“Frosty The Snowman” tops Montana’s list of favorite Christmas movies

Posted at 11:39 AM, Dec 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-19 12:39:51-05

There are plenty of Christmas and holiday-themed movies and TV specials to choose from every year – but which one ranks as Montana’s favorite?

According to a recent survey, it’s "Frosty The Snowman."

Nationally, it is ranked #11. According to, Montana is the only state to rank "Frosty" as #1.

"Frosty" first aired on December 7, 1969, on CBS (where it still airs to this day), and tells the story of a snowman who comes to life when he wears a magical hat. took the top-rated holiday movies as ranked by viewers at AMC (American Movie Classics), and then cross-referenced them with Google Trends state data from the past decade to determine state favorites.

Nationally, the 10 most popular shows (regardless of state) are: 

1: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
2: Home Alone
3: Elf
4: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
5: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
6: A Charlie Brown Christmas
7: It’s a Wonderful Life
8: Miracle on 34th Street
9: A Christmas Story
10: The Santa Clause

Click here to see the complete national list, and vote for your favorite.

Click here to see the complete state rankings.