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Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?


By dirkdiggler

6 months ago



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    “Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie? ”

    • Yes 167 votes
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    • No 25 votes
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    #1 6 months ago

    My wife and I both consider Die Hard a Christmas Movie. Last night both her brothers and cousin disagree. Thoughts?

    Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?

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    #2 6 months ago

    Any movie that takes place during Christmas can be considered a Christmas movie.

    #3 6 months ago

    Of course it is. lol it takes place during a Christmas party. I think it qualifies.

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    #4 6 months ago

    It's the best Christmas movie.

    #5 6 months ago

    Die Hard is the ultimate Christmas movie.

    #6 6 months ago

    Why is this even a debate OF COURSE Die Hard is a Christmas movie!!!

    #7 6 months ago

    The screenwriter has said it is a Christmas movie. `Nuf said

    #8 6 months ago

    There's some people that think a Christmas movie must be released around Christmas; these people are idiots.
    Miracle of 34th Street was released in may, and Gremlins in June... Thats all the proof needed.
    Bruce Willis i believe has said it is not a Christmas movie, again proving it is.

    #9 6 months ago

    Yes, and so is Gremlins

    #10 6 months ago

    Ho ho I have a machine gun.

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    #12 6 months ago

    Die Hard Pinball

    #13 6 months ago

    Are these Christmas movies?

    Lethal Weapon
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    Batman Returns

    #14 6 months ago
    Quoted from Gunnut40:

    Ho ho I have a machine gun.

    Just watched this scene (watching the movie now), grab a device to check pinside and look what I see. Heh.

    Ofc it’s a Xmas movie. It’s the Xmas gift wrapping movie.

    #15 6 months ago
    Quoted from Bos98:

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    The first few Harry Potters are also Christmas movies.

    Quoted from rennervision:

    Are these Christmas movies?
    Lethal Weapon
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    Batman Returns

    Yes - On Her Majesty's Secret Service is maybe my favorite Christmas movie.

    #16 6 months ago

    So Jaws the revenge and Edward scissor hands are Christmas movies too..

    http://strangersandaliens.com/2013/12/jaws-the-revenge-strange-christmas-movies-2-of-24/

    #17 6 months ago

    Die Hard is most assuredly a Christmas movie and Predator is a Thanksgiving movie. At least in my household with my 12 yo daughter. My wife on the other hand does not subscribe to this awesomeness...

    #18 6 months ago

    Is Home Alone a Christmas movie?
    If yes, then Die Hard is definitely a Christmas movie - the plot to both/either can be summed up the same: it’s Christmas time, and the main character spends the duration of the movie foiling the plot of the robbers...

    #19 6 months ago

    Just watching it now. Of course it is.

    #20 6 months ago
    Quoted from mbasnight:

    Just watched this scene (watching the movie now), grab a device to check pinside and look what I see. Heh.
    Ofc it’s a Xmas movie. It’s the Xmas gift wrapping movie.

    Fun fact, they made a Funko Pop figure of Tony...the guy John Mcclane killed to get the machine gun, but they changed the wording on the shirt to remove "machine". I guess that word pushed it over the edge?

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    #21 6 months ago

    Die hard made me the man I am today...a barefoot over broken glass badass

    #22 6 months ago

    Apparently this subject is a hot debate item throughout the country. Here is the result of a national poll taken in late 2018:

    (Personally, I'm on the fence on this issue - but note - I LOVE the movie regardless of its Christmas or Non-Holiday status!)

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    #23 6 months ago

    A different poll with a wildly different result!

    (This is a more recent poll from December '19 from the Hollywood Reporter: )
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    #24 6 months ago

    Is this a serious question? Of course it is.

    #25 6 months ago

    Shit ya J your family don’t know shit. Merry Christmas

    #26 6 months ago

    The Elephant in the room is, "Where in the hell is my Die Hard Pin?"

    #27 6 months ago

    Die Hard is more reverent than Rick and donkey and Stranger than things , haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    #28 6 months ago
    Quoted from Darcy:

    The Elephant in the room is, "Where in the hell is my Die Hard Pin?"

    Data East had a liscene to make a Die Hard arcade game in 1996, but unfortunately had sold off their pinball division to SEGA by then.
    I would have been rad if they would have made one.

    #29 6 months ago

    Here:

    On December 24, 2017, screenwriter Steven E. de Souza stated on Twitter that Die Hard is a Christmas film. However, at his Comedy Central Roast, Willis declared "Die Hard is not a Christmas movie! It is a goddamn Bruce Willis movie!"

    I don't care what he says, it's a Christmas movie.

    #30 6 months ago

    Yes, it is a Christmas movie. Not only does the movie take place during Christmas, but also Christmas is a central part of the movie. That is a reason why the cops ignored the shooting thinking it was fireworks. Also the reason why the robbers committed the crime during a Christmas party, since this would serve as a distraction.

