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Old 12-11-2012, 10:26 AM  
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Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?

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Somebody I know planted that idea in my head a few weeks ago. At first I waived it off dismissively, but now that I think about it, I think I agree with him that it IS a Christmas movie.

So when I said it to other people, they got really defensive about it. Yes, defensive. Is it because they really really like the genre of Christmas movies and don't want something like Die Hard to taint it? I have no clue; I'd much rather watch Die Hard than White Christmas.

If you're saying, "Well, it takes place during Christmas, but that's about all it has to do with Christmas" then consider some of these points:

1. It involves the Christmasy theme of a family man who has lost a lot (namely the relationship with his wife) going on an extraordinary journey/adventure/trial to win her back. All during Christmas.

2. Along the way he encounters evil people that he may not know to be evil at first (like when Hans pretends to be a hostage) but then realizes what he has gotten into.

3. He receives small amounts of help (mostly encouragement and confidence) from his little helpers- Carl Winslow and the limo driver

4. It's got all kinds of Christmas music in the film
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:27 PM   #31
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Doesn't have to be a childrens movie to be a Christmas movie for christs sakes!! Look at Bad Santa, best Christmas movie ever IMO!!!
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I love that movie. Thanks for reminding me. I'm gonna watch that shit now soon.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:54 PM   #32
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Just because the movie takes place during the Christmas season doesn't mean it's a Christmas movie. Christmas movies are about Christmas (i.e. Miracle on 34th St., A Christmas Story, Christmas Vacation). Die Hard is about terrorists and a cop who is determined to stop them.
But it also came out at Christmas time if I remember correctly.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:01 PM   #33
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I love that movie. Thanks for reminding me. I'm gonna watch that shit now soon.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:02 PM   #34
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It is as much as xmas movie as any porn movie made and released during december
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:04 PM   #35
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I saw a poll on a news media site that actually listed it as number 3 behind Elf and Christmas Story..for x-mas movies
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:18 PM   #36
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Is it wrong if one of my favoite parts of the movie is when that arrogant narcissitc fountain pen white knight guy gets the shit shot out of him?
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:26 PM   #37
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Yup, watch it every single Christmas eve.

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Old 12-11-2012, 02:52 PM   #38
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But it also came out at Christmas time if I remember correctly.
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The Hobbit comes out this Friday. Do you think that's a Christmas movie?
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:53 PM   #39
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I saw a poll on a news media site that actually listed it as number 3 behind Elf and Christmas Story..for x-mas movies
Oh now that's just stupid. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is #1.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:55 PM   #41
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One of the greatest action movies ever made, but a Christmas movie? Uh, no.

This is like trying to say Casablanca is a war movie because it's set during World War II and has a German bad guy.

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