DETROIT (WWJ) – Classic holiday movies feature some of the most beloved heroes and villains ever to grace the silver screen. While most characters are larger than life, their distinct traits and values, for better or worse, are found around us every day at the workplace.

A recent CareerBuilder survey conducted by Harris Interactive asked more than 4,500 workers which holiday movie legend most reminded them of their bosses. Respondents reported the following:

1. George Bailey from “It’s a Wonderful Life”– 19 percent
Well-liked, always willing to help others.

2. Rudolph from “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”– 14 percent
Can navigate successfully through tough situations.

3. Willie, the main character from “Bad Santa”– 10 percent
Rough around the edges but not a bad person deep down.

4. Ralphie from “A Christmas Story”– 8 percent
Stays focused on one goal and thinks about nothing else.

5. Kevin from “Home Alone”– 8 percent
Very resourceful and independent.

6. Ralphie’s father from “A Christmas Story”– 8 percent
Old school, swears a lot when things don’t go as planned.

7. The Grinch from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”– 7 percent
Keeps a distance from others, but longs to be a part of the group.

8. Clark W. Griswald from “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” – 7 percent
Likeable but nothing seems to go right for him or her.

9. Santa from “Miracle on 34th Street”– 6 percent
Jolly no matter the circumstance.

10. Buddy from “Elf”– 5 percent
Naive and easily awed.

We want to know how workers in Metro Detroit feel:


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