Another holiday season is upon us, meaning that there are endless debates about what is and isn't a Christmas movie. And now, it looks like the Harry Potter franchise has been caught in the crossfire.
The iconic franchise wrapped up a few years back, but still remains a core part of fans' yearly routines. For some, that apparently means breaking out their eight-film box set, or one of the installments, around Christmastime. But does that mean that the Harry Potter films are technically Christmas movies?
As some have argued, if your qualification is that the film in question has to take place during Christmas (the reason why people still think Die Hard is a Christmas movie), most of the Harry Potter films technically pass. But as others have pointed out, the films may have segments devoted to Christmastime, but it's only a small portion of Harry, Ron, and Hermione's school year. So in their mind, the films shouldn't be lumped into the same category as the ever-growing Christmas specials and movies.
At the end of the day, you're more than welcome to watch a Harry Potter film around the holidays, or whenever else your heart desires. But either way, the Internet has had quite a debate about whether it earns the "Christmas movie" title. Here's a round-up of some of our favorite tweets.
are yall gonna do that thing this year where you pretend harry potter is a christmas film?— paige 🎅🏼❤️ (@pokerwitheIIen) December 15, 2017
Fact: Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone soundtrack is Christmas music— Taylor (@thiswhomps) December 19, 2017
First thing I’m gunna do when I get home is put on Harry Potter, then it’s really Christmas.— Áine Cahill 🎄✨ (@AineCahillMusic) December 20, 2017
I realize that the Harry Potter films aren’t exclusively Christmas movies but the fact that they are no longer a part of Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas feels like a personal attack.— Samantha (@SDel23) December 20, 2017
Die Hard is absolutely not a Christmas movie, period. Neither is Harry Potter for that matter.— Brian J. Claybaugh (@justgopher_it) December 20, 2017
I don’t care what you say, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is the best Christmas movie.— Kelsey Phariss (@KelseyPhariss) December 20, 2017
It's become my personal tradition to go on a Harry Potter movie marathon before Christmas.— Ja Salazar (@_heyja) December 16, 2017
Look if you're gonna say Christmas films pick Christmas films not...films with Christmas scenes.
Harry Potter is lovely and has Christmas and snow but it's not a blummin' Christmas film.— Bennie and the Jess (@Jess5_11) December 19, 2017
my favorite christmas movies are:— Gunnar (@ChekhovsGunnar) December 12, 2017
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince