We recently asked MovieFanFare readers if they thought that Die Hard was a Christmas movie. As of this writing, a whopping 57% of you did. For this is a film that is considered “Christmas-adjacent” — set during the holidays, but the story itself isn’t primarily focused on them. (See also The Apartment, Trading Places, Night of the Comet, Gremlins, and Lethal Weapon — whose writer, Shane Black, sets a huge chunk of his films at Christmastime).
For this Open Thread, we want you to share your thoughts on Christmas-adjacent films. Do you like them? Or do your tastes run more towards traditional Yuletide fare? What are some of your favorites and why?