    #31 6 months ago

    Die hard is not a christmas movie it is THE christmas movie.

    #32 6 months ago
    Quoted from Twilight1:

    Shit ya J your family don’t know shit. Merry Christmas

    Haha. Right? Rosy was fired up and shocked her brothers thought it wasn't. Merry Christmas to you too T

    #33 6 months ago

    IMO if any movies story takes place on or around the holiday then it is a movie of that holiday.
    Now do people like to refer to it as a Christmas movie? That is very subjective, if you like guns or hostage movies then Die Hard is a Christmas movie. If you don't like those things then you do not hold the style near and dear and you will argue that it is not a Christmas movie. What defines a Christmas movie?

    So do you differentiate Christmas movies from movies that are set around Christmas?
    If so then you have an argument if you do not then you have no argument.

    Halloween movies are also the same here are some examples:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_set_around_Halloween

    #34 6 months ago

    Best damn Christmas movie ever made!
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    Merry Christmas everyone!

    #35 6 months ago

    No Die hard is not A xmas movie!

    Its THE xmas movie
    Yipeekiyay!

    Gremlins too!!!

    #36 6 months ago

    Die hard 2 is around Christmas time as well isnt it? Has the jingles playing through the trailer...

    #37 6 months ago
    Quoted from PinPatch:

    Die hard 2 is around Christmas time as well isnt it? Has the jingles playing through the trailer...

    Both Die Hard and Die Hard 2 take place on Christmas Eve.

    #38 6 months ago

    Personally I love the move but I dont believe is a Christmas movie. The story takes place during Christmas simply as a vehicle for why John flies from NY to CA to see his estranged wife & why there is a big party in the tower at night.After that is established it plays no role in the move & There is no Christmas message

    #39 6 months ago

    Is it still Home Use Only if somebody borrows my Die Hard DVD and watches it at their home?

    #40 6 months ago
    Quoted from msj2222:

    Personally I love the move but I dont believe is a Christmas movie. The story takes place during Christmas simply as a vehicle for why John flies from NY to CA to see his estranged wife & why there is a big party in the tower at night.After that is established it plays no role in the move & There is no Christmas message

    True it wasn’t made as a Christmas movie, it’s just been adopted as one, Die Hard is as synonymous with Christmas as Home Alone. Neither need a Christmas message they are both just great movies to watch during the holidays with family.

    #41 6 months ago

    This idea of Die Hard as a Christmas movie is a recent one. When it came out it definitely wasn't (it was released July 12, 1988).

    Growing up I used to watch it all the time, all year long.

    At some point in recent history it became "A Christmas movie" and people watch it during Christmas.

    #42 6 months ago
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    #43 6 months ago

    I was curious so I looked up Home Alone's release date: Nov 16, 1990. So that was definitely released as a Christmas movie.

    Die Hard 2 (which also takes place during Christmas) was released July 2, 1990.

    #44 6 months ago
    Quoted from J85M:

    True it wasn’t made as a Christmas movie, it’s just been adopted as one, Die Hard is as synonymous with Christmas as Home Alone. Neither need a Christmas message they are both just great movies to watch during the holidays with family.

    Well, would that make Lethal Weapon a Christmas movie then !?

    #45 6 months ago

    I’ll just put this here ...
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    #46 6 months ago
    Quoted from msj2222:

    Well, would that make Lethal Weapon a Christmas movie then !?

    It is in my house

    If anything that’s got a Christmas message in it, at the beginning of the movie they don’t know each other Murtaugh pretty much dislikes Riggs because they are so different but by the end of the movie they are friends and Murtaugh invites Riggs to spend Christmas with his family.

    #47 6 months ago

    For those who haven't seen it, and a Die Hard fan. There's a series on Netflix called The MOVIES That Made Us. Really cool behind the scenes making of some historic franchises. We've watched the Die Hard and Ghostbusters episodes so far. Probably watch the Home Alone one next. If you have a hour I'd highly recommend it.

    #48 6 months ago
    Quoted from J85M:

    It is in my house
    If anything that’s got a Christmas message in it, at the beginning of the movie they don’t know each other Murtaugh pretty much dislikes Riggs because they are so different but by the end of the movie they are friends and Murtaugh invites Riggs to spend Christmas with his family.

    OK, good enough. I'll buy into that

    #49 6 months ago

    My favourite Christmas movie is The Lion in Winter. Like Die Hard, it takes place during Christmas but it’s not about Christmas. Kate Hepburn gives an oscar-worthy performance, as does the rest of the cast.

    #50 6 months ago

    "Ho ho ho. Now I've got a gun."

    Sounds like Christmas to me.

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