Holiday Cheer, New and Old, Leads VOD and Netflix Charts

Even as Covid-19 reduces travel, the public is in a holiday mood.

Along with anecdotal reports of near-record Christmas tree sales and an increase of home-lighting displays, we say 11 Christmas-related films flourish this week on VOD and streaming charts.

This includes some overlap between home viewing and theaters, as well as some oddball trends that suggest the platforms increasingly bleed into one another.Our four charts each have a different film at #1; another two titles made all four charts.

Apple TV has “The Grinch” on top even after weeks of Netflix play.

GooglePlay still ranks “The New Mutants” as #1.

Premium VOD entry “Let Him Go” leads at Spectrum, which counts by transactions; with a $19.99 price, that’s impressive.

Revenue-based FandangoNow leads with “Honest Thief,” one of the top theatrical releases this fall.

It has a mid-level PVOD price of $14.99, but as a new release this week it outpaced three more-expensive films.

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