It’s crazy to think Thanksgiving is two weeks away. This means that the holiday shopping season will begin and trees will be planted, although, let’s be honest, many have already started their Christmas season.
One of the biggest traditions in November and December is to watch Christmas movies in a row.
My fiancee and I do this all the time during the holidays and it’s honestly one of my favorite things that we do together every year. We watch those nostalgic movies, have hot chocolate, white chocolate coated pretzels, red and green M&M, Christmas cookie cutouts and chill out the night away.
She has her favorites, like The Santa Clause and I have mine, like Jingle All the Way.
But what’s New York State’s most popular Christmas movie? Can this be determined?
According to a site called Comparitech, this is absolutely possible. They used IMDB’s 50 Top Rated Christmas Movies, then analyzed Google Trends, to see which movies had the highest scores in each state.
What’s New York’s favorite Christmas movie, you ask?
The answer is the huge holiday favorite, Alone at home.
Home Alone was released a week before Thanksgiving in 1990. Directed by Chris Columbus and written by John Hughes, the film about Kevin McCallister, who is the youngest of his family and in the chaos of reuniting the family for a trip to Paris , left home alone on Christmas week by accident.
The film exceeded expectations and became a huge success. It’s not watched religiously every November and December by families across the country, and apparently even more in New York State.
New Jersey, Virginia, Florida, Texas and Illinois also have Home Alone as favorites.