CNY Decides If ‘Die Hard’ Is a Christmas Movie
The topic caused quite a stir Friday during the Beth & Dave morning show on Lite 98.7. After I proclaimed "Die Hard" to be a Christmas movie, and Beth disagreed, we were blasted with phone calls, text messages, and Facebook comments on both sides of the aisle.
The pollsters at YouGov (based in London) recently determined only 30% of Brits believe the 1988 Bruce Willis classic is a true Christmas movie, even though it takes place during a company Christmas party at the fictitious Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. Just over half (52%) do not believe it is, and the remaining 18% were undecided.
We created our own poll and decided to find out, once and for all, where Central New York stands on the burning issue of the season: Is "Die Hard" a Christmas movie?
Our numbers, collated from votes on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and our Lite 98.7 website, told a different story. Slightly more than 56% of our voters agreed that "Die Hard" IS a Christmas movie.
We'll celebrate the results Monday morning on our show with a "Die Hard" parody, set to the melody of one of the biggest Christmas classics of all time.
It will be interesting to continue tracking results as we head toward the 30th anniversary of the movie's release on July 15, 2018.