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New England states have weird Christmas movies as their favorite

by Stewart Cole

What’s up with you New England? Your taste in Christmas movies is seriously lacking based on this survey. I found a list of favorite Christmas movies in every state and either that data is flawed or I’m out of touch. Maybe both.

Prepare a list of favorite Christmas movies for each state analyzing search trends for keywords related to 115 of the highest-rated and highest-grossing Christmas movies of all time, according to Rotten Tomatoes and Box Office Mojo. The list was then whittled down to the top 25 most-searched movies and assessed for how popular they were in each state.

I was curious what the six New England states chose as their favorite Christmas movie, and I hadn’t even heard of half of the ones they chose.

Let’s dive into the weird Christmas movies chosen by the New England states.

Released in 2018 on Netflix, The Christmas Chronicles, and stars Kurt Russell as Santa Claus. It follows two children who jump into Santa’s sleigh and crash it, leaving them to deliver all the presents. Mainers seem to love this movie if the survey is accurate.

New Hampshire – Klaus

I’m starting to think people only watch new Christmas movies on streaming services. New Hampshire’s favorite Christmas movie is Klaus, another film distributed by Netflix. The plot summary reads: “After proving himself to be the worst student at the academy, a postman is sent to a frozen town in the North where he discovers a reclusive toymaker named Klaus.” So, this is a Santa origin story? Passage.

Vermont – Krampus, It’s a Wonderful Life, Frosty the Snowman

Vermont can’t decide what their favorite Christmas movie is because they ended up in a three-way tie, but at least there are two classics here. Krampus it is not one of them. The plot centers around ancient European folklore that warns of Krampus, a horned beast who punishes naughty children at Christmas.” Sounds like if you want to scare our kids, this is your movie. Better go with his Other Choices Vermont, It’s a wonderful life” and “Frosty the SNOWMAN” which isn’t a movie, it’s a tv special. The whole thing starts in just 25 minutes.

Massachusetts – The happiest season

The happiest season it looks like a Hallmark movie, but it’s on Hulu. The plot synopsis reads: “A young woman with plans to propose to her friend while at her family’s annual holiday party discovers that her partner has not yet come out to her conservative parents.” OK, I might join this Massachusetts one.

Connecticut – Last Christmas

The good news is that Last Christmas is indeed named after the popular song by Wham! The bad news is that this movie starring Emilia Clark and Henry Golding got a 46% on Rotten Tomatoes from critics. But the public gave 81%. It appears that most of that 81% was from Connecticut.

Rhodes island – Home Alone

You knew this had to come up somewhere and it does thanks to Rhode Island. Home Alone it’s a classic that never gets tired. Or does it?

So where is it? Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Elf, Santa Claus, Scrooge? I am disappointed in New England.

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