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

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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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.

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Of course it isnt, nor is it much good

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Like the sound of music innit

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My favourite Christmas film has to be Mamma Mia

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yippee yay to you too

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the great escape is a christmas film

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Say hello to my little friend!!

Dinner first.

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What about Trading Places?

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

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Do people say it as a joke?!

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?

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

https://twitter.com/_ElizabethMay/status/935197427010887681

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27th November. Sad!

is it too early to watch a nightmare before christmas

  • y
  • n

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Think you’d be done before 9, no worries!!!

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Always

I find it firmly sits in that weird individualist anarcho-capitalist tone the same way a lot of macho action films do.

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yippie kay ay fellow marxist

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