Die Hard as the ultimate Christmas film?
Every year in December people ask: is Die Hard (1988) a Christmas film or not? After all, the story is set on December the 24th, the soundtrack is full of Christmas songs and it (sort of) snows at the end. However, on the other hand: all the violence, swearing and one-liners like ‘Yippee ka-yee, motherfucker!’ aren’t that family-friendly. For the past few years, the debate has primarily raged online in memes and has led to an entire Die Hard merchandise industry that supplies everything from ugly Christmas sweaters to a picture book for kids.