Over the years, what started as a funny holiday tradition has become a hot-button issue on social media as fans of action movies and Christmas take to Twitter to answer the question: Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?
The classic '80s action pic starring Bruce Willis has been considered a holiday movie by many for many years now because it is set on Christmas Eve. But for others, it is not so cut and dry. Many fans believe that the fact it takes place during on Christmas is happenstance, and it is just a movie with Christmas in the background. It is a debate so heated that even the director and the star have taken a stand.
So, is Die Hard a Christmas movie, or is it a summer blockbuster that has folks reaching?
Every Year, The Great Debate Starts As A Simple Statement
Soon, a simple question takes hold of social media during the holiday season: Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?
And fans have very strong opinions:
Die Hard is a Christmas movie. Fight me.— Taylor Marie (@Taylorr1114) November 22, 2021
For Many, The Answer Was Simple: Yes
Set at xmas— Marc Allinson (@Marc_Allinson) November 22, 2021
Man flies x country to see wife
Protagonists tries to keep them apart
Couple back together in final scene
Xmas music on credits
Seems like an xmas movie to me.
You guys. Die Hard is obviously a Christmas movie. It takes place at Xmas. As does Gremlins. They both qualify. This debate shouldn’t exist.— Renee Paquette (@ReneePaquette) December 26, 2019
But For Others, The Argument Is Silly And 'Die Hard' Is NOT An Appropriate Christmas Movie
Oh jeez it is not. Gremlins, on the other hand...— Son of Gigan (@Son_of_Gigan) November 21, 2021
Naysayers Also State The Film Was Released In Summer, Making It A Summer Blockbuster And NOT A Christmas Movie
You guys...I'm gonna have to do it again, aren't I? My annual thread on why Die Hard is NOT a Christmas movie. BTW we can start with the fact that the movie came out in the SUMMER of 1988, not Christmastime— TJ and Monty's Dad! (@ApplePasta) November 20, 2021
It was released in July of 1988. So, technically, it is not a Christmas movie. I've always contended that it was not a Christmas movie.— Matthew Kelm (@MattKelm812) November 18, 2021