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Martin Dew submitted a new blog post

RAVE Reviews releases ranking of 50 best Christmas movies
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Interesting list they have there.

Diehard a Christmas movie? Nope.
Brazil?
Batman Returns?
Trading Places?
 

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Not only that, it seems to consider any film that is set over or around the Christmas holiday to be a "Christmas film." While I disagree with almost all of those inclusions, I will give them Die Hard. We watch it every Christmas.
 

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Only in the sense that the time table they live in is Christmas time, The stories have nothing to do with Christmas.


NOT Christmas movies. :)

I maintain a page on my site dedicated to reviews of holiday DVDs/BDs:

http://dvdmg.com/holidaydvds.shtml

I'm pretty flexible about what I consider to qualify, but I'd never have thought to include a bunch of those.

"Batman Returns"?
"Carol"?
"Hook"?
"Brazil"?

I do view "Die Hard" as a Christmas movie because so much of the material relates to the holiday, but many of these offer only the most tangential connection.

"HOOK"???
 

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I just never understood why there is so much talk around whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie while Lethal Weapon gets no such attention. Lethal Weapon > Die Hard, IMHO.
 

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I just never understood why there is so much talk around whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie while Lethal Weapon gets no such attention. Lethal Weapon > Die Hard, IMHO.
I consider them both Christmas movies.
 

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Die Hard was released in July. If it was intended as a holiday movie, it would have been released in the holiday season.

Just because a film takes place in December does not make it a Christmas movie.
 

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Die Hard was released in July. If it was intended as a holiday movie, it would have been released in the holiday season.

Just because a film takes place in December does not make it a Christmas movie.

The film takes place at a Christmas Party, has Santa Claus (with machine gun), and even a Christmas present


Edit: As a side-note, Miracle On 34th Street was released in June!
 
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