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The holidays are here, and that means it’s time to watch Christmas movies. I admit that I get sucked into all kinds of holiday movies, especially the cheesy, romantic Hallmark-type ones. But, of course, there are some Christmas classics that are perennial favorites.

The crew at recently set out to find what the favorite Christmas movies are in Pennsylvania. “Like ornaments for the tree and holiday songs, everyone has a favorite, or maybe a few favorites, when it comes to Christmas movies. In fact, some people are so enamored with their holiday favorite, the film seemingly, or literally, is running on a loop on the household big screen,” they state in the article.

So, what’s No. 1? “That distinction went to the Macaulay Culkin comedy-adventure ‘Home Alone’ with Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern as buffoonish burglars who were foiled by a string of hilarious booby-traps set by a little boy accidentally left, well, home alone as his family traveled to Paris… The film did more than $476 million in box office and set the stage for the ‘Home Alone’ film franchise.”

Read the full list of Pennsylvania’s favorite Christmas movies below via

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  • 5. Elf

    A great one! “Rounding out the top five is Will Ferrell’s epic performance in ‘Elf’ (2003) with 14% interest. Directed by Jon Favreau, Elf is a human raised by Santa’s elves, who learns about his origins and heads to New York City to meet his biological father, player by James Caan,” the article states.

  • 4. A Christmas Story

    “‘A Christmas Story’ (1983), the ever-lasting classic starring Peter Billingsley and Melinda Dillon, finished fourth with 17% looking to tune in. Ralphie is trying to convince his parents, teachers and even Santa himself that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas for him,” the article describes.

  • 3. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

    “‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’ (1989), starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, finished third with a surprising 19%. The third film in the Vacation series, the Griswold family plans turn to into an absolute disaster, but Clark’s wish finally comes true so he can finally build an in-ground pool that his family always has wanted,” the article states.

  • 2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    “How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), the revision and live-action film of the original animated Dr. Seuss classic (1963), came in second (24%). The latter version stars Jim Carrey and Taylor Momsen,” the article states.

  • 1. Home Alone

    “‘Home Alone’ (1990), the iconic holiday film starring Macaulay Culkin and Joe Pesci, tops the list with 26% of the state’s residents showing interest. You remember the plot: A large family rushes to catch a plane to Paris for Christmas but leaves one of their children behind. Mayhem ensues,” the article states.

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