BLOGMAS: Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?

Well, it took me 23 years but I finally watched Die Hard last week.

Every so often my boss sends out an email with a question to everyone and we can answer it and argue over who’s right and who’s wrong. Last week’s was about if Die Hard was a Christmas Movie or not – I mentioned I had never seen it and the next day it was on my desk waiting for me to bring it home.

This raises the question – what makes Die Hard a Christmas movie?

I reached out to my friends and family on Facebook for arguments but as usual – no one helped.

So here I am having waited all day to finish writing this with zero arguments if Die Hard is/is not a Christmas movie.

Spoiler: according to the director, it is. My co-worker rewatched the movie with commentary before plopping it on my desk the next day and according to the director’s commentary, it is.

I mean, I still don’t know what to think about the subject. Just because its set on Christmas doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a Christmas movie.

But also, it does have the Christmas spirit, i.e doing anything to be with your loved ones. But the whole movie also is just guns and killing and shooting people the entire time. And then Holly punches the reporter at the end of the movie and makes me entire day.

I really don’t know how I feel and everyone I’ve talked to about it has just said “YES IT IS” without any other reasoning. Like, what makes it a Christmas movie?? Other Christmas movies all have a common Christmasy theme to them but this one doesn’t really have that.

So instead of rambling, since I have shit to do now, I’m going to leave it open to the comments. Do you consider Die Hard a Christmas movie? Give me some reasoning.


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