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Old 12-06-2018, 11:25 PM
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Default 62% of People Say DIE HARD Isn't a Christmas Movie and They're Wrong

Can 62% of Americans be wrong? Yes. Yes, they can.

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I have NEVER thought Die Hard to be a Christmas movie. Only reason I remotely think it was ever possible was online posts of the subject.

Regarding reason number 6 --- I got the 4K now so hey, why not? And I'm home alone Xmas Eve, so again, why not?
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Die Hard being called a Christmas movie is one of those internet things. I never heard it refered to as a Christmas movie until a few years ago. To that end, I guess Lethal Weapon is also a Christmas movie now. How about On Her Majestyís Secret Service, it also takes place at Christmas.
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There are actually some pretty good reasons why Die Hard should be considered a Christmas movie?

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/deb...e-hard-n948126

I don't consider it a "Christmas movie," but it happens to be my wife's favorite Christmas movie.
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Ummm, it IS a Christmas movie.
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Ummm, it IS a Christmas movie.
Before the posts on the internet, it never was.

Other things the internet have brought us:
Baby It's Cold Outside - apparently something very bad to say now.
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - should be banned because of its cruel nature.

Previous propaganda:
Certain people or stores were not allowed to say "Merry Christmas" -- apparently that has been debunked so many times that only a small percentage of people still staunchly believe it.
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Before the posts on the internet, it never was.

Other things the internet have brought us:
Baby It's Cold Outside - apparently something very bad to say now.
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - should be banned because of its cruel nature.

Previous propaganda:
Certain people or stores were not allowed to say "Merry Christmas" -- apparently that has been debunked so many times that only a small percentage of people still staunchly believe it.
I don't believe it. The movie takes place during Christmas time and the closing song is a Christmas song.

It was a Christmas movie from the get go. Only thing against it is that it came out in the summer.
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I don't believe it. The movie takes place during Christmas time and the closing song is a Christmas song.

It was a Christmas movie from the get go. Only thing against it is that it came out in the summer.
I don't think the summer release matters. Miracle on 34th Street was also released in the summer, yet no one would allege that it is not a Christmas film.

The real issue is that a "Christmas film," at least by my definition, is something that that can be watched by the entire family. As such, no rated R movie can be a "Christmas movie."

The fact that a movie takes place on or near Christmas, and plays Christmas music, doesn't make a movie a Christmas movie. If a porno came out, staring Santa on Christmas, would we consider that a Christmas film?

But this argument is rather ridiculous. Who cares?

For the record, here is my published list of favorite Christmas movies and I do make mention of Die Hard.
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I don't believe it. The movie takes place during Christmas time and the closing song is a Christmas song.
Lethal Weapon. Xmas song, hooker falls off hotel roof and crashes thru a car. Makes it a Xmas movie?
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