"Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal. And a Happy New Year!"

It's one of the best Christmas movie quotes out there. Kevin McAllister's sass in Home Alone may never be matched by another Christmas movie. I like to believe that it's the main reason for Home Alone being Iowa and Illinois' favorite Christmas film.

Another key factor could be that it hits close to home...literally. The McAllister house is located in the Chicagoland area – specifically Winnetka – just a short drive from the Quad Cities. Earlier this year, it sold for $1.585 million.

The movie was named the states' favorite by StreamingObserver. Other top contenders on the list were Die Hard and Gremlins. Surprisingly, Batman Returns was the favorite of more than one state. Is that even technically a Christmas movie?

Sadly, The Santa Clause was nowhere on the list of favorites. But the Grinch at least made a showing for Idaho!

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