Die Hard for the holidays

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During this festive season, whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, the Winter Solstice, the Summer Solstice, Boxing Day, Hogmanay, Saturnalia, all of the above, or merely waking up in the morning, please be sure to enjoy that great holiday tradition: Die Hard. 

Yes, it’s the best action movie ever made. Yes, it’s a Christmas movie. Yes, because of this movie, my son once went to an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party wearing a gray sweatshirt on which he’d scrawled, “NOW I HAVE A MACHINE GUN HO-HO-HO,” which prompted someone to tell me I was a disgusting mother.

If you’re a thriller writer, watch Die Hard to see how it’s done. If you’re not, watch it to enjoy the story, the dialogue, the gutsy snark of Bruce Willis, and the gleaming, urbane menace of Alan Rickman.

Yippee-kai-yay!

7 responses to “Die Hard for the holidays

  1. Yep, Christmas classic in our household, too, right up there with ‘Prancer’. Of course we like good shoot-em-up movies anyway. I also love ‘Quiet Cool’ and ‘Shoot to Kill’ which are pretty dated movies now. Alan Rickman – heavy besotted sigh.

  2. You have good taste.

  3. It wouldn’t be Christmas without ‘Die Hard’ and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. To paraphrase Zuzu, “Every Time a Bell Rings, Hans Gruber meets his end.” Or something like that..

  4. I still have to watch it this year (maybe tomorrow!). Daughter also calls Lethal Weapon a Christmas movie. Another goodie!

  5. I have a plethora of Christmas movies I watch every year, but this isn’t one of them. Not even tempted. But this Christmas Eve my daughter and SIL and I added a new one to the mix: Trading Places.

    Merry New Year, everyone.

  6. Here’s to a great 2017!

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