Every Christmas the same argument comes up over the question: Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?
The 1988 action thriller is an exemplary example of a classic action thriller, with Bruce Willis’s John McClane taking on German terrorists in a hostage situation.
While Die Hard was a summer blockbuster, the film is set on Christmas Eve and makes multiple references to the festive season throughout the film.
And yet it’s not about Christmas in the way that a film like Elf is, so is it a Christmas movie?
Die Hard: Is the Bruce Willis classic a Christmas movie? The UK has final say in NEW poll
Die Hard isn’t just set at Christmas, but has tons of references to the festive season
Now YouGov have polled over 5000 UK adults with the question: “Do you think that Die Hard is a Christmas film?”
Just 30% voted Yes, while 52% voted No and 18% said they don’t know.
This followed an earlier YouGov poll which asked: “Do you consider a movie that takes place at Christmas time, but is not about Christmas itself, to be a Christmas movie?”
While 50% voted No in that one, even asking specifically about Die Hard in a follow-up poll wasn’t enough to see the film officially stamped as a Christmas movie.
Nevertheless, we still think it absolutely is in our seven reasons the Yippee-Ki-Yay classic is the most festive.
Sorry everyone, but Die Hard is STILL NOT a Christmas movie – even asking the direct question still sees 52% of Brits saying it’s not a festive flick, compared to only 30% who do https://t.co/b9a9wxfmA5pic.twitter.com/dudK5yoTkK
— YouGov (@YouGov) December 7, 2017
The UK public have voted that Die Hard is not a Christmas movie
Earlier this year it was confirmed that Bruce Willis will return for Die Hard 6.
Titled Die Hard: Year One, the part-prequel, part-sequel will see flashbacks to a younger John McClane as an LAPD cop.