The Great Debates: IS “Die Hard” A Christmas Movie?

die_hardI’m 100% positive it began as a joke.

Some wise guy somewhere, tired of the same old “God Bless Us, Every One!” Christmas cheer bs, sarcastically answered “Die Hard” when asked what his favorite Christmas movie was.

It caught on. “Yeah! Die Hard is a Christmas Movie, c’mon… it’s got that scene where he puts the Santa hat on the dead guy and writes ‘Ho-Ho-Ho’ on him, what more do you need?”. Since then it has become the biggest controversy in Christmas Movie history.

IS “Die Hard” a Christmas Movie?

That’s why I’m here, my friends. I do the hard research, the investigation, I scientifically break down this burning questions in ways no other bloggers would bother with dream of!

Click through to cast YOUR vote and to see my scientific analysis of the subject. It’s a post that is bound to rival my “Commando” Kill Count as evidence of my blogging insanity!

My argument has always been simple. Though “Die Hard” is set at Christmas, it is not about Christmas.

To illustrate this point, picture a future where a repressive totalitarian regime rules the world. Though they allow movies, they’re exciding all references to religion and religious holidays. Using digital editing, “Die Hard” could still be saved… almost 100% in tact. Very little would have to be cut or changed, and the storyline of the movie could be kept almost exactly as is. While more traditional “Christmas Movies”, such as, say, “A Christmas Story” would be decimated and of no further value (and thus, destroyed)… “Die Hard” would live on.

Ellis even explains at one point that the Christmas party is actually a “Double celebration”, that the firm just closed a huge deal. By setting the Nakatomi party at another time, for another reason, all that would need to be removed are mentions of Christmas, any Christmas decorations, and whatever Christmas music makes the soundtrack.

Just exactly would that entail? How much Christmas content DOES “Die Hard” contain?

The Dialogue:

These are the exchanges of dialogue regarding Christmas. These scenes would either need to be dubbed or excised entirely.

shot0009Getting off the plane, McClane takes a large stuffed bear out of the overhead compartment. It has a red ribbon. The Captain welcomes the passengers to Los Angeles and says “Have a very merry Christmas”. Sleigh bells are part of the opening score as McClane carries the bear. 1:47-2:22. Total runtime 35 seconds.

Holly turns down Ellis’ proposal for Dinner by telling him it’s Christmas Eve. “Families, stockings, chestnuts, Rudolph and Frosty. Any of these things ring a bell?” She then tells her assistant to stop working and join the party because she’s making her feel like Ebenezer Scrooge. She calls her daughter and tells her no snooping around the house, looking for presents. When asked if John will be spending the night, she answers “We’ll see what Santa and Mommy can do” 3:19-4:24 Total runtime 1 minute, 5 seconds.

shot0119Argyle plays Run DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis” in the limo. McClane complains “Don’t you got any Christmas Music?” Argyle replies, “This IS Christmas music”.  7:44-7:52, Total runtime 8 seconds.

McClane tells Takagi “You throw quite a party, I didn’t realize they celebrated Christmas in Japan” Takagi answers “We’re flexible. Pearl Harbor didn’t work out, so we got you with Tape Decks” 13:05-13:11 Total runtime 6 seconds.

Holly tells John, “You’ll have to forgive Ellis, he gets very depressed this time of year. He thought he was God’s greatest gift, you know?” 14:18-14:25 Total runtime 7 seconds.

Merry_Christmas_Now_I_Have_A_Machine_Gun_Ho-Ho-HoThe holy grail of the “Die Hard is a Christmas Movie” camp. MClane sees a Santa decoration and gets inspired as he’s about to send the corpse of a terrorist down to the party in the elevator. He puts the Santa hat on the corpse and writes “Now I have a machine gun Ho-Ho-Ho” on the corpse’s sweater in blood. 39:00-39:10, 40:25-41:34 Total runtime 1 minute, 19 seconds.

