Ahem! Day 14 of the Meery Christmas Advent Calendar brings Christmas Movies, and with the movies comes the eternal question of whether the 80s classic Die Hard is a Christmas Movie.
My wife would say, unequivocally, yes. I would have to agree. After all, the film is about a man trying to get home for Christmas. The, ah, spirited events unfold at a Christmas party. There’s Christmas music. It’s undeniable really. Die Hard is a Christmas film. Slightly unconventional, but definitely a Christmas film.
Other films offer no means to even consider a debate, even if they are films I have zero interest in. Hallmark show a lot of Christmas movies, and most of them are unbearably sappy. Give me The Grinch any day (the Jim Carey version, I haven’t seen the more recent animated version). I have never desired to see a Christmas film at the cinema, and don’t plan on changing that any time soon. I’d sooner watch an action-packed Christmas adventure at home!