The Debate Is Over; People Vote That ‘Die Hard’ Is NOT A Christmas Film

The Great British public have done it again.

Sorry, wrong intonation.

The Great British public have done it again.

Every time they get asked a simple question, they somehow manage to mess it up. Even on something so, so, easy to get right.

Take today’s example of ‘questions that should be impossible to get wrong.’ Possibly bored with endless polling over Brexit YouGov ( an international Internet-based market research and data analytics firm, headquartered in the UK, with operations in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.) Decided to ask the question “Do you think Die Hard is a Christmas film?

According to the YouGov poll, 52% of 5457 Brits surveyed didn’t consider Die Hard to be a Christmas film, with 30% (correctly) believing that it is, and the remaining 18% stating that they don’t know. How can you not know? It’s a simple yes or no question.

Furthermore, the poll asked people if they would “consider a movie that takes place at Christmas time, but is not about Christmas itself, to be a Christmas movie” (aka Die Hard), with only 31% saying ‘Yes’, 50% saying ‘No’ and 19% saying ‘I don’t know’.

Hate to break it to you, but that also means that Gremlins isn’t a Christmas film either…

Along with, as far as I can work out pretty much every film that the light of my life and I have and will enjoy over the next few weeks.

Needless to say, the poll caused quite a stir on social media, with one eagle-eyed statistician pointing out that the clearest naysayers to Die Hard being a Christmas film were actually UKIP voters.

And now I need a shower.

This also technically means that Saving Private Ryan is just set during War it isn’t a War film. Doesn’t it?

I mean, what in Die Hard isn’t Christmassy? It’s set on Christmas, it’s about family and love and coming together during troubles and overcoming them together and growing together. I’m pretty sure it also invokes Jesus Christ and God at various points. What more could you ask for in life?

Aside from a more intelligent, educated, film literate public that is.

But what is the greatest Christmas film of all time if not Die Hard? 


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