Ready or not, the countdown to the holidays is officially here.

I think just about every family has a holiday movie tradition.  I know in my family it's "Christmas Vacation."  "Are you Serious Clark?"  Yep, we can resight just about every line from the movie.  "Hey Griswold, where are you going to put a tree that big?"  "Bend over I'll show you."

Well, the fine folks at Preply just conducted a thorough study of the most popular holiday movies in the United States.  Their methodology was based on internet searches on the 115 highest-rated and highest-grossing holiday movies of all time in America. "Clark, it's the gift that keeps giving the whole year long."  "That it is Edward."  "That it is."  You see, I have a problem with that movie (Christmas Vacation).  I know every line.  People don't even like to watch it with me anymore.

Anyway, getting back to the study.

The Top 10 Holiday Movies in America are as follows:

#10.  National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (BOO, should be much, much higher!) 

#9.  It's a Wonderful Life (I've never got the hype behind this movie.  Very slow and boring.)

#8.  A Christmas Story (Worth a watch every year, a few laughs, but slow)

#7.  Krampus (Tried to watch, not a fan)

#6.  Love Actually (I'm not sure if I've ever seen it?)

#5.  Happiest Season (Never seen it)

#4.  Edward Scissorhands (This is a Christmas movie?)

#3.  Elf (Okay, but a little over the top)

#2.  The Grinch 2018 (Not as good as the original cartoon)

#1  Home Alone (Watch it just about every year)

So, what about what North Dakota likes to watch?  North Dakota's favorite holiday movie is a tie.  In fact, neither of them made the top 10 in America.  They are as follows:

"Frosty The Snowman" and "The Santa Claus"

I'm a fan of both of those holiday flicks.  I hope you take some time to watch your favorite holiday flick this season and Merry Christmas to you and your family.



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