoughts from an open and questioning mind, we’ll recognize some values aren’t our’s to own. We can begin to let go, lightening our hearts and minds. Where to watch, click here.
4. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
The misfit reindeer, oh how I can relate. Have you ever felt like you don’t fit in? The story of Rudolph once again exemplifies how parental, social, and cultural conditioning messes you up! Rudolph is perfectly imperfect like all of us. His red nose causes all kinds of calamities. What’s causing yours? For me, it’s a need for untraditional views and curiosity. Very hard to express my true self– it flies in the face of convention. Many of us forgo our personality types and superpowers to fit in. I know I did.
Rudolph’s red nose, his Achilles heel, becomes his superpower. And don’t you love Rudolph’s fun, engaging, and unique friends? I want to hang out with them, forget Santa’s elves. BORING! The lesson is, that we must accept our superpowers and cultivate friends who give us the space to be who we really are. Without this, you become stuck in a vortex of pretending, feeling lesser than you, and most likely pleasing your way through life. This is no way to live. Trust me, I know, I’ve done this, and it doesn’t end well. Where to watch for free, click here.
“I think it’s a handsome nose much better than the FALSE one, says Clarice. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
5. Miracle on 34th Street
Another fantastic character, Ms. Walker, mimics life. Ms. Doris Walker has fallen victim to a deadbeat husband. How many millions of women and men can claim this real-world struggle?
Ms. Walker hides behind an unhealthy Essential Self, protecting herself from being hurt again. Like many of us, she creates barriers to avoid another debilitating relationship. Realize your mind puts these barriers in place to protect itself. The lesson here is to understand life’s greatest challenges are set before us as learning opportunities. Challenges help us evolve and grow from hardships into a better version of ourselves – getting us closer to our truth, who we really are!
As Ms. Walker begins to awaken, she realizes her ways aren’t the only way while recognizing differing personas and opinions can bring delicious life experiences. Her love interest, Fred Gaily, the lawyer who fights for Kris Kringle, also helps Ms. Walker tap into the nonphysical self. The nonphysical is believing in something before it manifests in the physical world – a lesson deeply embedded in my work, the Spiritual Personality Typing™️ . Where to watch this flick, click here.
Journal Prompts: How Christmas Movie Personas Teach Us About Ourselves
1. Do you have a few favorite Christmas movies? Pick one, two, or five – whatever you want to do, and watch them with an observing, inner eye. What is attracting you to this movie? Does the main character or a secondary character trigger you?
2. Remember, triggers are Divine Intelligence whispering in your ear; it is time to explore unhealthy areas of your life. Typically it is your primary trait; the Essential Self acting up. It’s either given carte-blanche to your inferior, opposing preference or has taken total control of your persona, shutting down all functions and causing major life disruption. Yeah, like a 7-year life tsunami. 🥺
3. Why not journal on these movies to see if they can make you aware of situations in your own life that need nourishment, love, and attention?
4. How do these heroes’ journeys relate to where you are in life?
5. Have you been uncharacteristically critical, controlling, absent, angry, or anxious… these may be signs your personality type traits need a tune-up.
Recap: How Remarkable Christmas Movie Personas Teach Us About Ourselves
- Why do some Christmas movies flop while others become iconic? (It’s because of the character’s personality.)
- Do you think the external world can bring total happiness as these movie characters once believed?
- A review of five popular Christmas movies, lessons to learn, and where to watch.
- Journal prompt.
I hope you found How Famous Christmas Movies Make Us Reflect On Ourselves eye-opening
These Christmas movies clearly illustrate how our personas can become so manipulated by a culture driven by propaganda, false narratives, and pictures of perfection, which impact our lives in negative ways, almost always unconsciously. When we co-create with fear, we bring more fear into our lives and live from our powerless selves.
It’s why I’m passionate and intentional about introducing the idea of personality tying with a spiritual understanding to help you find yourself and stop relying on a false narrative that allows you to tell your sacred story.
I want you to find yourself in a world that wants you to conform – to learn how to tap into, and co-create with Divine Intelligence, especially if you desire unlimited potential, happiness, and abundance.
Don’t Change Yourself. Find Your SELF. – Nina Zapala, Founder, Spiritual Personality Typing.™️
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