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Providence Ranked Among Jolliest Cities in U.S.

Happy businessman pouring champagne for his colleagues during a Christmas party in the office.

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The holidays can be hectic and it can get stressful with so much going on, leading some people to feel a little Grinchy. But it seems some places are home to more of those folks than others and a new report reveals where they are.

A team from FinanceBuzz compared 50 of the biggest cities in the U.S. on dozens of metrics related to the spirit of the season in five main categories: communal celebrations and decorations, holiday shopping, holiday season of giving, holiday cheer, and holiday “jeer.”

  • They rated the cities on everything from the number of holiday events and festivals to the number of holiday markets to the number of homeless shelters.
  • Among New England Cities, Providence and Hartford are in the Top 10 jolliest!
  • The cities which hold the most holiday events and festivals are Riverside, California; Buffalo, New York; Baltimore, Maryland; Richmond, Virginia and Orlando.
  • Their analysis shows Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Houston, Memphis and Las Vegas have the fewest holiday events and festivals of all major U.S. cities.
  • Miami residents volunteer the least and donate to charity the least, while those who live in Buffalo are the most likely to donate to charity.

The Jolliest Cities in the U.S. This Holiday Season:

  1. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  2. Hartford, Connecticut
  3. Riverside, California
  4. Atlanta, Georgia
  5. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  6. Orlando, Florida
  7. Buffalo, New York
  8. Providence, Rhode Island
  9. Salt Lake City, Utah
  10. Cincinnati, Ohio

The Grinchiest Cities in the U.S. This Holiday Season:

  1. San Antonio, Texas
  2. Jacksonville, Florida
  3. San Diego, California
  4. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  5. Louisville, Kentucky
  6. Virginia Beach, Virginia
  7. Los Angeles, California
  8. Chicago, Illinois
  9. New York, NY
  10. Memphis, Tennessee

photo: Getty Images Source: FinanceBuzz

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