The most destructive Christmas film has been named according to how much it would cost to repair the damage caused. John McClane, take a bow. 

Yes, Die Hard is the most destructive Christmas film (and yes, it most certainly is a Christmas film), causing £15,192,394 worth of damage, according to research by Rated People.

Rated People sent an expert panel of tradespeople a summary of every single piece of damage that took place in the films. The panel included an electrician, decorator, plumber, glazier and a builder, who quoted for each piece of damage as if it was requested by a real customer. 

Die Hard topped the carnage chart by almost a whole £15m, due to the damage caused to the iconic Nakatomi Plaza office block and its surroundings. 

Coming in second with £544,415 of damage was Gremlins. Home Alone 2 (£217,730) came in third, The Grinch (£152,815) was in fourth and known renegade Paddington (£34,457) came in fifth.

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What Will Your Renovation Cost?

If you’re planning on renovating a house in 2020, don’t be too perturbed by these findings. While renovation projects have a bit of a reputation for being money-guzzling projects, there are numerous ways that your can tackle the project without breaking the bank. 

Acting as a project manager, shopping around and always getting multiple quotes will help you to keep costs under control.

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