Die Hard is Not a Christmas Movie

diehardI may be in the minority, but this is something I am sick of. I am tired of people classifying Die Hard as a Christmas movie. So for my annual Christmas blog post, I will explain why all of you are wrong–Die Hard is NOT a Christmas movie.

OK, yes, the movie takes place at Christmas. But time for the setting doesn’t always determine type. If that were the case, then we could say the movie version of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is a WWII movie (note: the movie actually does have the London blitz in it, despite that not being in the actual book). In fact, if you took out all the Christmas trappings and made it take place at, I don’t know, Halloween–you’d still have the same story. In fact, of the Die Hard movies, only the first one takes place at Christmas. Even Home Alone’s lesser sequel, Lost in New York, still took place at Christmas.

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