TAMPA, Fla. - Apparently, the Sunshine State doesn’t have a whole lot of Christmas spirit.
Florida, according to a study by CenturyLink, is ranked near the very bottom among U.S. states when it comes to its love for the holidays. It came in No. 47 overall – ahead of California, Hawaii and Nevada.
The states with the most Christmas spirit were: Tennessee, North Carolina, Utah, Ohio and Alabama.
“The bottom five states (Nevada, Hawaii, California, Florida, and Arizona) all share a low chance of having a white Christmas. Perhaps the lack of snow points to why it’s harder for these warmer states to tap into their Holiday cheer,” CenturyLink wrote in its report.
In order to gauge the amount of Christmas spirit for each state, the study used ten metrics: Google searches for Christmas movies and gingerbread houses; Google shopping trends for wrapping paper, Christmas cards, Christmas ornaments, and “elf on a shelf”; number of Christmas songs streamed; number of tweets related to Christmas; number of Christmas tree farms per capita; and the amount of charitable donations.
The list of states with the most Christmas spirit – from highest to lowest – can be viewed below, or on CenturyLink's website:
2. North Carolina
6. South Carolina
9. Rhode Island
12. New Hampshire
16. South Dakota
19. West Virginia
33. New York
38. North Dakota
44. New Mexico
45. New Jersey