Theo paraphrases “The Night Before Christmas” as the SWAT team approaches the building. 1:11:45-1:11:56 Total runtime 12 seconds

Die_Hard_Hans_GruberWhen Theo tells Gruber the last lock will take a miracle, Gruber happily replies, “It’s Christmas, Theo… It’s the time of miracles, so be of good cheer” 1:27:55-1:27:59 Total runtime 4 seconds

When discussing cutting the power, Deputy Police Chief Robertson tells one of the agent Johnsons, “Johnson, that’s crazy, it’s Christmas Eve, man”. 1:42:27-1:42:30 Total runtime 3 seconds

People occasionally wish each other “Merry Christmas” in the film…

Joe Takagi wishes his troops a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Mark 3:07 1 second

shot0077McClane gets kissed by a drunken reveler. “Hey-ey, Merry Christmas” 11:47-11:49 Total runtime 3 seconds

Al wishes the fake security guard Merry Christmas as he leaves Nakatomi, thinking its a false alarm. The guard responds with “Merry Christmas to you” 56:28-56:30 Total runtime 3 seconds

TOTAL AMOUNT OF CHRISTMAS RELATED DIALOGUE:

3 Minutes, 45 Seconds

2.8% of a 131 minute movie.

These sets/scenes would need digital altering:

The following is the tally of the amount of time that Christmas related paraphernalia appears onscreen during “Die Hard”. The dialogue during these scenes is not about Christmas, thus the scene could remain as is, with some digital erasing/replacing. However, advocates of the it IS a “Christmas Movie” side would surely point to these elements as support.

shot0067Christmas music is not playing at The Nakatomi party, but there is a Christmas tree. Large groups of poinsettia are also on display. The tree can be seen when Takagi addresses his troops from the top of the stairs: 2:41-2:59 Total runtime 14 seconds.

It’s seen again when McLane initially gets off the elevator 10:57-11:00, 11:19-11:23, 11:43-11:48 Total runtime 12 seconds

shot0112It’s also in the scene when Gruber searches the hostages for Takagi 25:47-25:52, again when Gruber walks downstairs, returning to the hostage floor after shooting Takagi 34:37-34:41, and later when he demands the detonators after shooting Ellis 1:25:01, 1:25:03-1:25:12 Total runtime, 19 seconds

It finally falls after the roof explodes. 1:58:19-1:58:22 Total runtime 3 seconds

The Poinsettia pop up at 11:58-12:04, 24:13, 26:35-26:38, 39:50-39:53, 42:55-42:58, 43:07-43:12, 1:38:25-1:38:28, 1:50:30-1:50:34, 1:55:53-1:55:55, 1:57:31-1:57:34, 1:57:40, 1:57:44-1:57:49, 1:58:03, 1:58:09 Total runtime 41 seconds

My personal position on the “Red Ribbon Bear” controversy is that it could be a Valentines gift or a birthday gift just as easily, but I’ll respect the opposing view and note that McClane is shown walking through the airport to the limo, carrying it. 5:15-6:08 Total runtime 53 seconds.

shot0114It also appears when MClane calls Argyle in the limo, or when Argyle is shown afterwards. 21:50-21:53, 22:28-22:31, 22:38-22:42, 32:33-32:42, 1:07:15-1:07:29, 1:11:24 Total runtime 35 seconds.

A flashing white mini tree can be seen in the unoccupied office McClane sees on the 33rd floor 26:43-26:45. Total run-time 2 seconds

There’s a Santa and some holiday candles on display in Holly’s office as Takagi and McClane find Ellis doing coke at her desk. The Santa in his sleigh is also briefly seen again as Holly enters. 12:29-12:39, 13:20-13:23, 13:30-13:36, 14:01-14:03 Total run-time 31 seconds

shot0101Since this is also the office Gruber chooses, flashes of these decorations occasionally reappear 44:06-44:08, 1:16:52-1:16:54, 1:19:43-1:19:45, 1:19:47-1:19:53, 1:20:00-1:20:15, 1:20:19-1:20:26, 1:20:30-1:20:33, 1:21:01-1:21:09, 1:27:06-1:27:25, 1:39:21-1:39:23 Total runtime 56 seconds.

Holly’s assistant wears a red Christmas corsage 16:16-16:33, 1:38:28-1:38:58, 1:54:33-1:54:40, 1:54:43-1:54:46Total run-time 54 seconds.

A flash of a Christmas tree is seen in the Nakatomi lobby as Karl shoots the guard in the lobby. It appears again periodically throughout the film. The Nakatomi rotary drive also has trees with white Christmas lights 17:50, 17:56-17:59, 19:58-20:01, 20:14, 20:18-20:21, 52:42-52:45, 52:50, 52:57, 53:11, 53:17-53:26, 53:39-53:46, 53:52-54:02, 54:27-54:33, 54:46-54:50, 56:24-56:28, 56:49-56:59, 57:14-57:16, 57:22-57:24, 1:12:13-1:12:17, 1:12:51, 2:03:53-2:03:58, 2:04:06-2:04:13, 2:04:18-2:04:20, 2:04:41-2:04:47, 2:05:16-2:05:19, 2:05:29, 2:06:42-2:06:49, 2:06:53-2:07:00 Total runtime 1 minute, 54 seconds

shot0085The cops who answer McClane’s radio call have a mini Christmas tree 44:11-44:23, 44:44-44:56, 45:02, 45:14-45:18 Total run-time 29 seconds.

