'If this is their idea of Christmas, I gotta be here for New Year's'
"It's Christmas Eve in L.A." begins the 1988 trailer for the Bruce Willis action flick Die Hard. That's right: Die Hard takes place at Christmas, and for some, it happens to be their favorite Christmas movie. Forget Bing Crosby's crooning and Ralphie's BB gun View image when there's Officer John McClane's "Yippee-ki-ay, mother--" uh, well, you know the rest.
A Cracked.com story gives us 5 reasons why Die Hard is not only a holiday film, but in fact "the best Christmas movie ever made." There's the frequent praising of the Lord (Reason #2 "All Glory Be to Christ"), the reinforcement of family values (Reason #3 The Importance of Family") and of course, the magic of the holiday season (Reason #1 Faith and Miracles") and more included. Okay, so it's not on the primetime network schedule early in the evening when you might have the traditional tree-trimming and cocoa sipping viewing night. But hey--it's Christmassy. In L.A. to boot! It's just got a different kind of warm and fuzzy feel good-ness to it, right?
Merry F-ing Christmas!