December 7, 2021
Vudu, Fandango’s transactional digital service, has a new holiday movie map revealing the local favorites for top holiday films set in each of the 50 United States.
Vudu surveyed thousands of film fans across the United States in November to discover their local favorite holiday flicks set in their states. Genres stretched from romantic comedies to kids’ flicks to action-adventure to Hallmark and Lifetime titles.
The map can be found at Fandango.com, and Vudu’s coast-to-coast playlist can be found here.
“There’s something about seeing your own home state portrayed on film that makes you warm and cozy and helps usher in the holiday spirit,” Fandango managing editor Erik Davis said in a statement. “As fans search for the perfect holiday movies to watch this season on Vudu, this map offers a fun way to not only discover hidden gems, but to also explore the country through a host of holiday-themed movies.”
A sampling of holiday movies picked by fans as the top choices depicting their home states include:
- Alabama: Almost Christmas (Gabrielle Union)
- Arizona: Bad Santa (Billy Bob Thornton)
- California: Die Hard (Bruce Willis)
- Florida: Ernest Saves Christmas (Jim Varney)
- Georgia: A Madea Christmas (Tyler Perry)
- Illinois: Home Alone (Macaulay Culkin)
- Indiana: A Christmas Story (Melinda Dillon)
- Louisiana: Last Holiday (Queen Latifah)
- Maryland: Home for the Holidays (Holly Hunter)
- Missouri: Meet Me in St. Louis (Judy Garland)
- Massachusetts: Little Women (Saoirse Ronan)
- Nebraska: I’ll Be Home for Christmas (Jonathan Taylor Thomas)
- Minnesota: Jingle All the Way (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
- Pennsylvania: Trading Places (Eddie Murphy)
- New Hampshire: Eight Crazy Nights (animated, Adam Sandler)
- New York:Elf (Will Ferrell)
- Vermont: White Christmas (Bing Crosby)