Georgia Residents Can’t Get Enough of This Christmas Movie

December 22, 2023
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🎄 The Gist: CenturyLinkQuote’s annual report reveals “Elf” as the most searched classic Christmas movie in the U.S. this year, dominating in seven states. Georgia’s top choice is “The Polar Express.”

📊 The Details: “Elf” leads the nation’s Christmas movie searches, coinciding with its 20th anniversary and re-release in theaters. “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Four Christmases,” and “Love Actually” tie for second, each popular in five states. “Die Hard” is recognized as a Christmas film by IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes.

Children’s book adaptations “The Polar Express” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” are the only kid-centric films in the top searches. State preferences show geographical ties: New York favors “Home Alone,” set in NYC, and Indiana chooses “A Christmas Story,” set in India​​na.

🔍 In Context: The study began with a list of 50 top Christmas movies from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, and other pop culture sources. The top 18 films with the highest search volumes were identified using Semrush and analyzed by state using Google Trends. Seventeen films emerged as the most searched in at least one st​​ate

🗺️ By The Numbers:

  • “Elf”: Most searched in 7 states.
  • “The Polar Express”: Most searched in Georgia.
  • “Home Alone” and “A Christmas Story”: Show strong state-specific preferences.

🌟 Why It Matters: This report offers insights into current public preferences for classic Christmas movies, reflecting both nostalgic and contemporary trends in holiday entertainment.

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