If you’re humming Christmas carols by late August and putting lights on your house and reindeer on the front lawn practically before the trick-or-treaters have retreated into the shadows, chances are you live in Tennessee.
In a recent CenturyLink ranking of the U.S. states with the greatest Christmas spirit, Tennessee came in sixth – behind only Washington, South Dakota, Utah, Missouri and Maine – as the state with the greatest holiday spirit.
If you’re wondering about the bottom five states – the ones with the least holiday spirit – those would be Michigan, New Jersey, Florida, Hawaii and Alaska.
The survey examined data in two primary categories: area culture and online activity. That might seem pretty arbitrary; but, hey, it was their survey, they made the rules.
CenturyLink measured online activity by the states’ overall Google searches for Christmas-related topics… such as music, decorations, Christmas movies and the like; other online activity included whether folks tweeted about Christmas.
Area culture examined numbers of Christmas-tree farms and level of charity giving in each state.
And in case you just had to know where each state ranked, the entire list is below.
- South Dakota
- North Carolina
- West Virginia
- Rhode Island
- North Dakota
- South Carolina
- New Hampshire
- New York
- New Mexico
- New Jersey