NATIONAL – Preply, an organization focused on surveying the general population, analyzed search trends for keywords related to 115 of the highest-rated and highest-grossing holiday movies of all time according to Rotten Tomatoes and Box Office Mojo.
First off, Colorado’s favorite Christmas film is Klaus, an animated film about how one postman befriends a toymaker and changes the trajectory of Christmas forever across the world. Fun Fact: Klaus has been translated into 30 different global languages.
Nationally, the top five holiday films are 1. Home Alone 2. The Grinch (2018) 3. Elf 4. Edward Scissorhands 5. Happiest Season.
Other most popular films by state were Elf and the Polar Express, coming in as top favorites in 10 (Elf) and nine (The Polar Express) states.
Regionally, the West seems to have a taste for the spooky Christmas theme with the Nightmare Before Christmas, the Midwest enjoys singing loud for all to hear with Elf, the South takes a ride on The Polar Express each year and the Northeast likes to stay home, eat junk and watch rubbish with Home Alone!
Want to see how these films stack up with the favorites in other English-speaking countries? Check out Preply’s chart below.