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.