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Old 10-17-2019, 02:10 PM
 
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Halloween
1. Massachusetts
2. New Hampshire
3. Virginia
4. Connecticut
5. Ohio
Reasons- Northeast fall foilage and Salem witch trials, colonial architecture, and creepy abandoned feel in some parts of the Northeast (Rustbet)

Christmas
1. Minnesota
2. Ohio
3. Colorado
4. Alaska
5. Michigan
For their reputations of heavy amounts of snow. This image of a 1950s suburban family celebrating a white Christmas ("A Christmas story" movie)
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Old 10-17-2019, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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For me:

Halloween:

Illinois (Halloween movies, corn fields, hay rides, pumpkin mecca)
Massachusetts (foliage, Salem, good Halloween celebrations)
New York (foliage, lots of good Halloween stories in upstate)

Christmas:

Illinois and Wisconsin (where I typically spend the holidays, and also all of the Christmas movies based in and around Chicagoland, Chicago is a great holiday city)
Indiana (A Christmas Story)
New York (NYC is also a great city around the holidays, lots of snow in upstate)
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Old 10-17-2019, 02:44 PM
 
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For me:

Halloween:

Illinois (Halloween movies, corn fields, hay rides, pumpkin mecca)
Massachusetts (foliage, Salem, good Halloween celebrations)
New York (foliage, lots of good Halloween stories in upstate)

Christmas:

Illinois and Wisconsin (where I typically spend the holidays, and also all of the Christmas movies based in and around Chicagoland, Chicago is a great holiday city)
Indiana (A Christmas Story)
New York (NYC is also a great city around the holidays, lots of snow in upstate)
Great choices, as for "A Christmas story", that movie was bases in Ohio (Cleveland area)
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Old 10-17-2019, 03:23 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Maintainschaos View Post
For me:

Halloween:

Illinois (Halloween movies, corn fields, hay rides, pumpkin mecca)
Massachusetts (foliage, Salem, good Halloween celebrations)
New York (foliage, lots of good Halloween stories in upstate)

Christmas:

Illinois and Wisconsin (where I typically spend the holidays, and also all of the Christmas movies based in and around Chicagoland, Chicago is a great holiday city)
Indiana (A Christmas Story)
New York (NYC is also a great city around the holidays, lots of snow in upstate)
Good list. I agree.
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Old 10-17-2019, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Great choices, as for "A Christmas story", that movie was bases in Ohio (Cleveland area)
Maybe that's where it was filmed...? But the movie is based in NW Indiana, I believe--talks about Lake Michigan, the Bears, Terre Haute, etc.
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Old 10-17-2019, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Halloween
1. Massachusetts
2. Oregon
3. Michigan
4. Connecticut
5. Ohio

Reasons- Northeast fall foilage and Salem witch trials, desolate looking areas that look scary. Scary, creaky noises from old buildings, Detroit hoods

Christmas
1. Illinois
2. Tennessee
3. Colorado
4. Alaska
5. New York

Home Alone movies. Gatlinburg/Smokies. Alaska look like winter year round. New York New Years Eve celebration. Colorado vacation.
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Old 10-17-2019, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Chi > DC > Reno > SEA
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Yeah, I think as a whole the Mountain West is creepier than the Northeast, but it's a different kind of creepy - less supernatural, more modern/psychological horror.

I mostly agree with your lists on both counts, but I don't get a Christmas vibe from Alaska; it's too remote and there aren't enough homey-feeling brick buildings. I'd say Indiana or Wisconsin.
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Old 10-17-2019, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Greater Boston (Formerly Orlando and New York)
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Halloween

1. Massachusetts (Obviously, no question here)
2. New York
3. Illinois



Christmas
1. New Hampshire
2. Illinois (I always think of the Hoe Alone movie lol)
3. Michigan
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Old 10-17-2019, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Chiraq, Crook County
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Halloween

1)Illinois
2)Massachusetts
3)Vermont (and the rest of the NE states with nice foliage)

Christmas

1) Illinois (Chicago)
2) New York (NYC)
3) Pennsylvania
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Old 10-17-2019, 07:07 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Halloween - Surprised nobody has mentioned Georgia or Louisiana yet. Specifically Savannah is the most haunted city in the country with countless ghost stories and haunted houses. Halloween ghost tours in the nighttime are an especially a big thing.

Louisiana also has a lot of ghost stories and voodoo legends, especially New Orleans and the bayou areas. Halloween is a fun time in New Orleans.

Christmas - states in the Upper Midwest and the Northeast with White Christmases.
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