America’s most-hated holiday films by state
The hatred that folks harbor for holiday flicks spreads from coast to coast, but a few places show higher concentrations of hatred for particular movies:
- The Muppet Christmas Carol is the most-hated holiday movie in the US, enraging people in 10 different states. And the western and southern regions especially had a firm Scrooge stance toward Kermit and his Christmas crew.
- Eight states don’t find any joy in Dreamworks’ Rise of the Guardians, which features the Sandman, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny battling alongside a tattooed Santa to protect the children of the world.
- Arthur, the youngest son of Santa Claus, can’t quite compete with his father when bringing cheer to the movie-watchers of winter. Arthur Christmas was the least-liked holiday movie in seven states.
- The romance hit Love Actually is hated from as far west as Alaska and Oregon all the way to Connecticut. Maybe love isn’t actually all you need when it comes to finding the perfect holiday flick?
- North Dakota couldn’t ever be bothered to spend Christmas with the Kranks. (Luckily, Tim Allen’s Santa Claus saga carries plenty of weight in the hearts of fans and the box office).
- Kentucky had a hard time thinking It’s A Wonderful Life, but maybe those blues will get washed away when they watch Chevy Chase in their favorite Christmas show, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
Reviews.org surveyed 215,416 Americans and asked them to share their sentiments toward various holiday movies, specifically which holiday film was their favorite and least favorite.
Using this survey data, we determined which 10 holiday films were the most liked and disliked to create the overall top and bottom ten lists. We then segmented this data by state to find each state’s favorite and least favorite holiday films.