So we all know the plot already. A New York City cop faces overwhelming odds when his Christmas visit to California is interrupted by a terrorist invasion of his estranged wife’s office building during their holiday party. So, right away we have lots of Christmas elements involved in the plot, but is that enough to justify this action-thriller as an actual Christmas movie?
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Die Hard is recognized as one of the greatest action films ever made and it was the highest-grossing action film with an incredible haul of for the time with $140 million in 1988. So is it a Christmas movie? Well, that’s where it gets interesting. The writers of the screenplay, Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza believe it is a Christmas movie while ironically, the film’s star Bruce Willis, doesn’t think that it should be considered a Christmas movie. The general public has actually been surveyed on the subject and back in a 2017 poll, YouGov, a British market research firm, showed that only 31% of over 5,000 UK citizens surveyed believed that Die Hard is a Christmas film. We at the Wild ’80s will respectfully stay out of the debate ourselves, as we are also split on deciding the holiday status of this great action film. Whichever way you decide, it’s a fantastic action movie that brought Bruce Willis to the forefront of international fame as an actor. Maybe we can all agree that it’s a great alternative to the traditional Christmas films that are shown every year. Die Hard is a great watch for Christmas time or any other time, for that matter!