It’s season! The most popular Christmas movies in each state

This is the time of year to curl up by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa and, of course, your favorite Christmas movie. But deciding which Christmas movie truly captures the essence of the holiday is a matter of national controversy.

Using data from Rotten Tomatoes and Google Trends, Wealthy Nickel pulled the numbers to determine the most popular holiday movie in each state. Many Christmas classics made the list, while a few notable omissions — what, no National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, White Christmas, Charlie Brown, or Rudolph? – Raised eyebrows. And a few states surprised us with their unconventional decisions. Snuggle up on the couch in the twinkling glow of the Christmas lights and find out if California’s idea of ​​the most beautiful time of the year includes the North Pole or Nakatomi Plaza.

The Midwest - Illinois, Ohio and North Dakota - backs the Chicago-based

Top ranked Christmas movies by state

Something about Christmas movies really captures the spirit of the season and can evoke a sense of nostalgia that transports viewers to Christmases past.

One of those vacation classics is “The Polar Express,” which took first place in Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and South Carolina. These states love the mysterious train that travels to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. Who doesn’t love the dancing waiters and chefs serving hot chocolate to all the kids?