Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Once the holidays are in sight that question begins to be debated, hotly, on what seems like a yearly basis. I’ve always been of the opinion that yes, Die Hard is absolutely a Christmas movie. It also happens to be one of the best action movies ever made. For as convinced as I am that it IS a Christmas movie, there are naysayers out there that will argue that it’s not.
Well…. I believe I finally have the definitive answer thanks to my buddy Ric.
Seven Essential Ingredients for a Holiday Movie
- Nostalgia – I remember the first time I saw Die Hard and the way it made me feel and I am always brought back to that time anytime I see it.
- Magic – There must have been some magic in the air that night for John McClane to do what he did. Xmas magic.
- Family – Holly Gennaro…McClane.
- Atmosphere – Christmas decor and music throughout the entire movie.
- Cliches – Saving Xmas and reuniting his family.
- Hope – One man and his belief in himself and the power of good.
- Redemption – Down in his luck cop, saves the day and save Xmas.
That’s seven for seven. Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Yippee-ki-yay it is!