As Police cars first approach Nakatomi, Snowflake decorations can be seen on street lights 58:16-58:36 Glimpsed again as the building is stormed 1:11:32, 1:11:37-1:11:39, 1:14:41-1:14:43, 1:14:45-1:14:48, 1:14:59-1:15:04 1:17:00-1:17:02Total run-time 34 seconds.

The KFLW station has decorations 1:00:53, 1:01:02-1:01:05 Total run-time 4 seconds

shot0103A light-up Frosty the snowman, a light-up Santa, and a mini Christmas tree are in the server room where the glass gets shot out, and McClane infamously bloodies his feet. 1:13:47-1:13:50, 1:15:23-1:1:15:25, 1:16:14, 1:35:54, 1:35:58, 1:36:09, 1:36:16, 1:36:19-1:36:22, 1:36:29-1:36:31, 1:36:54, 1:37:03-1:37:05, 1:37:18, 1:37:32-1:37:34, 1:37:37-1:37:41 Total runtime 25 seconds

When Thornburg demands to put the McClane children on tv, threatening their housekeeper with calling INS, there’s a wreath on the door and Christmas lights can be seen from across the street behind him. 1:47:45-1:48:10 Total runtime 25 seconds

shot0117 It’s Christmas wrapping tape that McClane uses to tape the gun to his back. 1:59:11-1:59:13, 2:01:49-2:01:51, 2:02:02-2:02:04 Total runtime 6 seconds.

TOTAL TIME CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS ARE ONSCREEN:

6 Minutes, 17 Seconds

7.1% of a 131 minutes movie.

The following are the musical references to Christmas that would need to be removed:

Note: Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” is not a Christmas song, in spite of its use here. Its Wikipedia page does not even contain the word Christmas. Thus, it would not need censoring. Also, sleigh bells periodically appear in the orchestral score, but they’re a musical instrument and could be left in. In spite of their Christmas connotation, the judges decided not to count them. Their omission or inclusion wouldn’t account for a significant variation, either way.

Run DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis” continues to play after McClane and Argyle quip about it 7:52-8:23 Total runtime 31 seconds.

shot0075McClane whistles Jingle Bells as he walks to the elevator 10:10-10:35 Total runtime 25 seconds

A militant snippet of “Winter Wonderland” works its way into the score 20:28-20:38 Total runtime 10 seconds.

shot0086Al is humming “Let it Snow” as it plays in the background while he buys Twinkies 45:19-46:09 He also sings it leaving Nakatomi before McClane shoots up his cop car 56:37-56:43, 56:59-57:05 Total runtime 1 minute, 2 seconds

A bar of “Let It Snow” plays as a comic beat as Thornburg upsets anchorman Harvey Johnson on air 1:01:24-1:01:26 Total runtime 2 seconds

The film closes with “Let it Snow”, 2:07:05-2:08:14 Total runtime 1 minute, 9 seconds.

TOTAL TIME CHRISTMAS MUSIC PLAYS IN THE MOVIE:

2 Minutes, 19 Seconds

1.7% of a 131 minute movie

GRAND TOTAL RUNTIME OF ALL CHRISTMAS ELEMENTS IN DIE HARD:

15 Minutes, 21 Seconds

11.7% of a 131 minute runtime

There you have it folks. The compiled data of all the Christmas content in “Die Hard”. What did we prove here, aside from the fact that I’m certifiably insane? Scattered throughout the film, references to Christmas – whether visual or audible – are present during just under 12% of “Die Hard”, and the majority of that is due to decorations and props.

Is that enough? Does that make it a Christmas Movie? Now that you’ve had a chance to see the evidence, YOU decide! IS “Die Hard” a Christmas Movie?

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161 thoughts on “The Great Debates: IS “Die Hard” A Christmas Movie?

    • After all the shit going on in this country this would be the deciding factor? LOL.

      And… The Internet is international, buddy. We got people voting here from all over! Plus, FMR would STILL be on the net, wherever you went!

