3 Reasons “Die Hard” Is The Greatest Christmas Movie EVER!

Time for the annual debate – is “Die Hard” the best Christmas movie ever?

johnrieber

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BOW DOWN AND “DIE HARD”!

Time to celebrate the “Citizen Kane” of action movies – and the greatest Christmas movie of all!

You all know the plot: New York City Detective John McClane arrives in Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his wife. Unfortunately, a group of terrorists, led by Hans Gruber, is holding his wife and her co-workers hostage in the Nakatomi Plaza building. Only John McClane can save them….check out the holiday trailer:

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As you can see from the poster, the best Christmas movie of all time was released in July!

That said, all of the action takes place on Christmas Eve – so it’s a holiday film. Here are three reasons this is the greatest holiday movie ever…

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Reason #1: It Turned Bruce Willis Into An Action Hero – and Alan Rickman Into A Villain!

In the film, when Deputy Chief Robinson says that John McClane “could…

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  1. I remember seeing this in the cinema and was gripped. Rickman was such a good villain.

  2. So many rated-R quotable lines, stellar action sequences*, a distinct “L.A.” aesthetic, and an unexpected underlying sentiment make this a holiday classic, for sure. And created its own sub-genre in the process. Great highlight for the season, John. 🙂

    * and I say that because I got to witness, first-hand, one of the “Nakatomi Tower” helicopter runs while standing on the NE corner of Constellation and Avenue of the Stars in Century City.

  3. You’ve made a good case, John. I love Willis and Rickman.

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