Will Christmas Defeat Porn This Year?

Most people only care about Christmas for a few weeks out of every year, but porn is on our minds every day. But what's this? Each year "Christmas" briefly eclipses "porn" on Google? Will purity reign? Not this year, baby.

As the Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal points out, Christmas has surpassed porn every year for the past seven years—a pretty reliable trend, no? But look at this year's data, and you'll see things are a little off. The Christmas resurgence has been in steady decline since 2004, picked back up for a couple of years, and now looks like it very well may not top porn at all. Mostly, because we're searching for porn a lot more than we were seven years ago (side note: who google "porn"?).

So who will prevail? If you're incredibly bored this holiday season, keep refreshing Google Trends. It's a pretty win-win matchup if you ask me. [Google Trends via The Atlantic]