What movie is most beloved during the holiday season in Arizona?

What is Arizona’s Favorite Christmas Movie?
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During the holiday season, people in Arizona frequently gather to relax on a comfortable couch and enjoy a favorite film.

As the end of the year approaches, each person has a preferred movie, whether it be a beloved classic such as “A Charlie Brown Christmas” or a more recent favorite like “Polar Express.”

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While yengols.com usually covers Arizona sportsbooks, we are currently exploring the favorite Christmas film in the state to celebrate the holiday season.

We examined Google Trends data from the last five Christmases to determine the most popular Christmas movies in each state. Our analysis focused on the top 40 Christmas films, as determined by global traffic data from AhRefs.

Top Christmas Movies Loved by Arizona Residents

Rank Christmas Movies % of Interest
1The Polar Express29%
2Home Alone26%
3How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)18%
5A Christmas Story13%

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Arizona’s favorite holiday movies – everything you need to know

It appears that Arizonans have a preference for modern holiday films, with four out of the top five movies being from the 21st century rather than the traditional classics.

Arizona residents show a strong preference for “The Polar Express” compared to critics, with 29% of search queries in the state focusing on the 2004 film despite its 56% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

“Coming in second in the holiday movie rankings of 1990 was “Home Alone,” with 26% of searches, trailing behind “The Polar Express” by three percentage points.”

In the year 2000, the cult classic film directed by Chris Columbus and featuring Macaulay Culkin outperformed two other popular 21st century favorites, “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Elf.”

The modern version of Dr. Seuss’ beloved holiday story became a popular search topic in Arizona, accounting for 18% of all holiday film searches. In comparison, “Elf” claimed the fourth spot with 14% of searches.

Coming in fifth place is the 1983 comedy movie, “A Christmas Story,” which saw a spike in popularity to 13% of all holiday film searches in Arizona after breaking free from the pole.

Of the five Arizona Christmas films, only “A Christmas Story” was selected for preservation in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry.

Nonetheless, it is unnecessary to exclaim “What the Elf?” since Arizona’s list will probably change as residents’ movie preferences evolve.

At this moment, it’s the perfect time to unwind, savor a steaming cup of hot cocoa, and indulge in a feel-good holiday movie.

Once you’ve completed your holiday movie marathon, make sure to log back into BetArizona to browse through reviews of the newest Arizona sports betting apps.



Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has been immersed in the world of sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, gaining valuable experience at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News. Currently, he holds the position of lead writer at yengols.com.

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