“Come out to the coast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs…”
I have been watching Die Hard on Christmas for years. It’s a personal tradition, and not unlike how some people can;t let the holidays go by without sitting through A Christmas Story or those old Rankin Bass specials from the 70s. Why Die Hard though? Well, not only is this Bruce Willis classic one of the greatest action movies ever made, but it’s a damn good Christmas movie as well.
“What?! Die Hard isn’t a Christmas movie!” At least half a dozen people say this to me each year when I tell them about my annual festivities, but they’re all wrong. Die Hard takes place on Christmas Eve, which by default makes it a Christmas movie. See also: Lethal Weapon.
This year, however, it seems like I’m not the only one celebrating the season with John McClane, Hans Gruber, and all the hostages at Nakatomi Plaza. In fact, it seems like everyone is doing it! I’ve seen no less than a dozen tweets on the subject! I’ve been doing this for years and now suddenly it’s cool? What the Hell?! I almost want to skip watching the movie out of protest…
But I won’t because Die Hard is awesome. I’m not happy about this though! </rant>