Study: Not much Christmas cheer to be found in New Jersey

Mike Montone
December 05, 2018 - 1:45 pm
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TRENTON, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- They aren't very merry in Monmouth County, Gloucester is filled with Grinches, it's 'bah humbug' in Bergen County, and, well you get where this is going -- a recent study found New Jersey is lacking when it comes to the Christmas spirit.

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Century Link ranked the Garden State 47th in its love for the holiday, with only Florida, Hawaii, and Alaska ranked lower.

The results were based on online activity and area culture.

Here's how Jersey scored in each category:

Google searches for Christmas movies and gingerbread houses (29 percent)
Google shopping trends for wrapping paper, Christmas cards, Christmas ornaments, and “Elf on a Shelf” (28 percent)
Christmas music streaming (14.5 percent)
Tweeting about Christmas (7 percent)
Number of Christmas tree farms per capita (7 percent)
Charitable giving (14.5 percent)

The results may not come as a surprise to anyone who caught wind of a substitute teacher who told a group of Montville first graders that Santa Claus isn't real. She won't be returning to work for the district.