2020 has been a rough year; we can all agree on that. But with the holiday season upon us, I finally am able to have something to look forward to and find some cheer in. Apparently some states were not feeling so festive this year however.
GetCenturyLink.com just released a study that ranks which states have the most, and the least festive spirit in 2020. The way the study was measured was based on the following things; google searches for Christmas movies and gingerbread houses, online shopping for wrapping paper, Christmas cards, Christmas ornaments, and “Elf on a Shelf”, Christmas music streams, charitable giving in the last documented tax year, as defined by the IRS and tweets about Christmas.
Last year, North Carolina was one of the top 3 states when it came to Christmas spirit, but how did we do in 2020?
States with the MOST Holiday Spirit
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- North Dakota
States with the LEST Holiday Spirit
- New Mexico
- New Jersey
Some interesting finds from the study…
- Utah, Idaho, and Winsconsin are all tied with the most holiday cheer.
- Arkansans is the most charitable state; already contributing 3.44% of their total adjusted income to charities.
- Vermont is again the state with the highest number of Christmas tree farms per capita.
- West Virginia is the least charitable state where residents donated 0.72% of their total adjusted income to charities.