The most popular Christmas movies by state

Posted at 7:11 PM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 19:24:14-05

It’s the holiday season which means it's time to break out the classic Christmas movies. If you ever wondered which holiday flick is the most popular in Ohio, look no further.

HowToWatch has created a map of each state’s favorite holiday movie by using Thrillist’s comprehensive “50 Best Christmas Movies of All Time” list and then running the titles through Google Trends to determine the most popular, or most-searched, Christmas film in each state.

It doesn’t come as a shock that the most popular Christmas movie in Ohio is “A Christmas Story.”

The top three holiday movies throughout the United States are “Elf”, “Scrooged”, and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”

Other not-so-expected movies that made the Christmas favorites list include “Die Hard” and “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.”

Check out the full list:

AlaskaBad Santa (2003)
ArizonaThe Polar Express (2009)
ArkansasHoliday Affair (1949)
CaliforniaThe Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
ColoradoEyes Wide Shut (1999)
ConnecticutChristmas in Connecticut (1945)
DelawareAbout a Boy (2002)
FloridaEyes Wide Shut (1999)
GeorgiaThe Best Man Holiday (2013)
HawaiiWhile You Were Sleeping (1995)
IdahoWhite Christmas (1954)
IllinoisIt’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
IndianaThe Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
IowaNational Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
KansasElf (2003)
KentuckyElf (2003)
LouisianaElf (2003)
MaineThe Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
MarylandMiracle on 34th Street (1947)
MassachusettsEyes Wide Shut (1999)
MinnesotaElf (2003)
MississippiAlmost Christmas (2016)
MissouriMeet Me in St. Louis (1944)
NevadaThe Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
New HampshireScrooged(1988)
New JerseyA Christmas Carol (1951)
New MexicoArthur Christmas (2011)
New YorkHome Alone 2 (1992)
North CarolinaThe Polar Express (2009)
North DakotaKrampus(2015)
OhioA Christmas Story (1983)
OklahomaHoliday Affair (1949)
OregonChristmas Evil (1980)
PennsylvaniaElf (2003)
Rhode IslandHome Alone (1990)
South CarolinaThe Polar Express (2009)
South DakotaNational Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
TennesseeNational Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
TexasA Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
UtahThe Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
VermontLove Actually (2003)
VirginiaJingle All the Way (1996)
WashingtonBabes in Toyland(1934)
West VirginiaErnest Saves Christmas (1988)
WisconsinHoliday Affair (1949)
WyomingJust Friends (2005)

You can get the full holiday movie analysis here.