Nugget of Knowledge: Favorite Christmas movies

Elf dominates the midwest region

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) –  It’s Christmas movie time and for every Home Alone fan, there’s an Elf fan.

Online TV service checked the top-rated films on American Movie Classics and cross-referenced them with Google Trends to find each state’s favorite holiday flick.

In our region, Elf is the top Christmas movie in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

West Virginians prefer Bad Santa, while Kentucky likes A Charlie Brown Christmas and Indiana favors It’s a Wonderful Life.

People in Connecticut, Illinois, New York and Vermont liked films set in their home states: Christmas in Connecticut, Home Alone (filmed in Winnetka, Illinois), It’s a Wonderful Life (set in the fictional city of Bedford Falls, New York) and White Christmas (set in the fictional town of Pine Tree, Vermont).

Southerners preferred Christmas cartoons and comedies, such as National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, A Charlie Brown Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

In New England, movie fans prefer White Christmas and Miracle on 34th Street.

Out west, it’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.


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