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Each state’s most searched ’90s Christmas movie in 2022

Last Updated on November 2, 2022 by Zoi Walker

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Every holiday season, TV studios and internet streaming platforms release a sleigh-full of new Christmas movies. But the films with wider theatrical releases, designed to make the creators millions at the box office, tend to stay in the public eye for decades afterward.

We might be biased, but the ’90s turned out some truly enduring Christmas classics that our team returns to over and over. And we bet your family does too.

Below, please enjoy our second annual report on some of the best ’90s Christmas movies in America and which states searched them most in the last 12 months. If you’re up for it, vote in our poll too—our report next year just might include your answers.

Most searched ’90s Christmas movies by state [Map]

Each state's most googled '90s Christmas movies map

Interesting findings

  • This year, the ’90s Christmas classic The Santa Clause ranks first on our list, with 12 states googling it most. In last year’s report, it ranked third.
  • The sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, ranks second with 10 states googling it most—a huge jump from last year, when only one state searched it most.
    • This year, the sequel beat both Home Alone and Home Alone 3, which rank sixth and tenth respectively.
    • Macaulay Culkin made $4.5 million for his portrayal of Kevin McAllister, earning the biggest salary of any 11-year-old child actor at the time.
  • For the second year in a row, Illinois researched the original Home Alone more than any other ’90s Christmas movie.
    • Even though the movie premiered 32 years ago, the McAllisters’ iconic brick home in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka remains a popular tourist attraction.
    • Last year, Home Alone was the most common response to our poll about which movies our readers would watch that season. The movie took 25% of the total vote and beat out 12 other titles for the honor.
  • Jingle All the Way, featuring ’90s icons Schwarzenegger and Sinbad, hovers at a respectable middle ground with 7 states googling it most. Last year, it had the attention of 9 states.
  • Christmas themes and narratives are adapted again and again, as evidenced by three titles on our list: the Nutcracker, Silent Night, and Home for the Holidays each has a long IMDb list of TV shows, short films, and theatrical releases under the same name.
  • Two highly popular remakes also made our list: Miracle on 34th Street (1994) and Christmas in Connecticut (1992).
    • The original Miracle on 34th Street premiered in 1947 and starred Natalie Wood as the skeptical 6-year-old Susan Walker.
    • The 1994 remake starred Mara Wilson of Mrs. Doubtfire fame.
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas, the most critically acclaimed movie on our list, has a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s also the 4th most searched Christmas movie by state.
  • Mixed Nuts, on the other hand, has the lowest critical score on our list with a 13% on Rotten Tomatoes. It was searched most by just one state this year—perhaps West Virginians have a soft spot for Steve Martin and Nora Ephron.

Which movies will you watch this year? [Poll]

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Methodology

First, we gathered a list of 60 Christmas movies from the 1990s by referencing publications including ScreenRant, Ranker, Bustle, and PopSugar. We then used Semrush to determine which 15 movies had the most overall search volume. Finally, we plugged those 15 titles into Google Trends and ranked them by state search volume in the last 12 months.

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Most searched ’90s Christmas movie by state [Table]

State'90s Christmas Movie
AlabamaThe Santa Clause
AlaskaMiracle on 34th Street (1994)
ArizonaThe Nightmare Before Christmas
ArkansasThe Santa Clause
CaliforniaThe Nightmare Before Christmas
ColoradoHome Alone 2: Lost in New York
ConnecticutChristmas in Connecticut (1992)
DelawareSilent Night
District of ColumbiaThe Nutcracker
FloridaThe Nightmare Before Christmas
GeorgiaHome Alone 2: Lost in New York
HawaiiHome Alone 2: Lost in New York
IdahoThe Santa Clause
IllinoisHome Alone
IndianaThe Santa Clause
IowaHome Alone
KansasThe Santa Clause
KentuckyThe Santa Clause
LouisianaHome for the Holidays
MaineJingle All the Way
MarylandHome Alone 2: Lost in New York
MassachusettsThe Nutcracker
MichiganThe Santa Clause
MinnesotaJingle All the Way
MississippiThe Santa Clause
MissouriThe Santa Clause
MontanaJack Frost
NebraskaJingle All the Way
NevadaThe Nightmare Before Christmas
New HampshireHome Alone 2: Lost in New York
New JerseyHome Alone 2: Lost in New York
New MexicoThe Nightmare Before Christmas
New YorkHome Alone 2: Lost in New York
North CarolinaHome Alone 2: Lost in New York
North DakotaSilent Night
OhioHome for the Holidays
OklahomaJingle All the Way
OregonJingle All the Way
PennsylvaniaHome Alone 2: Lost in New York
Rhode IslandOlive, the Other Reindeer
South CarolinaThe Santa Clause
South DakotaJingle All the Way
TennesseeThe Santa Clause
TexasThe Nightmare Before Christmas
UtahThe Santa Clause
VermontWhile You Were Sleeping
VirginiaHome Alone 2: Lost in New York
WashingtonThe Nutcracker
West VirginiaMixed Nuts
WisconsinJingle All the Way
WyomingHome Alone 3

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