I’ve always been on the “Die Hard is a Christmas movie” side of the argument, but I don’t understand those getting their panties in a bunch. It’s right there in the poll title: “What is the Best Christmas movie…”. Surely we understand the qualifier.
All of the choices are in the same vein. They take place at Christmas time and that fact is ancillary to the plot, but they are not “about” Christmas.
“Trading Places” is the most Christmas-y of the bunch, followed by “Gremlins”. If you refute the inclusion of “Die Hard” in the poll, then those movies are more objectionable.
@werehatrack The premise here is the intersection of ‘behold a man’ and ‘I know it when I see it’. Where classic objective classification breaks down. If you make reasonable rules for what makes a movie a Christmas movie, then most of these movies will qualify, and yet they are not ‘classic’ Christmas movies. Once you reach this stage you must admit that there is no objective method to qualify Christmas movies and accept that it is a personal matter or delve into the realm of subjectivity.