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    Is 'Die Hard' a Christmas movie?

    Every year, at about this time, this argument always seems to start. This year, a new poll shows that most people don't think it is. If some of you cannot understand why Die Hard would even be considered as a Christmas movie, this exerpt from an article at https://comicbook.com/movies/2018/12...new-poll-says/ will give you an idea.

    Now, inevitably, someone is going to be reading this and will be confused as to why Die Hard is considered by some to be a Christmas movie. The reason comes from the plot film itself. Released on July 12, 1988 -- firmly a summertime blockbuster release date -- Die Hard follows NYPD detective John McClane as he arrives in Los Angeles on Christmas Eve with the intent of reconciling with his estranged wife, Holly, at her office Christmas party. It doesn't exactly work out that way. McClane, played by Bruce Willis, ends up spending Christmas eve battling terrorists in an LA skyscraper.
    What do you think? Christmas movie or not a Christmas movie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newyorklily View Post
    Every year, at about this time, this argument always seems to start. This year, a new poll shows that most people don't think it is. If some of you cannot understand why Die Hard would even be considered as a Christmas movie, this exerpt from an article at https://comicbook.com/movies/2018/12...new-poll-says/ will give you an idea.



    What do you think? Christmas movie or not a Christmas movie?

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    I would say Die Hard is a movie with Christmas as a backdrop. Time frame of movie is Christmas. But it is NOT a Movie featuring the spirit of the holidays. I vote NO.
    I would class it as an Action Adventure movie.
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    So what do you think about Home Alone?
    Christmas movie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by calikid View Post
    So what do you think about Home Alone?
    Christmas movie?
    I only saw it once but no. I don't consider that a Christmas movie.

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
    Elf
    The Grinch
    The Christmas Story

    Those are contemporary Christmas movies in my book.

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    Then there are the holiday crossover movies.

    Is "The Nightmare Before Christmas" a Christmas movie or a Halloween movie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newyorklily View Post
    Then there are the holiday crossover movies.

    Is "The Nightmare Before Christmas" a Christmas movie or a Halloween movie?

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    Been awhile since I last watched Nightmare Before Christmas. Have to see it again before answering yea or nay.
    I recall the Jack character was doing some soul searching and achieved some personal growth (in a few musical numbers), a common theme in many true Christmas movies.
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