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This Is the Most Festive State

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‘Tis the season to be jolly! Does the idea of bright Christmas lights, gift wrapping, holiday movies, and decking the halls bring you endless comfort and joy? You may live in one of America’s most festive states!

Innerbody set out to see which U.S. state has the most (and least) holiday cheer, and the results are in! They analyzed Google trends to see which keywords were searched the most in each state. Drum roll, please…

West Virginia! The Mountain State took home the title of the most festive state in America, with the state’s most popular aspect of the season being Christmas drinks and the Elf on the Shelf.

Runner-ups include New Hampshire, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Montana.

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The bah-humbugs of the Christmas season—aka the states that placed as the least festive in America— are New York, Hawaii, Nevada, California, and Florida, with New York topping the list of number one least festive.

Of course, with Christmas comes fun and festive holiday activities. Those were also analyzed, with the most popular aspect of Christmas in the U.S. (searched the most in 15 states) being Christmas Eve. Some of the states who love the night before Christmas the most are Arizona, Arkansas, Michigan, Tennessee, and Indiana. Some states were in the giving spirit and topped the list in wrapping paper searches. These states include Washington, Louisiana, Oregon, and Virginia.

Other primary interests were also analyzed, including Christmas songs, lights, trees, and decorations. To check out where your state’s primary interest landed, check it out here!

Is your favorite aspect of Christmas the boozy beverages? Check out these 10 TikTok Cocktails perfect for Christmas to liven up your holiday party this year!

Lindsay Ray Lindsay Ray
Lindsay is a lifestyle and beauty writer currently living in Arizona. She has several years of experience as a freelance writer and reporter, with a specialized interest in the beauty and lifestyle space. From beauty hacks to DIY home décor and everything in between -- Lindsay has a passion for crafting stories that entertain, educate, and inspire. Her writing has appeared in Thought Catalog, The List, Drink Me Magazine, the Auburn Examiner, and Litro Magazine in the United Kingdom. Read Full Bio »
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