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A state-by-state look at America's favorite Christmas candies

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The classic candy cane was voted as the favorite Christmas candy in seven U.S. states, making it the third most popular holiday treat. Pez and M&M's tied for first place.

Whether it's candy canes to hang on trees, gum drops to decorate gingerbread houses, or a variety of other sweets to fill stockings, there will likely be a lot of candy floating around homes over the next few weeks — $1.93 billion worth of it, to be specific.

But out of the multitude of Christmas treats available, what's everyone's favorite? The answer to that depends on where you live, and it varies from classics like candy canes to novelty items like Pez and Santa-shaped chocolates.

Bulk candy dealer CandyStore.com polled more than 50,000 customers to determine what candy is the favorite in each U.S. state. Coming in first in eight states each, Pez and M&M's tied as the most frequent favorite. Candy canes came in second by placing first in seven states. 

The top three for each location are included on the map below, followed by a state-by-state list:

Alabama: Reindeer corn, candy canes, Skittles

Alaska: Hershey Kisses, candy canes, Reese's Pieces

Arizona: Pez, Skittles, Hershey Kisses

Arkansas: Starburst, candy canes, Skittles

California: Peppermint bark, M&M's, Hershey Kisses

Colorado: Hershey Kisses, Reese's Pieces, candy canes

Connecticut: M&M's, Hershey Kisses, candy canes

Delaware: Candy canes, Pez, Hershey Kisses

Florida: Skittles, M&M's, Snickers

Georgia: Candy canes, Skittles, Starburst

Hawaii: Starburst, Hershey Kisses, Pez

Idaho: M&M's, Hershey Kisses, Jolly Rancher

Illinois: Jolly Rancher, Pez, M&M's

Indiana: Snickers, candy canes, Starburst

Iowa: M&M's, Reese's Pieces, Hershey Kisses

Kansas: Peppermint bark, M&M's, candy canes

Kentucky: M&M's, Reese's Minis, Starburst

Louisiana: Pez, Skittles, Reese's Minis

Maine: Candy canes, Hershey Kisses, chocolate santa

Maryland: Reese's Pieces, candy canes, Pez

Massachusetts: Skittles, Hershey Kisses, candy canes

Michigan: Reindeer Corn, Reese's Pieces, M&M's

Minnesota: Jolly Rancher, Hershey Kisses, Snickers

Mississippi: Snickers, Hershey Kisses, candy canes

Missouri: Starburst, Skittles, Hershey Kisses

Montana: Skittles, Reese's Minis, Reese's Pieces

Nebraska: Hershey Kisses, M&M's, Pez

Nevada: Peppermint Bark, Candy Canes, Starburst

New Hampshire: Candy Canes, Reese's Minis, Skittles

New Jersey: Reese's Minis, Pez, Skittles

New Mexico: Pez, chocolate Santas, candy canes

New York: Skittles, candy canes, Pez

North Carolina: Pez, Snickers, Starburst

North Dakota: Chocolate Santas, Pez, Reese's Minis

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Ohio: Pez, Hershey Kisses, Starburst

Oklahoma: Starburst, Pez, Skittles

Oregon: Reese's Minis, candy canes, Snickers

Pensylvania: Candy canes, Pez, Reese's Minis

Rhode Island: M&M's, Skittles, candy canes

South Carolina: Pez, M&M's, Starburst

South Dakota: Reese's Minis, Reese's Pieces, Hershey Kisses

Tennessee: M&M's, candy canes, Starburst

Texas: Pez, Skittles, candy canes

Utah: Reindeer Corn, Hershey Kisses, M&M's

Vermont: Candy canes, Snickers, Pez

Virginia: M&M's, Pez, candy canes

Washington: Candy canes, Reese's Minis, Skittles

Washington D.C.: Jolly Rancher, Snickers, Candy Canes

West Virginia: Peppermint bark, Pez, Jolly Rancher

Wisconsin: Pez, Jolly Rancher, Starburst

Wyoming: M&M's, Snickers, Reese's Pieces

Trouble seeing the map? Here's a closer, non-interactive look at the No. 1 choices in each state.

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