      I don’t think you’ve thought this through very well… ;)

  1. Fogs, my good man, serious respect for the effort you put into this one. I applaud you. It’s not a Christmas movie for me, just a movie set at Christmas. The fact that it’s Christmas is not intrinsic to the plot, therefore, to me, it’s not a Christmas movie :)

  2. Hahaha, this is awesome man! Some of your finest work yet. For the record, no, I don’t consider Die Hard a Christmas movie, but it’s still a hell of a lot of fun to watch during the holidays.

  3. That was me who started this! I expect nothing less than shot-up cadavers being thrown out high-rises and knees shot to spaghetti-O’s from a good Christmas movie; you did your homework here! Ho Ho Ho and Yipee Kyyah…you know the rest!

    • I do indeed. LOL. too bad McClane doesn’t say the whole thing anymore either. I was struck watching it just how many FBombs there were and whatnot. Back when it was unafraid to be an R Movie (probably pre-PG13, but whatever)

      I like that Knees shot to Sphaghetti-Os. LOL Funny stuff! :D

  4. Well if you consider It’s a Wonderful life is about a man about to top himself, leaving a distraught wife and kids, you could relocate it a few months down the line in Feb, and ask yourself, would it have the same resonance?

    You could argue than John McClane is only visiting his family, because it’s Xmas in an attempt to reconnect with them, a very Xmas sentiment. if you did the same treatment for It’s a Wonderful life, I wonder how that would compare? just wondering….!

    • It’s not on trial here, good sir. Heresay! Relevance, your honor… please… leading the witness!

      I’ve been arguing the “Wonderful Life” point thusly… that movie is ten times more about the Holiday and the spirit of the Holiday than this one.

      Plus, removing the crazy Merry Christmas yelling would cut one of the most famous scenes ever… here, you’d barely miss a thing if you just cut all the Christmas outright… didnt even replace any of it. LOL

  5. Oh dude you put A LOT OF THOUGHT into this post, very impressive! I actually still consider that one to be a Christmas movie. Sure, maybe those elements aren’t everywhere but it’s what makes it stand out from other action flicks – the Christmas music that plays in few scenes, especially.

  6. FYI Chris Sims at Comics Alliance tackled the “Die Hard is a Christmas movie” aspect today as well!

    http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/12/21/ask-chris-133-the-best-christmas-movie-ever/

    So his points are basically:
    – John McClane is a very Christmasy action hero. He doesn’t do action stuff because he’s a violent psychopath or out for vengeance. Nope, he just wants to deliver a big ol’ stuffed teddy bear to his wife and kids.
    – Hans Gruber is, similarly, a Christmasy villain. He’s not actually a terrorist. He’s actually a thief who wants to steal a bunch of stuff on Christmas and make life miserable for everyone.
    – Die Hard usually stands above other action movies because we see Bruce Willis get hurt and worn down throughout the movie. And that self-sacrifice goes along well with the typical Christmas saying of “It’s better to give than to receive.”

    So, yes. Not just is it a movie set on Christmas, it is also thematically in line with the Christmas spirit as well!

    Merry Christmas!

  7. Definitely a Christmas movie. The merely being set at Christmas theory is interesting, but ultimately fails. One could argue “Christmas Vacation” is simply a comedy set during Christmas. Or perhaps “A Christmas Carol” is simply a ghost story set during Christmas where the ghost of Christmas past, present, and future happen to show up. What about “Miracle on 34th St.”? merely a film about a guy who thinks he’s santa set during the Christmas shopping season. If one cannot see that “Die Hard” is about how the angels in heaven bring together the McClane family and show them the true meaning of Christmas, then I just don’t know what else to say.

    • Well, thank you at least for avoiding using “It’s a Wonderful Life” to illustrate that point… getting tired of that route! :D

      Many different genres can represent in the Christmas catalogue, definitely. If I removed all evidence of Christmas from “Christmas Vacation” though, we’d be left with a five minute movie!

      I do agree that – obviously – I missed that metaphysical interpretation. It’s my cold heart, Markus. I… I’m going to reassess my blog and my life now… maybe this year. Maybe. I can find the true meaning of Christmas via Die Hard. LOL

  8. Fogs my man, a valiant effort but in the long run futile. You have measured the indicators of Christmas in the film, but you have left untouched the themes of Christmas that make this a Christmas Movie. Let me get to those in just a moment. I would like to start with a sweeping refutation of the material you have presented. The evidence is excellent and I commend you on your attention to detail. My admiration for your willingness to take the time and count all the references, measure them and put them in a proportional context is very high. (The Commando Screen Shots are still your own personal gold standard but this comes close).

