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Christmas movie or not?

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posted on Nov, 30 2019 @ 04:09 PM
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Tis the season to argue with family...so here we go.

Is die hard a Christmas movie?

I say no.
This movie hit the theaters on July 20th 1988..
I've heard of christmas in July but I don't think this is what they mean.
The plot could have taken place on the fourth of July or on Halloween and it wouldn't really change the movie.

Prometheus "the alien prequel" took place on Christmas and it's never mentioned as a christmas movie. Cuz it's not.

Sorry but no...
Shooting a bunch of armed criminals isn't exactly in the holiday spirit.

What say you?




posted on Nov, 30 2019 @ 04:22 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Bruce Willis: "Die Hard is not a Christmas movie! It is a goddamn Bruce Willis movie!"

If you ask me, it's a pretty cut-and-dried action picture.



posted on Nov, 30 2019 @ 04:23 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22definitely a nice present for the good guys




posted on Nov, 30 2019 @ 04:25 PM
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originally posted by: Steveogold
a reply to: Bluntone22definitely a nice present for the good guys



Birthday present?



posted on Nov, 30 2019 @ 04:28 PM
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"Christmas
Die Hard (1988) was voted the greatest Christmas movie by British film magazine Empire readers in 2015.[43]"

"Die Hard has been named one of the best action and Christmas-themed films ever made."

en.wikipedia.org...


The plot of the film took place around the holidays, "On Christmas Eve, NYPD detective John McClane arrives in Los Angeles, intending to reconcile with his estranged wife, Holly, at the Christmas party of her employer, the Nakatomi Corporation. "


For me personally when I see Die Hard I think of Christmas just because its a part of the plot but I certainly dont equate it to the holidays in the way I do say A Christmas Story

edit on 30-11-2019 by opethPA because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 30 2019 @ 04:32 PM
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a reply to: opethPA

I want whatever the those brits were smoking...



posted on Nov, 30 2019 @ 04:34 PM
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“Ho-Ho-Ho now I have a machine gun”

If Die Hard is a Christmas movie so is Lethal Weapon.



posted on Nov, 30 2019 @ 04:37 PM
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a reply to: opethPA

Christmas is utterly coincidental to Die Hard.

The Christmas party provides a plausible reason for John McClane to visit LA from NY. That's it. The story has nothing to do with Christmas.

Winston has a mistress in 1984, but that doesn't make it a romance.

Action picture!



posted on Nov, 30 2019 @ 04:44 PM
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originally posted by: DictionaryOfExcuses
a reply to: opethPA

Christmas is utterly coincidental to Die Hard.

The Christmas party provides a plausible reason for John McClane to visit LA from NY. That's it. The story has nothing to do with Christmas.

Winston has a mistress in 1984, but that doesn't make it a romance.

Action picture!


Great..
LIke others have said the story takes place at Christmas time but that doesnt make it a Christmas movie.

This tells the story, lol, with facts: stephenfollows.com...


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posted on Nov, 30 2019 @ 05:05 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: opethPA

I want whatever the those brits were smoking...



I can't post a meme

Squiggly rainbows
Jane
........it's a Christmas action movie....and I love it!

edit on pm115America/ChicagoSaturday2019-11-30T17:08:11-06:0005America/Chicago11000000 by angelchemuel because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 30 2019 @ 05:05 PM
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a reply to: opethPA

After reading that article in even more convinced it's not a Christmas movie.



posted on Nov, 30 2019 @ 05:08 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: opethPA

After reading that article in even more convinced it's not a Christmas movie.


Yah like I said, for me, it's not a holiday film like A Christmas Story but when I see it I do think of Christmas.



posted on Nov, 30 2019 @ 05:10 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Someone above will argue that Die Hard is not a Christmas movie.
Even though Bruce Willis stated it wasn't a Christmas movie, Die Hard 1&2 are in fact Christmas movies as the movies take place on Christmas. The Theme Score of Die Hard's 1&2 are Christmas Music.

Die Harry's 3 4 5 6 7 Do not take place on Christmas. Hence Die Hard 1&2 are Christmas Movies.




Edit: Don't Shoot your eye out in a "Christmas Story" was a wee bit shoot and fight bullies kind of violent.

edit on 30-11-2019 by Bigburgh because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 30 2019 @ 05:11 PM
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a reply to: opethPA

Well since its got the music in the background it's hard not to be reminded of Christmas.

When the holiday season rolls around we watch the Harry Potter series and band of brothers.
Not Christmas movies but for some reason we watch them during the holidays.



posted on Nov, 30 2019 @ 05:19 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

Google a picture of the die hard series movie posters..
You'll find the following..
Guns
Fire
Explosions
Helicopters
Blood
Buildings

You will also "not" find the following..
Christmas trees
Santa clause
Reindeer


Not a Christmas movie..



posted on Nov, 30 2019 @ 05:24 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

"Welcome to the party pal"

~~

Theliewelive,

thank you for bringing back fond memories of the die hard video game for the ps1 .



---

At thread,

It's not a Classic Christmas movie in the vein of "a Christmas Carol" or "miracle on 34th street",but it is a Christmas movie in a sense..

The plot is essentially :
Separated family, under stress and against all odds, find a way to come together for the holiday.

I mean if you don't get the warm fuzzies ,when Holly (hmmm nice name choice there) punches the dooooshy reporter in the face standing by her man at the end, then I don't know if you are even human....



Respectfully,
~meathead



posted on Nov, 30 2019 @ 05:36 PM
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I watch die hard and gremlins every Christmas

Have done for many many years



posted on Nov, 30 2019 @ 05:39 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

CANNED GRAVY!

Ummmm. . . . oops, wrong thread.


Christmas Movie.

Yippie-ki-yay-mother#er!



posted on Nov, 30 2019 @ 05:58 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: Bigburgh

Google a picture of the die hard series movie posters..
You'll find the following..
Guns
Fire
Explosions
Helicopters
Blood
Buildings

You will also "not" find the following..
Christmas trees
Santa clause
Reindeer


Not a Christmas movie..





Google a picture of the die hard series movie posters..
You'll find the following..


I love Google!!
Posters eh??


Just kidding, here...


Can't judge a movie by it's poster, watched the movie...
it's a Christmas movie as it takes place during a Christmas party during Christmas. With guns, blood, broken glass, explosives, helicopter and twin towers.

edit on 30-11-2019 by Bigburgh because: Die Hard is a Christmas movie. Now back to the mandalorean.



posted on Nov, 30 2019 @ 05:59 PM
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The best character was Ellis.
"Hans! Boobie!"




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