- In a YouGov poll last year, 52% of UK adults claimed “Die Hard” was not a Christmas film.
- A survey by the Hollywood Reporter/ Morning Consult found as many as 62% didn’t think it was.
- But we disagree due to the soundtrack, the time frame the film is set in, viewing habits, music, anti-Christmas element and overcoming of greed.
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A recent poll by the Hollywood Reporter/ Morning Consult found 62% of American adults thought “Die Hard” was not a Christmas film. And even Bruce Willis joined in the debate.
The most successful Christmas movie of all time is Home Alone, with a lifetime gross $US476,684,675. “Die Hard” has made box office totals of around $US141, 278, 197, according to boxofficemojo. This year the British Film Institute includes contemporary comedies in its Christmas line-up, including “Gremlins” and “Home Alone.”
We take a look at different criteria: soundtrack, the time frame the film is set in, viewing habits, music, anti-Christmas element and overcoming of greed. We can prove it IS a Christmas movie. Sort of.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: This video was originally published in December 2018.
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