Happy DIE HARD day! Or, in other words, Merry Christmas! A lot of people don’t consider DIE HARD to be a Christmas movie, but we here at Rewatchabilty believe it deserves its place among classics such as Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life. What makes John McTiernan’s 1988 blockbuster a Christmas film, not merely a film set at Christmas, is the redemptive story of John McClane– McClane’s Christmas Eve transformation, from selfish lout to courageous hero, is reminiscent of Charles Dickens’ immortal story The Muppet Christmas Carol… I mean, A Christmas Carol.
There’s no doubt about it, DIE HARD is as Christmasy as Egg Nog, Rudolph, and Bing Crosby making awkward small-talk with David Bowie. It’s one of the best movies ever, and anyone who thinks otherwise should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart! Yippie-Kay-Yay, and Merry Christmas!
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