Bruce, how could you?

Bruce, how could you?

Bruce Willis is all over the news this week after he declared that Die Hard, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, is not a Christmas movie. This has roiled the ranks of movie fans everywhere because it is one of the classic debates of both Christmas and movies. Let me share with you a true story, a story that takes us back more than 30 years ago before Die Hard was made. Even though I have been writing about Christmas since we began here in 1991 I’ve only shared this story once, last year during an episode of Tim Babb’sRead more

Why Die Hard is a Christmas Movie

Why Die Hard is a Christmas Movie

Die Hard is an aptly named movie. It just won’t go away – and it shouldn’t. For years we have consistently polled it as a Christmas movie. That means we ask YOU, our readers and it ranks with other movies as a Christmas classic – unsolicited. It is again in the news as Amazon has released a behind the scenes book about Die Hard that some say settles the “Is it a Christmas movie?” question at last. In a nutshell they say, NO, and if you think Die Hard is a Christmas movie you’re a whackjob. Their logic is flawed,Read more