We’re officially one week away from Christmas, y’all! Which means the Christmas-movie season is upon us.
Recently, cloud and tech security company Comparitech put data and science to good use and revealed each state’s favorite Christmas movie.
Comparitech’s Twitter account — which is very tech-heavy — got a lot of attention when user @DanteTheDon discovered the company’s Christmas movie map.
This company @Comparitech compiled the 2020 edition of “Most Popular Christmas Movies By State” and some of them are gold. Zero surprise Bad Santa is Philly & Pittsburghs fav. And “Edward Scissorhands” for Rhody is too good pic.twitter.com/dMJMqHlLQD
— Dante (@DanteTheDon) December 16, 2020
We have to agree with Dante, too. Philly has some major Bad Santa energy. I mean, this IS the city where booing Santa and chucking snowballs at him is a deep part of its sports history.
The map originated from a Comparitech blog titled “Which Christmas movie is popular in your state?,” written by Data Journalist Rebecca Moody.
Comparitech utilized IMDb’s top 50 Christmas movie list as a guide. Moody explains the methodology behind the research:
“Using the top 50 films on IMDB’s list of Christmas movies that are most popular among IMDb users at present, we searched each film individually on Google Trends to find which state scored the highest. This was then the designated film for that state. If any state came up twice, we used the film that ranked higher on Google Trends. If a state didn’t appear top for any of the movies, we searched through all of the 50 films to see which was most popular in the state according to Google Trends.
Movies where no data was available on Google Trends were omitted.”
Not surprisingly, Home Alone and its sequel popped up all over the map.
The Christmas classic is ranked No. 1 on IMDb’s list, with the sequel coming in at No. 8.
Surprisingly, not a lot of states love Elf.
The 2003 Christmas comedy ranked No. 3 and only Idaho claims it as its favorite.
Take a closer look at the map here:
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