Favorite Christmas Movie In Your State – What The Hell Is Going On In Maine, Michigan, Montana, Utah And Vermont?
You’ll see “Best Christmas Movie” lists year after year after year and they’re the same five movies: Home Alone, Elf, It’s A Wonderful Life, and A Christmas Story. These are fine holiday films, but what about some love for some of the unorthodox Christmas classics such as Batman Returns, Gremlins, Trading Places, and of course Die Hard. This U.S. map of the favorite Christmas movie in every state does an excellent job of not being so narrow-minded and being open to some unconventional holiday-themed films.
This mao from Streaming Observer utilized data from Rotten Tomatoes, Google Trends, and other information to compile a list of the most popular Christmas movies of all-time in each state. You have to appreciate the states that want to laugh during the holidays despite their bank account shrinking because they bought too many presents for loved ones and themselves.
States such as Nebraska have an appreciation of Bad Santa, then there’s Kansas, Oregon, and Wyoming slipping some Maker’s Mark into their eggnog and watching Scrooged or the five places that said Trading Places was the best Christmas movie of all-time. Noticeably missing from the list is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. “I don’t know what to say, but it’s Christmas and we’re all in misery.”
Congratulations to Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin for CORRECTLY recognizing that Die Hard is not only a Christmas movie, but it is indeed the BEST Christmas movie despite a new poll that said 62% of Americans believe Die Hard is not a Christmas movie. Then there are the astute citizens in the great states of Arkansas, Colorado, and Georgia who are wise enough to know that Gremlins is a great Christmas flick.
However… not all U.S. states have good taste in Christmas movies. Tim Burton’s Halloweenish Edward Scissorhands is the most popular Xmas movie in Arizona and Nevada. Then there are obscure movies such as Joyeux Noel, which is a World War I movie and the favorite Christmas movie of Vermont. Maine loves themselves the chiller thriller The Snowman for their family fun for their Christmas celebrations.
Then there are older movies that I have never heard of such Holiday Inn, The Apartment, and Christmas in Connecticut. Have some sympathy for the men in Massachusetts, Mississippi, and Utah who have to watch rom-coms While You Were Sleeping, The Best Man Holiday, and Love Actually during their Christmas festivities. This is exactly why we have the electoral college.
Here is the list of the most favorite Christmas movie in each state.
Alabama: Home Alone
Alaska: The Apartment
Arizona: Edward Scissorhands
California: Batman Returns
Connecticut: Trading Places
Delaware: A Christmas Story
District of Columbia: Trading Places
Florida: Batman Returns
Hawaii: Trading Places
Idaho: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Illinois: Home Alone
Indiana: Home Alone
Iowa: Home Alone
Louisiana: Batman Returns
Maine: The Snowman
Maryland: Miracle on 34th Street
Massachusetts: Love Actually
Michigan: Holiday Inn
Minnesota: White Christmas
Mississippi: The Best Man Holiday
Missouri: Die Hard
Montana: Christmas in Connecticut
Nebraska: Bad Santa
Nevada: Edward Scissorhands
New Hampshire: A Christmas Carol
New Jersey: Trading Places
New Mexico: The Nightmare Before Christmas
New York: The Apartment
North Carolina: Gremlins
North Dakota: Home Alone
Ohio: Home Alone
Pennsylvania: Trading Places
Rhode Island: The Night Before
South Carolina: Gremlins
South Dakota: Frosty the Snowman
Tennessee: A Christmas Carol
Utah: While You Were Sleeping
Vermont: Joyeux Noel
Virginia: Die Hard
Washington: Die Hard
West Virginia: The Ref
Wisconsin: Die Hard
Here is video of the top 10 Christmas movies of all-time.