A heated debate takes place every year around Christmas time. It’s not about which relatives house you should visit for the holidays, it’s a topic with greater importance. It’s a question everyone wants to know the answer to but can’t seem to agree on. Is the 1988 film Die Hard,” starring Bruce Willis, a Christmas movie?

Yes, it is. That’s the simple answer, at least according to a poll I posted on Twitter recently. The results of the poll, in which nearly 100 people voted, revealed that 79% of people believe Die Hard is indeed a Christmas movie. 

I can understand why some people might think that is a ridiculous statement. Most movie goers recognize “Die Hard” as an action film. It has an action star as the lead, gunplay galore, and the movie came out in July, which is prime action film season. So how in the world can this film be a Christmas movie? Because the evidence for it being exactly that is overwhelming. Here are seven examples. 

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