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Why do people think that Die Hard is a Christmas movie?

Wumbo64

Member
Oct 27, 2017
243
How is it not a Christmas movie when the themes, setting, props, and parts of the plot are laced with overt Christmas DNA?
 
Dec 21, 2017
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Have you ever been at Walmart on Black Friday? That's why. The Purge is more in tune with the holiday spirit than most movies.
 

joecanada

Member
Oct 28, 2017
3,571
Canada
The main argument I see against Die Hard not being a Christmas movie is it could take place any time of the year. The same can be true for Home Alone. In fact that is even more true for Home Alone as it could easily happen at Easter or Thanksgiving or any other time like a family wedding or whatever. Die Hard needs to happen at Christmas as that is the only time office parties happen.
Agreed. Hell Christmas Vacation could happen during Thanksgiving. If you ignore the whole theme of any movie of course the setting can be switched
 

msdstc

Member
Nov 6, 2017
2,625
“It’s a Christmas movie”
“Well, ackchewally...”

I feel like I’m on the right side of this argument tbh!
I love that you continue to do this in every post. Ready.

"it's NOT a christmas movie"
"Well, Ackwchewally..."

You absolutely have this flipped. The "ackchewally" crowd is the one who ramped up the "it's a christmas movie" convo to be contrarian or to draw a few shocked reactions of "but that's not a christmas movie!"
 

nekkid

Member
Oct 27, 2017
9,188
I love that you continue to do this in every post. Ready.

"it's NOT a christmas movie"
"Well, Ackwchewally..."

You absolutely have this flipped. The "ackchewally" crowd is the one who ramped up the "it's a christmas movie" convo to be contrarian or to draw a few shocked reactions of "but that's not a christmas movie!"
Nah, it’s really not that way round.