Oh, hi. You're still reading articles right before Christmas? Excellent. Well, here's a lump of coal for you: according to a poll of Americans voters, Die Hard is not a Christmas movie.
No, John McClane, his merry cast of vaguely German terrorists, and Carl Winslow don't qualify as a Christmas story, according to a poll of 1,267 registered voters conducted by Public Policy Polling. A press release by PPP says only 13% of Americans think the action classic qualifies as a Christmas movie, while 62% of Americans say it does not. The other 25% of Americans apparently haven't seen Die Hard, or don't have an opinion about Die Hard. Which is probably grounds for deportation.
Die Hard wasn't the only movie with a Christmas motif to have a controversial result in the poll, either. Only 18% of voters bought the Grinch's rehabilitation story, seeing him in a positive light, while 60% said he still sucks. Sorry, feel-good stories.