    The fault is not in the evidence but in the reasoning. You never give us a standard by which we can measure the “Christmasness” of a movie. Does it have to have a fifty percent component? That would eliminate almost all Christmas films from consideration. Maybe it is the presence of key icons such as Santa, Rudolf, or God that make a movie a Christmas film. If that is the standard than Die Hard meets two of those requirements, the Santa Hat and Ho-Ho-Ho reference takes care of the secular element. God appears in multiple sentences where the name Jesus or God are invoked, although not in a very Christmas like manner (Oh Christ, you know what I mean). If a percentage is significant enough to spice the movie, it may very well become a Christmas film much as the addition of a small amount of cinnamon or peppermint makes a latte a Christmas drink at Starbucks or a Christmas cookie in a stocking. 11.7% would be more than sufficient to render “Die Hard” a Christmas film.

    The true reason that Die Hard is a Christmas film is the theme of the characters. The main characters have the same thread of redemption in them that “A Christmas Carol” has. The setting of the story at Christmas encourages the deep questioning of our selves much like the Christmas spirit encourages us all to ask why we are not as charitable and kind all the year long. The Christmas season provokes a contemplative thought process that might otherwise be dismissed during the rest of the year.

    We have three characters that represent redemption, the kind that is life affirming and important especially during the holiday season. While redemption is certainly a theme in other films, it is the Christmas season that provokes the redemption of our characters here. Primary among these characters is our lead, John McClane himself. He is using the holiday as a justification to reach out to his wife by traveling all the way across the country to see his family in L.A.. The coke sniffing by Ellis and the casual workplace sex going on in the offices are a reminder that people in the work place take advantage of others during the holiday season. For many at that party it will be the only holiday spirit that they get. You know Ellis is not going home to cookies and carols with his family after the party. It is clear he’d like to be going home with some Holly wrapped around his tree. John sees this and gets angry, which drives a wedge between he and his wife just when his very actions of coming out to the coast started to bridge their gaps. Later, he does the best he can to save Ellis from himself, despite having plenty of motivation to be happy that he will be out of the picture. That is one of many redemptive acts. He gives Hans a chance on the roof, even though he doesn’t give him a loaded gun. Patience with a stranger is another act of redemption. His devotion to his wife is incredibly strong despite their estrangement, this is another. He consoles a fellow police officer that he has never seen, and takes him to his heart because Powell needs the support just as much as he needs Powell’s. That is an act of mutual redemption. All of this takes place during the Christmas season but more than that is influenced by the spirit of the season. No such redemption is being offered in the first sequel which is also set at Christmas, but for which you will not find many if any adherents of the premise that it is a Christmas movie.

    Powell and Holly are the other characters who seek redemption and gain it because of the Holiday. Powell, gets involved in the whole set up because he was willing to work Christmas Eve. A sacrifice in part that is certainly brought on by his guilt over being a “desk jockey”. His reason for being behind a desk most of the time is tragic, the kind of tragedy that Christmas story themes are designed to help us confront. (It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol, One Magic Christmas as illustrations). His holiday redemption is completed with his restoration to real cop by helping McClane in the tower, and rescuing them with the same act that had condemned him in the first place. Holly has let her home life suffer for her vanity at work and her pride in disagreeing with her husband. She stands up to Hans, that is an act of courage, she is given hope by the frustration of the terrorist/criminals, that is a restoration of her faith. Finally, she reclaims her married name at the end when she is being introduced to Powell, that is the sign of redemption in her marriage, much like Jimmy Stewart crying “Merry Christmas” after seeing what life would be like if he had never been born.

    Hans and Thornburg are the Marley and Potter equivalents in this story. Each is selfish and indifferent to the suffering of others. Each is given opportunities to act in a manner that is consistent with the spirit of the holiday, and each rejects those chances. As a result, they each get a comeuppance that is commensurate with their acts. Hans gets shot and dropped off a building, and Thornburg is publicly humiliated. The spirit of Christmas in the form of a naughty or nice list is kept by the outcome of the story.

    We are all on the nice list because this movie was left in our Christmas stocking for us. I know that we would not be discussing it here and now, if the Christmas theme were not an essential part of the plot. The very fact that we are having this discussion at Christmas time, 24 years after the movie came out is also proof of it’s lineage as a Christmas film.

