This Map Reveals Each State's Favorite Holiday Film, So Prepare For A Movie Marathon

"Home Alone" wins.

You're wearing your comfiest pajamas, holding a cup of hot chocolate, and feeling the warmth of a fire while it's — ideally — snowing outside. What movie is playing on the TV? Most likely it's a holiday classic, but which one is totally up to you and could depend on where you're from. Each state has their own favorite holiday-themed film and this map reveals exactly what they are.



CableTV.com looked at the top-rated holiday flicks — as chosen by AMC (aka American Movie Classics) — and cross-referenced them with Google Trends for each state and the District of Columbia to see which reigns supreme. When all was said and done, 1990's Home Alone topped the list by appearing 10 times, while 2003's Elf came second with eight appearances, and 1989's National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation was third with five appearances.

All of these films are true classics, reaching all the way back to 1945 with Christmas in Connecticut (which, naturally, only showed up for Connecticut) as the oldest movie on the list and reaching all the way up to the 21st century. No matter which film is for your state, at least you know whatever you decide to put on and watch will be a crowd-pleaser. None of these disappoint.

Here's a breakdown showing each holiday movie that appears on the map and the number of times they show up:

Home Alone (1990): 10
Elf (2003): 8
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989): 5
It's a Wonderful Life (1946): 4
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993): 4
Scrooged (1988): 4
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965): 3
Miracle on 34th Street (1947): 3
A Christmas Story (1983): 2
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000): 2
Bad Santa (2003): 1
Christmas in Connecticut (1945): 1
Frosty the Snowman (1969): 1
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964): 1
The Santa Clause (1994): 1
White Christmas (1954): 1

Here's an alphabetical breakdown of the favorite holiday movie in each state and D.C.:

Alabama: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Alaska: Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Arizona: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Arkansas: It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
California: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Colorado: Scrooged (1988)
Connecticut: Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Delaware: Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
District of Columbia: Home Alone (1990)
Florida: Home Alone (1990)
Georgia: Home Alone (1990)
Hawaii: Scrooged (1988)
Idaho: The Santa Clause (1994)
Illinois: Home Alone (1990)
Indiana: It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Iowa: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Kansas: It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Kentucky: A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Louisiana: Home Alone (1990)
Maine: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
Maryland: Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Massachusetts: Elf (2003)
Michigan: Elf (2003)
Minnesota: Home Alone (1990)
Mississippi: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Missouri: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Montana: Frosty the Snowman (1969)
Nebraska: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Nevada: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
New Hampshire: Scrooged (1988)
New Jersey: Elf (2003)
New Mexico: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
New York: It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
North Carolina: A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
North Dakota: Home Alone (1990)
Ohio: Elf (2003)
Oklahoma: Elf (2003)
Oregon: Home Alone (1990)
Pennsylvania: Elf (2003)
Rhode Island: Elf (2003)
South Carolina: A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
South Dakota: A Christmas Story (1983)
Tennessee: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Texas: Home Alone (1990)
Utah: A Christmas Story (1983)
Vermont: White Christmas (1954)
Virginia: Home Alone (1990)
Washington: Scrooged (1988)
West Virginia: Bad Santa (2003)
Wisconsin: Elf (2003)
Wyoming: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

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