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The people have spoken: Die Hard is NOT a Christmas movie

Do you consider Die Hard a Christmas film?

  • Yes

  • No


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Oct 27, 2017
964
#10
I'm in the no camp. The difference maker for me is that Christmas movies share a tone that die hard just does not.

Either way it's a silly argument. It's way better than the vast majority of Christmas movies
 
Oct 30, 2017
1,310
US
#15
You can tell me that water isn't wet, but it doesn't make it any more true.

I'll be celebrating this Christmas- as all Christmases before it- with my buddy John McClane and his partner Al.
 
Oct 27, 2017
121
#17
I always think of the sequel as the Christmas one but what do I know...Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke was the Christmas movie in my parents house before the grand kids got older. My brothers and I still quote it at Christmas dinner. lol
 
Oct 30, 2017
1,310
US
#19
I'm in the no camp. The difference maker for me is that Christmas movies share a tone that die hard just does not.

Either way it's a silly argument. It's way better than the vast majority of Christmas movies
The film is literally about a man trying to get home, against all odds, to see his family at Christmas. Next you'll be telling me that Batman Returns isn't a Christmas movie.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,156
#21
I want to watch Die hard all year round.

I don't want to watch Christmas movies all year round.

Therefore die hard is not a Christmas movie.
 
Jun 18, 2018
581
#31
I'm in the no camp. The difference maker for me is that Christmas movies share a tone that die hard just does not.
It doesn't explore the 'magic' or Christmas in any way, but it is a story of redemption, with Christmas itself being the catalyst that re-unites John and Holly before the Gruber boys show up. That's some solid sentiment to me.

And the opening of the vault is a brilliant scene which invites you to join in the fun of the bad guys winning, starting with a Christmas joke and growing into Ode To Joy. It's way more evocative than any "let's open our Christmas present" scene I can think of, with maybe Danny getting Gizmo in Gremlins being close.

So, I think it's on the fringes, but it counts because ultimately, the best thing about Christmas is family (except that time I got Tomb Raider 2 on my PSOne).[/QUOTE]
 
Oct 8, 2018
601
#38
Batman Returns is the true “not a conventional Christmas movie but still absolutely a Christmas movie” movie.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,125
#47
The people also considered Trump to be a presidential candidate, so I pretty much don't give a fuck what the people think
*looks at POTUS*

what do the people know?
Yeah, but not the MAJORITY of people, though. Only reason Trump won was because there are certain people whose vote matters MORE simply because certain States have more power than they EVER should have in regards to Presidential elections. Fuck Electoral College!
 
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