Is 'Die Hard' a Christmas Movie? Poll Reveals What Majority of Adults Say

Bruce Willis already declared Die Hard was not a Christmas movie earlier this year—yet, here we are, months later, still debating on whether or not the action movie is or is not a holiday classic.

Sure, the plot of the thriller takes place in Los Angeles on Christmas Eve, and, yes, Willis's character John McClane has to save his estranged wife's (Bonnie Bedelia) office holiday party from terrorists, but not many other aspects of the film are screaming holly jolly Christmas. Not to mention, it was released in the dead of summer—July 15, 1988, to be exact.

Nonetheless, year after year, movie lovers watch the film repeatedly during the holidays, sparking the annual debate on if Die Hard falls under the Christmas-movie category.

However, it seems that more adults are conceding to Willis's proclamation and are no longer believing Die Hard to be a Christmas movie.

A new Morning Consult/Hollywood Reporter poll, released in early December, revealed a majority of adults across the U.S. do not view Die Hard as a holiday film. Sixty-two percent of adults said the action movie was not a holiday movie while only 25 percent of viewers claimed Die Hard was indeed a Christmas movie.

There wasn't a big gap between opposing views of men and women—only a ten percent difference. Majority of men (57 percent) and women (67 percent) said Die Hard was not a Christmas movie.

Young people tended to view Die Hard as a Christmas movie more than older adults. More than 70 percent of all adults 55 and older didn't view Die Hard as a Christmas movie compared to 61 percent of adults in the 45 to 54 age group, 51 percent of adults in the 30 to 44 age group and 50 percent of adults in the 18 to 29 age group.

The survey was completed by 2,220 adults across the U.S. from November 15 to 18. The poll included a margin of error of two percentage points.

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