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    These Christmas Horror Movies are Multiple States’ Most Popular Holiday

    The results of this seasonal study are… interesting.

    Christmas Horror

    According to a new study, Christmas horror movies are surging in popularity this holiday season—and in states where you’d least expect that to happen.

    The list of Christmas horror titles vying for our attention annually only grows by the year. Some new films—like Camille Griffin’s Silent Night—leave lasting impressions shortly after release; some timeless masterpieces originally not thought of as either “Christmas” or “horror” movies—like Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut—continue to inch their way toward being accepted as both. Just today, A24 announced that it will put The Green Knight back in theaters on December 10, in what looks to be a bid for the twisted dark fantasy’s evergreen seasonal status.

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    Google, though, has its own way of sorting through popular Christmas horror fare. And this year, data research company Comparitech used its search results to conclude that in seven states in the U.S., Christmas horror movies reign supreme.

    Here’s how Comparitech explains its method:

    “Using the best current Christmas movies according to Google at the time of writing, 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.”

    The results of all this scientific rigor are… interesting.

    The study found that Krampus is the most popular Christmas movie in Arizona, Illinois, and New Hampshire. Black Christmas (2019) was found to be the most popular in Indiana, North Carolina, and Tennessee. And Better Watch Out claimed the top spot in Arkansas.

    To state the obvious: This isn’t the most reliable way of measuring movies’ “popularity.”

    Rather than polling human beings across the country with questions designed to gauge genuine love for various Christmas movies, this study simply follows the highest volume of search queries in each state. Is Black Christmas (2019) actually amassing an unlikely cult following in Tennessee, of all places? Or is it that more people in that red state are heavily hate-searching the movie, in order to to bash its unabashedly feminist themes? Of course, not every state’s political climate will provide all the answers for these three Christmas horror films’ regional “popularity.” But neither will a simple tabulation of search results.

    Still, it’s hard to argue that increased awareness of scary seasonal cinema across the country is really a bad thing. Hopefully, a new and improved study will one day come along. But for now, we’ll settle for more Christmas horror movies being put on the map.

    Check out the results of the study:

    State Film IMDb Rating Year
    Alabama A Shoe Addict’s Christmas 6.7 2018
    Alaska Last Christmas 6.5 2019
    Arizona Krampus 6.2 2015
    Arkansas Better Watch Out 6.5 2016
    California The Grinch 6.4 2018
    Colorado Christmas Wedding Planner 4.4 2017
    Connecticut A Bad Moms Christmas 5.6 2017
    Delaware Daddy’s Home 6.2 2015
    District of Columbia The Princess Switch 6.1 2018
    Florida The Grinch 6.4 2018
    Georgia Almost Christmas 6.1 2016
    Hawaii A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish 5.3 2019
    Idaho Noelle 6.3 2019
    Illinois Krampus 6.2 2015
    Indiana Black Christmas 3.4 2019
    Iowa A Shoe Addict’s Christmas 6.7 2018
    Kansas The Spirit of Christmas 6.5 2015
    Kentucky The Princess Switch 6.1 2018
    Louisiana A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby 5.4 2019
    Maine The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two 6 2020
    Maryland Holiday Rush 4.9 2019
    Massachusetts Happiest Season 6.6 2020
    Michigan Christmas Wedding Planner 4.4 2017
    Minnesota A Christmas Carol 7.2 2019
    Mississippi Almost Christmas 6.1 2016
    Missouri Switched for Christmas 6.7 2017
    Montana The Christmas Chronicles 7 2018
    Nebraska Why Him? 6.2 2016
    Nevada Bad Santa 2 5.6 2016
    New Hampshire Krampus 6.2 2015
    New Jersey The Grinch 6.4 2018
    New Mexico Noelle 6.3 2019
    New York The Grinch 6.4 2018
    North Carolina Black Christmas 3.4 2019
    North Dakota Bad Santa 2 5.6 2016
    Ohio A Godwink Christmas: Meant for Love 7 2019
    Oklahoma Switched for Christmas 6.7 2017
    Oregon Happiest Season 6.6 2020
    Pennsylvania Love the Coopers 5.8 2015
    Rhode Island Holidate 6.1 2020
    South Carolina Why Him? 6.2 2016
    South Dakota A Bad Moms Christmas 5.6 2017
    Tennessee Black Christmas 3.4 2019
    Texas The Grinch 6.4 2018
    Utah The Grinch 6.4 2018
    Vermont The Night Before 6.4 2015
    Virginia A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby 5.4 2019
    Washington Klaus 8.2 2019
    West Virginia The Grinch 6.4 2018
    Wisconsin A Godwink Christmas: Meant for Love 7 2019
    Wyoming Office Christmas Party 5.9 2016

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