South Carolina Named The Most Festive State In The Nation
This time of year we all like to consider ourselves festive as opposed to ‘grinch like.’ But, a recent study named South Carolina ‘The Most Festive State’ in the U.S. So, I guess now we need to break it down to understand how Casino.org came to this conclusion.
According to their study, Casino.org found South Carolina had a superior score on their ‘Grinch Meter.’ It was a 4 out of 5. And, compared to other states in the nation, South Carolina rang in at 15 times more cheerful. Plus, nearly 60 percent of all South Carolina residents purchase gifts for the season. Therefore, the South Carolina most festive title makes sense.
And, while the Palmetto State is proud to be the most festive state in the nation, Oklahoma takes the title of “Grinchiest.” Their score was a 2.11 out of 5. Yikes. You’re a mean one Oklahoma! And, just slightly over half of Oklahomans buy holiday presents on the regular.
Also, Americans apparently don’t enjoy caroling. The study found we have 96 percent grinchy feelings about the activity. But, unfortunately, South Carolina doesn’t hold the most festive state in the nation title singlehandedly. It was a tie with Missouri.
I have to think events like ChristmasVille in Rock Hill, South Carolina help to catapult the state into the winners’ circle. And, when it boils down to it we just love the Christmas season. It’s a great time to reflect and look inward as we ponder the year past and the one ahead.
And, how can you be a grinch when Santa’s on his way? After all, he knows if you’ve been good. So, start ringing those sleigh bells and put away that grinch outfit. It’s time to celebrate our title, South Carolina. I must say the research methods seem a bit arbitrary and less than scientific. But, who cares! See here for the full report to check how each state ranked.