I mean, there was a poll last year that listed Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone as a Christmas film. There’s no way I would count that as a Christmas film!
Anyway, back to Die Hard. Apparently, it’s a Christmas film.
How do I know this? 20th Century Fox told me so.
They even released a 30-year celebration trailer last year featuring the phrase: “The greatest Christmas story ever told”.
I’m not sure I agree…
“This is John,” a voiceover begins.
“He just wants to spend Christmas with the family. But when he gets stuck at the office party, it’ll be a holiday he’ll never forget.
“This Christmas get ready to jingle some bells, and deck the halls with boughs of Holly [Gennaro], Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, together in the greatest Christmas story ever told.”
And the whole thing ends with Argyle telling John: “If this is your idea of Christmas, I’ve got to be here for New Years!”
Steven E. de Souza – the guy that essentially wrote the film – responded to CNN’s Jake Tapper’s question about whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas film and guess what, he confirmed that it is.
Not that I’m a massive fan of it anyway; the Honest Trailer is way better in my opinion.
Images via Twitter/20th Century Fox
In other Christmas news, read our guide to this year’s festive films streaming on Netflix right here.
Charismatic, witty, charming, engaging - four things Joshua Rogers will never be. Thankfully, he’s a semi-competent editor, who, after graduating university with two mostly pointless degrees, joined The Hook two years ago. He subsequently honed his writing skills over several features and investigative pieces, arguably letting The Hook audience in on way too much of his personal life.