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Kentucky's Favorite Christmas Movies

Join Commonwealth Credit Union as we take a sleigh ride through Kentucky's favorite Christmas movies!


As the holiday season draws nearer, there's no better way to get into the festive spirit than by cozying up with loved ones and enjoying a classic Christmas movie. Kentucky has unique traditions and preferences when celebrating the “most wonderful time of the year,” so join Commonwealth Credit Union as we take a sleigh ride through Kentucky's favorite Christmas movies!

"Elf" (2003)

For those in Kentucky who enjoy a good dose of laughter with their holiday cheer, "Elf" is a go-to Christmas movie. Will Ferrell's endearing portrayal of Buddy, a human raised by elves at the North Pole, brings laughter to households across the state. With its humor and heart, "Elf" has become a modern classic that appeals to all.

"White Christmas" (1954)

Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" musical has become a staple in Kentucky households during the holiday season. The film, featuring the iconic duo Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, resonates with Kentuckians who appreciate the magic of a snowy Christmas. With its catchy tunes and heartwarming story, this classic embodies the nostalgic charm many in the state associate with the holidays.

"A Christmas Carol" (1984)

Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption, "A Christmas Carol," has been adapted into various films over the years, but the 1984 version starring George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge holds a special place in the hearts of Kentuckians. The timeless message of compassion and generosity resonates with the values of community and goodwill cherished in the Bluegrass State.

"It's a Wonderful Life" (1946)

Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" may be set in the fictional town of Bedford Falls, but its universal themes of hope, family, and the impact of one person's life resonate with Kentuckians. The film's popularity is a testament to its ability to touch viewers' hearts across generations, fostering a sense of gratitude for our family and community.

"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (1989)

Kentuckians who love holiday humor reach for "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." The misadventures of Clark Griswold and his family as they attempt to create the perfect Christmas capture the chaotic yet endearing nature of many holiday celebrations in the Bluegrass State.

In Kentucky, Christmas is a time for creating cherished memories with family and friends. Whether it's the nostalgia of Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" or the laughter induced by Buddy the Elf's antics, our state's favorite Christmas movies reflect our fellow Kentuckians’ diverse tastes and values. So, grab a cup of hot cocoa, gather your loved ones, and enjoy the season's magic with these beloved films.

Happy Holidays from Commonwealth Credit Union!

Note: This list of Christmas movies popular in Kentucky was created based on Google search trends.