Tossing aside the regular debate on if 'Die Hard' is actually a Christmas movie (answer: it is!), we now look to see if its the favorite Christmas movie for Texans.

The streaming news site Streaming Observer compiled information from Rotten Tomatoes' list of the top 50 Christmas movies and compared it to Google Trends for each state to determine the most popular Christmas movie in each state.

While 'Die Hard' is fun to argue on its status as a Christmas classic, its not the most beloved among many states, only showing up as the top in 4 states. The most widely popular movies are 'Home Alone' and 'Gremlins', one of which topped the list for Texas.

Now the important question... How did 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' not top one single state's list?!

The Most Popular Christmas Movie In Each State...

  • Alabama: Home Alone
  • Alaska: The Apartment
  • Arizona: Edward Scissorhands
  • Arkansas: Gremlins
  • California: Batman Returns
  • Colorado: Gremlins
  • Connecticut: Trading Places
  • Delaware: A Christmas Story
  • District of Columbia: Trading Places
  • Florida: Batman Returns
  • Georgia: Gremlins
  • Hawaii: Trading Places
  • Idaho: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Illinois: Home Alone
  • Indiana: Home Alone
  • Iowa: Home Alone
  • Kansas: Scrooged
  • Kentucky: Elf
  • Louisiana: Batman Returns
  • Maine: The Snowman
  • Maryland: Miracle on 34th Street
  • Massachusetts: Love Actually
  • Michigan: Holiday Inn
  • Minnesota: White Christmas
  • Mississippi: The Best Man Holiday
  • Missouri: Die Hard
  • Montana: Christmas in Connecticut
  • Nebraska: Bad Santa
  • Nevada: Edward Scissorhands
  • New Hampshire: A Christmas Carol
  • New Jersey: Trading Places
  • New Mexico: The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • New York: The Apartment
  • North Carolina: Gremlins
  • North Dakota: Home Alone
  • Ohio: Home Alone
  • Oklahoma: Gremlins
  • Oregon: Scrooged
  • Pennsylvania: Trading Places
  • Rhode Island: The Night Before
  • South Carolina: Gremlins
  • South Dakota: Frosty the Snowman
  • Tennessee: A Christmas Carol
  • Texas: Gremlins
  • Utah: While You Were Sleeping
  • Vermont: Joyeux Noel
  • Virginia: Die Hard
  • Washington: Die Hard
  • West Virginia: The Ref
  • Wisconsin: Die Hard
  • Wyoming: Scrooged

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