Consensus: Die Hard IS a Christmas Movie

For years fans, cast and crew have been debating if Die Hard is a Christmas movie or not. Now, Fox is finally settling that age-old debate.

The studio that owns the movie is getting into the act, The new, 90-second trailer (promoting the film’s 30th-anniversary edition on Blu-ray) is chock full of holiday tropes. It’s got an upbeat John Hughes-y narrator, Yuletide music, and lots of explosions and death. Happy holidays!

Accompany the trailer is a new synopsis that should get you into the Holiday spirits:

“Facing Christmas 3,000 miles from his estranged wife and two children, New York policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) flies to Los Angeles bearing presents and hoping to patch up his marriage. Stylish and cool Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) is in Los Angeles as well for the holiday season, but he’s not there to give out presents.

He’s there to take: more than $600 million in negotiable bearer bonds from the multinational Nakatomi Corporation, where McClane’s wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) is an executive. When the takeover becomes hostile, it’s up to John McClane to take on the terrorists with all the grit and determination he can muster–but not without a sense of humor.”

Although Willis himself said, “‘Die Hard’ is not a Christmas movie, it’s a goddamn Bruce Willis movie!” at his Comedy Central roast in July, this trailer is sure to make you a believer.

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