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, BetVirginia.com, your home for Virginia sports betting, is doing its part by identifying the most popular holiday movies among Virginians.
To determine those movies, BetVirginia.com 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
Home Alone Tops The Charts
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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