Telecommunications company CenturyLink has released data on which states they say have the most Christmas spirit.
The top states for Christmas spirit in 2020 were Utah, Idaho and Wisconsin, according to the report by CenturyLink. The area with the least Christmas spirit was the District of Columbia, followed by New Mexico and Nevada.
The data was collected based on six metrics, including Google searches for Christmas movies, online shopping trends for holiday decor, streaming of Christmas music, tweets about Christmas, the number of Christmas tree farms per person in each state, and the amount of charitable giving in each state over the last year, according to CenturyLink.
Utah, the number-one state for Christmas spirit overall, ranked in the top 10 states for Christmas movie searches, gingerbread house purchases, Christmas music streaming, and charitable giving. Arkansas reportedly ranked as the top state for charitable giving and West Virginia ranked as the least charitable state. (RELATED: Fauci Discourages Americans From Traveling And Gathering Over Christmas)
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CenturyLink notes that one potential reason for the differences in Christmas spirit could be weather. Seven out of the bottom ten states have mild or warm winters while nearly half of the top ten states have snowy winters, according to the company.
After Wisconsin, the rest of the top ten states for Christmas spirit were North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Nebraska, North Dakota, West Virginia, and Arkansas.