Texas City Ranked at First in the Grinchiest Cities of America

It’s officially the holiday season, but not everywhere will be as happy as others. Recently, the financial news site FinanceBuzz looked into which U.S. places have the fewest Christmas events and holiday activities. One city in Texas came out on top. That is, “Grinch” green.

FinanceBuzz ranked the 50 biggest cities in the U.S. by looking at a lot of holiday-themed factors, such as the amount of department and toy stores, Google Trends searches, and more. Each city was given a score out of 100, with the worst number being named “Grinchiest.”

FinanceBuzz said that San Antonio, Texas, had the most humbug cities. The city has about 45 holiday events for every 100,000 people, which is 75% less than the national average of 185 events for every 100,000 residents.

The Grinchiest in the United States:

San Antonio, Texas

There are 44.6 holiday events and fairs for every 100,000 people, and 2.9 holiday markets for every 100,000 people. 43.1% of people give money to charity every year. Score for the holiday: 32.7/100.

Jacksonville, Florida

There are 41.4 holiday events and fairs for every 100,000 people, and 1.6 holiday markets for every 100,000 people. 48.0% of people give money to charity every year. Score for the holiday: 33.7/100.

San Diego, California

There are 80.9 holiday parties and festivals for every 100,000 people.
There are 1.3 holiday markets for every 100,000 people. 53.5% of people give money to charity every year. Score for the holiday: 34.8/100.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Twenty-three holiday events and fairs happen for every 100,000 people. Sixteen holiday markets happen for every 100,000 people. Fifty-seven percent of people give money to charity every year. Score for the holiday: 35.2/100.

Louisville, Kentucky

There are 56.9 holiday parties and festivals for every 100,000 people. There are 0.8 Christmas markets for every 100,000 people. The percentage of people who give to charity every year is 64.6%. Score for the holiday: 35.4/100.

Virginia Beach, Virginia

There are 112.2 holiday events and fairs for every 100,000 people, and 2.7 holiday markets for every 100,000 people. 52.1% of people give money to charity every year. Score for the holiday: 36.3/100.

Los Angeles, California

There are 67.6 holiday events and fairs for every 100,000 people, and 2.3 holiday markets for every 100,000 people. 47.2% of people give money to charity every year. Score for the holiday: 36.4/100.

Chicago, Illinois

There are 68.5 holiday events and festivals for every 100,000 people, and 2.3 holiday markets for every 100,000 people. 55.7% of the community gives to charity every year. Score for the holiday: 36.5/100.

New York, New York

There are 55.4 holiday events and gatherings for every 100,000 people, and 1.6 holiday markets for every 100,000 people. 49.4% of people give money to charity every year. Score for the holiday: 36.8/100.

Memphis, Tennessee

There are 37.2 holiday events and fairs for every 100,000 people, and only 0.3 holiday markets for every 100,000 people. 55.6% of people give money to charity every year. Score for the holiday: 36.9/100.

There were only a few big U.S. towns with fewer holiday festivals and events going on for every 100,000 people. Houston was one of them. Also, Austin was put on FinanceBuzz’s “Naughty List” of places that don’t give to charity because only 37.7% of residents per 100,000 gave to charity during the holiday season.

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