Virginia’s Favorite Christmas Movies

Virginia’s Favorite Christmas Movies
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One of the many beneficial things about Christmas movies, in addition to encouraging holiday spirit, is that they tend to remind folks how far behind they are in their gift shopping, present wrapping and holiday card sending. Not to mention tree trimming, meal planning and, for the kids, writing letters to Santa.

So, noting all those activities that Christmas movies help provide motivation to accomplish,, your home for Virginia sports betting, is doing its part by identifying the most popular holiday movies among Virginians.  

To determine those movies, analyzed the most popular Christmas films of Virginia residents by looking at the internet search results of the most obvious holiday films over the past three Christmas seasons. The movies included in the research are the 40 most popular holiday movies over the past year based on global traffic from AhRefs.

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Favorite Christmas Movies of Virginia Residents

Rank Christmas Movies Interest Over Time
1Home Alone10
2The Polar Express9
3How The Grinch Stole Christmas8
5 National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation6

Home Alone Tops The Charts For Virginians

So, from that research, the No. 1 holiday movie among Virginians is a film that has become a classic, Macaulay Culkin’s “Home Alone” featuring the precocious and resourceful Kevin who is inadvertently left, well,  home alone as his family travels to Paris. The plot thickens as Kevin finds himself defending his home by fending off comical burglars Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern with a series of hilarious booby traps.

The No. 2 holiday movie among Virginians turns out to be “The Polar Express“, which uses live action and computer-generated animation to tell the story of a magical train  making a run from Michigan to the North Pole. Tom Hanks stars.

No. 3 is “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, the live-action 2000 version with Jim Carrey as the wily villain who is redeemed in the end by the spirit of selflessness.

No. 4 is Will Ferrell in “Elf”. Ferrell plays a 6-foot-3 Elf who carries the innocence of being raised as an elf on a trip to New York City to find his real father.

No. 5 is “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”, part of the farcical “Vacation” franchise (the third one) starring Chevy Chase who, as Clark Griswold, tries to create the perfect Christmas celebration for his family but is constantly frustrated  by a series of calamities.

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Bill Ordine was a reporter and editor in news and sports for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Baltimore Sun for 25 years, and was a lead reporter on a team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News. Bill started reporting on casinos and gaming shortly after Atlantic City’s first gambling halls opened and wrote a syndicated column on travel to casino destinations for 10 years. He covered the World Series of Poker for a decade and his articles on gaming have appeared in many major U.S. newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald and others

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