The Maney & LauRen Morning Show

The Maney & LauRen Morning Show

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time to throw on our favorite Christmas movies over and over again. Today’s Home Owner has come up with each state’s favorite Christmas movie. The classic flick; “A Christmas Story” is the most popular Christmas movie in America, according to the study.  24 states in total have that movie as its favorite. This is also North Carolina’s favorite Christmas movie according to the results.

I checked out the whole map of the country. There weren’t any real surprises. Maybe one the weirdest things comes from the state of Indiana.  That state likes “Elf” over “A Christmas Story.” Why is that weird? Well  “A Christmas Story” takes place in the fake town of Hohman, Indiana! Sooo it should be a favorite of theirs!

“Elf,” starring  SNL alumn Will Farrell, wasn’t far behind “A Christmas Story.” It was the holiday favorite in 11 states. Buddy the Elf’s Christmas spirit is way over the top in the film. That gives fans across America plenty of quotable moments.

Another classic Christmas movie is “Home Alone,” a favorite in four states, followed by “It’s a Wonderful Life” a favorite in three. “Die Hard” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” tied with two states ranking it as their favorite Christmas movie.

Even though “A Christmas Story” was the favorite in most states, the overall percentages between the movies were much closer. “Elf” was just 1.6 percentage points behind, and “Home Alone” was less than 4% away from the top spot despite being the top in only four states.

If cartoons are your thing, you have good company: 4.1% of Americans chose “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” as their favorite Christmas flicks. My favorite cartoon? “The Year Without Santa. Hands down.” Who doesn’t love the Mizer Brothers?

Where is Christmas Vacation in all of this? It came in #1 in only one state, Nebraska!

Here’s the top movies from each state.


  • "A Christmas Story" 24 states

    2017 Summer TCA Tour - Day 15

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    24 states love “A Christmas Story.” The most of any holiday movie. From Maine to Georgia, to Alabama, Ohio, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Nevada. They all love their “Leg Lamp” movie.

  • "Elf" 11 states

    Warner Bros. Pictures Presents The European Premiere Of "Barbie" - Roaming

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    “Santa! I know him!” Will Ferrell’s classic about a real-life elf who finds out he has a father in NYC, is tops in 11 states. The comedy from 2003 is tops in Florida, Colorado, Indiana, and Wisconsin among others. “Elf” was not number 1 in New York where a majority of the movie was filmed!

  • "Home Alone" 4 states

    Macaulay Culkin Signs Copies Of "Junior"

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    “Kevin!!” “Home Alone” is the holiday favorite in my house, according to my 10 year old son. It’s also the favorite movie in 4 states. California, Idaho, Louisiana and Maryland.


  • "It's a Wonderful Life" 3 states


    Christmas Tree

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    The black and white classic is tops in 3 states. I don’t love this movie, but South Carolina, Illinois, and Wyoming do.  It’s a long movie and kids these days aren’t looking to sit and watch for 2 plus hours.

  • "Die Hard," "A Nightmare Before Christmas" and more...

    Die Hard 4.0 German Photocall

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    “Die Hard” isn’t a Christmas movie!! Let’s get that out  It takes place during Christmas, but it literally could take place any time of year. “A Nightmare Before Christmas,” A “Charlie Brown Christmas,” “The Grinch,” and “Christmas Vacation” were all the tops in one state each. Hawaii loves “A Christmas Carol.”


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