“Die Hard” is definitely a Christmas movie. Just ask the police.
On Monday, the New York Police Department took to Twitter to wish their brothers and sisters in blue a merry Christmas, thanking them for protecting the holiday in Bruce Willis action classic, adding the hashtag “#YesItsAChristmasMovie”.
The Los Angeles Police Department responded soon after acknowledging the NYPD’s own contributions in the form of Willis’ New York police officer character John McClane from the “Die Hard” series.
Over the years, many have made the claim that “Die Hard” is sneakily the best Christmas movie ever made, but according to a poll from earlier this month most people don’t agree it’s a Christmas movie at all.
The Hollywood Reporter partnered with data company Morning Consult to ask Americans whether they would call the classic Bruce Willis action blockbuster a Christmas movie.
The poll results found that among American adults, only 25 per cent say “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie, with a whopping 62 per cent saying that it is not.
One person who had an opinion on the poll was Stephen Amell, who posted:
This isn’t the first time the “Arrow” star has weighed in on the movie debate, with him previously posting:
Earlier this year, Willis himself came out against the idea that “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie.
Men were more likely than woman to say it’s a Christmas movie at 32 per cent versus 20 per cent.
When broken down by age group, 30 to 44-year-olds were the most likely to say the film is a Christmas movie at 37 per cent.
The Hollywood Reporter and Morning Consult also recently conducted another survey to find out the Top 3 Christmas movies for each age group.
“Die Hard” managed to make an appearance in the survey as one of the Top 3 among 30 to 44-year-olds, who also chose “The Muppet Christmas Carol” and “Home Alone” as favourites.
Older age groups tended to favour classic films like “It’s a Wonderful Life”, “White Christmas” and “Miracle on 34th Street”.
Meanwhile, 18 to 29-year-olds skewed newer with “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, “Elf” and “Four Christmases”.