New Jersey’s Top 5 Favorite Christmas Movies
We all have a favorite, and I’ve stated on several occasions that Elf is my go-to Christmas movie. We all have a number one, but how does it compare to the rest of the state or the country?
A new study based on searches online has crowned It’s a Wonderful Life as New Jersey’s favorite Christmas movie.
CSGOLuck.com analyzed the number of searches for more than 180 Christmas movies to determine which ones are New Jersey’s favorites. The titles of each movie were combined with terms such as ‘buy,’ ‘blu ray,’ ‘Netflix,’ and ‘watch online,’ to cover the various ways people watch these movies.
1. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Ranking as New Jersey’s favorite Christmas movie is It’s a Wonderful Life, with 10,005 monthly Google searches on average. The 1946 classic, starring James Stewart and Donna Reed, follows George Bailey, a businessman contemplating suicide on Christmas Eve, who thinks the world would be better off without him.
He is reminded of the positive impact he has had on his community and the people he loves when a guardian angel shows him a timeline in which he never existed.
2. The Holiday (2006)
New Jersey’s second favorite Christmas movie is 2006’s The Holiday, with 5,838 average monthly searches. Starring Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Jack Black, and Cameron Diaz, The Holiday is a romantic comedy that follows two unlucky-in-love women, one from Los Angeles and the other from England, who arrange a house swap for the holidays to get away from their troubled love lives.
3. Elf (2003)
Elf is New Jersey’s third favorite Christmas movie, with 4,899 average monthly searches. The 2003 comedy stars Will Ferrell as Buddy, a human raised by Santa’s elves from birth, as he discovers his true identity and that his biological father is still alive. He sets out for New York City to find him and get him off Santa’s naughty list.
4. Bad Santa (2003)
With 4,791 average monthly searches, Bad Santa is New Jersey’s fourth favorite Christmas movie. Starring Billy Bob Thornton as the bad Santa, Willie T. Soke, this black comedy follows his life as an alcoholic thief who robs shopping malls on Christmas Eve under the pretense of working as a mall Santa. However, his addictions see him become increasingly unable to play the role of Santa.
5. Scrooged (1988)
Scrooged sits fifth for New Jersey’s favorite Christmas movies, with 3,797 monthly searches on average. A modern retelling of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, Scrooged stars Bill Murray as Frank Cross, a selfish TV executive more interested in his career than the people around him. He is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, who show Frank the error of his ways.