Just as families gather 'round the fireplace each year during the holidays, many of us gather in front of the T.V. to watch our favorite Christmas films.
Perhaps you're well aware of your friend's and family's favorite Christmas flicks. Maybe they've already forced you to watch Love Actually with them one hundred times, year after year... after year. And now you can know which holiday classic is most beloved in your whole state! Estately used Google data to figure out which movie people in each state searched for the most. Surprisingly, only 9 films made it to the top list. We've ranked them below, maps included.
1. Elf (2003)
Elf, starring Will Ferrell, comes out on top as the nations most widely googled Christmas film. The 13 states that searched for Elf the more than any other holiday movie were Alaska, Hawaii, California, Wyoming, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Delaware and Maine.
2. Scrooged (1988)
Scrooged, starring Bill Murray, is the runner up and the second most widely googled Christmas film, claiming the states of Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Colorado, Wisconsin, Michigan, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Florida.
3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
The Grinch not only stole Christmas, but also the hearts of these 7 states: Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. They'll all be having a very merry, Jim Carrey Christmas this year!
4. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Apparently, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Alabama, and Kentucky all love the Griswolds, putting National Lampoon in fourth place.
5. Home Alone (1990)
North Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Louisiana, and Virginia- you guys know what's up! Home Alone is a total 90s gem, and frankly, we're surprised it's not higher up on the list!
6. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Bells are ringing and angels are finally getting their wings all over the states of Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia, Indiana, and Connecticut. Classy choice!
7. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
These four states just can't get enough of that classic cartoon baldy and his adorable dog: Mississippi, Arkansas, South Carolina, and West Virginia. "Good grief!"
8. Miracle on 34th St. (1994)
Maryland was the only state that favored this feel good heart-warmer, putting it in second-to-last place.
9. A Christmas Story (1983)
Last but not least, Ohio can't get enough of little Ralphie Parker, and we don't blame 'em!
Here are all the maps combined:
Does your preference match your state's? What's your favorite Christmas movie? Let us know what you think in the comment section below. Thanks!