It's the holiday season and that means Christmas movies. If the Hallmark Channel isn't on 24/7, even when you're not home, are you even doing the holidays right?

While there was a Hallmark Christmas movie filmed in Iowa a few years ago, it's not among the top five Christmas movies that Iowa residents would call their favorite. These Christmas movies are iconic and the ones people watch this time of year, every year.

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Iowa's Top 5 Favorite Christmas Movies

Whether you're watching these movies on Netflix, Max, Hulu, Disney+, Peacock, or on your DVD player, you're probably watching Christmas and holiday movies. took a look into the state’s favorite Christmas movies. Utilizing Google Trends, analyzed the most popular Christmas movies of Iowa residents by looking at the search results of each movie over the past three holidays The movies included the 40 most popular Christmas movies over the past year based on global traffic from

The 2016 Hallmark movie, “Christmas in Homestead,” might have been filmed in Iowa, but it didn’t make the list of the state’s top five Christmas movies.

Neither did any of the black-and-white Christmas classics. Iowa’s favorite Christmas movies were similar to the rest of the states. What Christmas movies are in Iowa residents' top 5 favorites? Let's take a look:

5. A Christmas Story

4. Elf

T-2. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

T-2. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

1. Home Alone

It's a solid list of Christmas movies if I even saw one. No matter what Christmas and holiday movies you watch this season, make sure it's merry and bright. Happy holidays and Merry Christmas.

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