‘Tis the season to start googling . . . everything from gift ideas to Planet Fitness hours. (No, really!) Think you know what your state is googling for Christmas? You might be surprised.
We made a list and checked it twice, so here are the most popular state Christmas searches we found this year, plus a full list of what every state is googling on Christmas.
1. Rhode Island—”Tinder”
Rhode Islanders must get lonely in winter because “Tinder” was one of their most popular searches on Christmas Day. Let’s hope they find true love, just like in the romantic Hallmark holiday movie A Christmas Wish.
2. Ohio—”Where to buy coal”
We feel sorry for any kids who live in Ohio. It seems their parents think they’re on the naughty list. That, or they’ve run out of coal for the furnace? Let’s hope it’s the latter.
3. Texas—”Is the Grinch real?”
Oh, Texas. Didn’t Santa teach you to believe? We think the Grinch exists and isn’t just Jim Carrey or Benedict Cumberbatch in disguise. Yup, we believe he’s real and just as rotten as a three-decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich with arsenic sauce.
4. Alabama—”Last-minute Christmas deals”
Either Alabamians are running behind schedule or they’re onto something here— we’re not sure which. But if you’re in need of a fun, last-minute Christmas gift to put under the tree for your sister-in-law’s new fiancé, might we suggest these?
5. Massachusetts—”Eggnog alcohol recipe”
If you’re an adult, it isn’t Christmas without eggnog. People in Massachusetts must be getting together with family from Colorado because the Centennial State’s most popular holiday search was “liquor stores open near me.” Cheers!
Bonus: “Amazon.com”—The Most Popular Christmas Google Search
This one’s not so surprising—”Amazon.com” was the most googled term in the entire US for Christmas 2018. We’re guessing everyone was eyeing goodies to buy with their Amazon gift cards. Or maybe they just wanted to return the ugly Christmas sweater their Great Aunt Bea got them?
That wraps up our picks for the country’s most unique holiday googling, bow and all. And oh, what fun do we think next year’s holiday searches will be. Until then, happy holidays!
|Alabama||Last-minute Christmas gift ideas|
|Alaska||What is Christmas?|
|Arizona||Grocery stores open on Christmas|
|Arkansas||Best Buy Christmas hours|
|California||Is Starbucks open on Christmas?|
|Colorado||Liquor stores open near me|
|Georgia||Stores open on Christmas|
|Illinois||Merry Christmas GIF|
|Indiana||A Christmas Story|
|Iowa||Best Christmas lights near me|
|Kansas||Best Buy Christmas hours|
|Kentucky||Planet Fitness hours|
|Louisiana||Fast food open on Christmas|
|Maryland||Merry Christmas GIF|
|Massachusetts||Eggnog alcohol recipe|
|Minnesota||Target Christmas hours|
|Mississippi||Walmart Christmas hours|
|Missouri||Is Starbucks open on Christmas?|
|Nebraska||Best Christmas lights|
|Nevada||Is Starbucks open on Christmas?|
|New Hampshire||Christmas music|
|New Jersey||Planet Fitness hours|
|New Mexico||Christmas memes|
|North Carolina||What is Christmas?|
|North Dakota||A Christmas Story|
|Ohio||Where to buy coal|
|Oklahoma||Restaurants open on Christmas Day|
|Pennsylvania||Planet Fitness hours|
|South Carolina||Stores open on Christmas|
|South Dakota||Family activities|
|Tennessee||Restaurants open on Christmas Day|
|Texas||Is the Grinch real?|
|Virginia||How long to roast a chicken|
|Washington||Boxing Day deals|
|West Virginia||Is Santa Claus real?|
|Wisconsin||Best Buy Christmas hours|
|Wyoming||Kardashian Christmas card|
How did we find these strange Christmas Google searches? With a twist of a nose and a wink of an eye, of course.
Okay, okay, not really. Instead, we gathered a list of popular Christmas-related internet searches and used Google Trends to match those searches with the states googling them on December 25, 2017.
And now that we’ve seen what our fellow Americans were up to last Christmas Day, we can’t wait to see what’s under the proverbial Christmas tree this year.