What are Colorado’s Favorite Christmas Movies?

Fact Checked by Michael Peters

Christmas is less than three weeks away and Coloradoans are already in full holiday shopping and party mode. However, when one needs to take a rest, what do you do to keep the spirit of the season alive and well?

Utilizing Google Trends, BetColorado.com took a break from Colorado sports betting and analyzed the most popular Christmas movies of state residents by looking at the search results of each movie over the past three Christmases. The movies included the 40 most popular Christmas movies over the past year based on global traffic from AhRefs. Here is what Rocky Mountain residents are watching:

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Colorado’s Favorite Christmas Movies

Rank Christmas Movies Interest Over Time
1Home Alone9
T2How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)8
T2The Polar Express8
5 National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation6

‘Home Alone’ Turns 33 This Year

The classic “Home Alone” is an amazing 33 years old this holiday and topped the list with an interest rating of 9. Young actor Macauley Culkin shot to stardom and fame after as he played an 8-year-old who was mistakenly left home alone by the rest of his family. He is then left to defend the family’s house against two burglars, played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, and is eventually reunited with his family at the end.

Two movies tied for second with a score of eight — “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000) with Jim Carrey and “The Polar Express” (2004) with Tom Hanks. “Elf” (2003) with Will Ferrell placed fourth with a 7 rating, and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989), starring Chevy Chase, rounded out the top 5 with an interest rating of 6.

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Merry Christmas everyone!

Colorado's Favorite Christmas Movies FAQ


Lou Monaco is a reporter for BetColorado.com. He also is currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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