To be a Christmas movie, or not to be a Christmas movie: this week, that is the question!
This time of year, it’s often debated whether or not films such as Die Hard and Lethal Weapon are Christmas movies. Some families watch these flicks with as much revere as A Christmas Carol or It’s a Wonderful Life, while others … well, they just think the rest of us are nuts. But both of us stem from the school of thought that they are more than just films set at Christmas, and this week, we’re out to tell you why!
So bundle up on the sofa, pour yourself a glass of eggnog, grab some ginger snaps and enjoy our dive into these unconventional Christmas classics!
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Enjoy the show, and be excellent to each other!
December 26, 2016
Having rewatched the second Die Hard the other day, I can confirm both films take place during Christmas. In fact, the second film tries to copy a lot of elements from the first (including bringing back supporting characters)
I’ve watched Die Hard theatrically every Christmas since 2013, so I consider it holiday viewing. I also rewatched Lethal Weapon this year and I can argue that it is merely a film that takes place during Christmas, even though the opening credits are set to Jingle Bell Rock.