    You may still disagree if you like but to do so may put you on Santa’s naughty list. Merry Christmas.

    • Do I detect an English accent? Is he wearing a patch over one eye? Can I have that in Esperanto? Jesus!(God that’s about Christmas, right?).

    • “The Commando Screen Shots are still your own personal gold standard but this comes close” It’s true. I’m going to be struggling to top that one for a long time I think. LOL

      I applaud YOUR thoroughness and epic commitment as well. That’s the type of reply that makes me want to copy paste and get a “word count” going :)

      I appreciate what you’re saying about the three characters having “arcs” but damn, dude, that’s like movie 101. Most good movie characters take some kind of journey that the audience can latch on to one way or the other. We can’t just argue that because they have arcs it supports the Christmas theme. Michael Corleone has an arc, there’s a Christmas scene in Godfather… Christmas movie now? :D

      Love that second paragraph. Ha. Working in the references to God and Jesus. LOL Funny shit man.

      I’m just here to throw fuel on the fire man, you know?

  9. Love this debate and your putting together a preponderance of evidence, great job!! Though I don’t think it was your intention, I’m afraid your analysis did convince me that Die Hard IS a Christmas movie as much as any other on a Christmas movie list. I noticed people in comments piling up subtextual evidence too: the heist happening on Christmas eve makes the villains much more dastardly and hateful and McClane would not be able to milk the same sort of reunion/reconciliation chances with his wife as he would at any other time of year. Everybody deserves a break on Christmas, right? It’s as much about redemption for McClane personally as for George Bailey. Sure, it could work as a non-Christmas actioner and sure it was released in July (per the poster you include) and you could see it any time of year – but Christmas is still integral to the story. It wouldn’t be the same movie if it was set in the summer somehow. Wasn’t Die Hard 2 set at Christmas too?

    While it’s definitely not your Norman Rockwell version of a touching story of Christmas home and hearth, and while it definitely is somewhat cynical and irreverent to the genre, maybe that’s part of the point? Tough guys need Christmas movies too…

    • LOL!! Oh shit! Backfire!! :D

      Dont sweat it Jan. I think I knew that last night when I polished this up. I was like, dude, if anything (to myself, this is what I thought) you’re PROVING the opposite point. LOL

      Ohhhhhh funny. :D Oh well, its all about bringing the stupid to the ‘net you know? I try to do it as best I can. :D

      • Ho ho ho. No biggie, its all for a good [or stupid] debate like you said. I think of Sound of Music as part of the Christmas season though there’s no Christmas in it that I recall. But back before VCRs when I was a whippersnapper that’s all we got on TV at Christmas and Miracle on 34th St maybe. You just had to get what you get and not get upset.
        Happy Holidays, whatever movies you decide to watch leading up to the big day.

  10. Oh my god, Fogs. And you think I’m a lunatic. Those stats are OCD-level. Obviously, you are right, it’s not a Christmas movie. But who cares? It’s a fun film to break up the monotony of all the other “real” Christmas movies.

    • HOLY SHIT!! DID I JUST BREAK BRIK’S WILL TO FIGHT? THAT IS AWESOME!!

      I no longer care that I’m getting smoked in the poll (well, in truth, I didnt anyways, LOL, this post really took off HA!). Seeing Brik recant has made alllll of this worth it. :D

  11. Hi, Fogs and company:

    ‘Die Hard’ is a Christmas Themed Movie…. Not a Christmas Movie.

    The holiday makes a great backdrop. And the use of “Jesu. Joy of Man’s Desiring” is a very high brow, though slightly tacky addition to the corporate vault opening. There’s little to offer in the spirit of the day.

  12. I’m not going to be long with my explanation. Simply…yes, f*ckin’ yes. You know how I feel about Die Hard. It’s a tradition in the Kakio family household. I don’t know what that says about me and my family. :)

  13. You have a frightening amount of spare time. Seriously, I don’t know whether to be impressed or to back away slowly! All that effort though, and you haven’t changed my mind. Die Hard is a Christmas movie. Ho ho ho. :)

    • Nice… it’s all about establishing the rep, you know? I hope when I get talked about, people are like… no, for real, that’s guy’s… he’s got some kinda problem, you know? LOL :D

      Its alright, I understand the vote, meanwhile. I knew I was in trouble with this potential vote on Tuesday when so many people were bringing it up as their most favorite Christmas movie. LOL

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