CLEVELAND, Ohio – Everyone has an opinion about their favorite holiday movie, though a folks at motionless to investigate renouned films by state.

Analysts looked during a top-rated holiday flicks as ranked by American Movie Classics viewers, afterwards cross-referenced them with Google Trends state information to establish what folks watch many mostly in any state during a holiday season.

The result: A span of comedies, “Home Alone” and “Elf,” came out as a favorite 18 times.

“Home Alone,” a 1990 film starring Macaulay Culkin as a child inexplicably left behind as his extended family flies to Europe, finished as a favorite film in 9 states and a District of Columbia.

The 2003 film “Elf,” starring Will Ferrell, appears as a favorite film by residents in 8 states, including Ohio.

In “Elf,” Buddy (Ferrell) leaves a North Pole and heads to New York City to find his biological father. Through some flourishing pains, he reunites with his plain-spoken and stressed father (James Caan), meets a kind stepmother (Mary Steenburgen), befriends his step-brother (Daniel Tay), and falls in adore with a co-worker (Zooey Deschanel). Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) narrates, and Santa (Ed Asner) creates a few appearances, of course.

The film has all a elements we wish in a holiday film: A bit fantastical, nostalgic, regretful and comedic. Bonus: Peter Dinklage chews a view as an scathing children’s-book author.

The list crosses a operation of eras, with 18 opposite cinema alighting as state faves. They date from 1945’s “Christmas in Connecticut,” an underrated regretful comedy starring Barbara Stanwyck, to a many recent, “Elf.”

“A Christmas Story,” with a special ties to Cleveland, landed as a holiday film favorite in Utah, a solitary entrance on a list.

Here’s a map and list.


Favorite holiday cinema by state

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