Is Die Hard really a Christmas film? #FilmTalk #FilmChat


#1

Sure, it’s set at Christmas, but is that really the only pre-requisite for a Christmas film?

  • Yes (no)
  • No (yes)

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#2

people watch it a lot at Christmas, therefore yeah, kind of.


#3

Shit I’ve not even thought of the process of consuming Die Hard, I was considering whether a policeman shooting some stylish, witty immigrants to protect a bank/large corporation is really the plucky underdog story we all need at this time of year.


#4

Of course it isnt, nor is it much good


#5

Like the sound of music innit


#6

My favourite Christmas film has to be Mamma Mia


#7

yippee yay to you too


#8

the great escape is a christmas film


#9

Say hello to my little friend!!


#10

I think it qualifies, which is why people saying it is their favourite Christmas film has never been funny


#11

Dinner first.


#12

What about Trading Places?

  • Looking good, Randall (yes)
  • Feeling good, Mortimer (no)

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#13

Do people say it as a joke?!


#14

I think so, or at least they deliver it like it’s a quirky thing they’ve thought up


#15

Die hard one and two for sure. I think two is more so, Xmas jumper and snow innit…
Are jn my favourite top ten all time films though, not just for Christmas are they?


#16

^ knows


#17

they’re protecting Christmas!


#18

Things a Christmas film needs most:

  • Set at Christmas
  • Mention or sight of Father Christmas
  • Some sort of magic
  • Underdog main character
  • Strong charitable/anti-capitalist undertones
  • Children of some sort
  • Music featuring sleigh bells
  • Appearance of snow
  • Evil men converted to goodness rather than shot in the head
  • Other (please specify)

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#19

it’s a christmas film for people who are too macho to say they like any actual christmas films


#20

27th November. Sad!