Your State’s Favorite Christmas Song

Discover your state's favorite Christmas tune and see how it reflects local culture and holiday spirit. From timeless classics to modern hits, each selection tells a story of tradition and celebration. Does your state's choice surprise you, or does it resonate with your own festive playlist? Join the conversation and share your holiday favorites with us.

Deck the halls and jingle all the way—our favorite time of year also comes with some of our favorite music. However, not every Christmas song is equal in its popularity across the nation.

Some people really get the feels for Last Christmas, while others detest Wham’s holiday tune and would rather hear Elvis Presley’s Blue Christmas. Check out the map below to see which Christmas song is your state’s favorite!

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Interesting Findings

  • Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You took 14 states, more than any other Christmas song
  • Alaska, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin all had a tough time choosing just one favorite song
    • Alaska had a tie for It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas and Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
    • Connecticut couldn’t decide between All I Want For Christmas Is You and Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
    • Rhode Island’s two favorites were Santa Tell Me and Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
    • Wisconsin was torn between All I Want For Christmas Is You and Last Christmas
  • Three of the most popular Christmas classics, White Christmas, A Holly Jolly Christmas, and Blue Christmas, were only the favorite in one state each

Methodology

We compared the relative Google search trends for 15 of Spotify’s most commonly streamed Christmas songs from 2020 to find out which Christmas song is each state’s favorite.

The songs we analyzed were:

All I Want for Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey

Last Christmas - Wham

Santa Tell Me - Ariana Grande

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas - Michael Bublé

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee

Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms

Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon

White Christmas - Bing Crosby

Feliz Navidad - José Feliciano

Driving Home for Christmas - Chris Rea

The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) - Nat King Cole

Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley

Christmas Lights - Coldplay

A Holly Jolly Christmas - Burl Ives

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Michael Bublé

State Song
Alabama Christmas Lights
Alaska It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas/Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Arizona Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
Arkansas It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
California Feliz Navidad
Colorado Feliz Navidad
Connecticut All I Want For Christmas Is You/Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Delaware Last Christmas
District of Columbia All I Want For Christmas Is You
Florida Christmas Lights
Georgia Christmas Lights
Hawaii Feliz Navidad
Idaho White Christmas
Illinois Driving Home for Christmas
Indiana Santa Tell Me
Iowa Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
Kansas All I Want For Christmas Is You
Kentucky A Holly Jolly Christmas
Louisiana All I Want For Christmas Is You
Maine Blue Christmas
Maryland The Christmas Song
Massachusetts All I Want For Christmas Is You
Michigan Christmas Lights
Minnesota Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
Mississippi Feliz Navidad
Missouri Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
Montana Last Christmas
Nebraska All I Want For Christmas Is You
Nevada Feliz Navidad
New Hampshire It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
New Jersey All I Want For Christmas Is You
New Mexico Feliz Navidad
New York All I Want For Christmas Is You
North Carolina Feliz Navidad
North Dakota All I Want For Christmas Is You
Ohio The Christmas Song
Oklahoma Last Christmas
Oregon All I Want For Christmas Is You
Pennsylvania Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
Rhode Island Santa Tell Me/Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
South Carolina All I Want For Christmas Is You
South Dakota Jingle Bell Rock
Tennessee Last Christmas
Texas All I Want For Christmas Is You
Utah It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Vermont Feliz Navidad
Virginia Driving Home for Christmas
Washington All I Want For Christmas Is You
West Virginia It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Wisconsin All I Want For Christmas Is You/Last Christmas
Wyoming Jingle Bell Rock