What’s Michigan’s Favorite Holiday Movie?

By Christina Lorey

November 15, 2022

Every family has their favorite holiday movie—but what’s the most-watched festive flick in Michigan?

We used Preply.com to find out how many times 115 of the highest-rated, highest-grossing holiday movies of all time were searched in each state last winter. Here’s what we learned:

America loves Home AloneThe Grinch (2018), and Elf.
Other top picks racking up the views nationwide include Frosty the Snowman and A Christmas Story, as well as darker movies like Krampus and Edward Scissorhands. Newer films like Happiest Season (2020) and Klaus (2019) also made the list.

Michigan’s smiling (smiling’s our favorite) for Elf...and we’re not alone. 
Elf was #1 in 10 states, while The Polar Express was the top choice in nine.

Favorites differ by region.
Southern states favor The Polar Express, the west likes The Nightmare Before Christmas, the northeast likes Home Alone, and Elf is tops in the midwest.

Home Alone is the most popular holiday film for English-speaking countries outside of the US.
The 1990 comedy is #1 in India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Philippines, Canada, and Australia. Love Actually was the second most popular, as the favorite in the UK (no surprise), Italy, and France.


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