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Old December 27 2010, 12:47 AM   #1
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I Flippin' Love Die Hard!

It's Christmas so, naturally, I had to watch the best Christmas movie ever: Die Hard.

THE Christmas movie of all time, this thing is the '80s version of It's a Wonderful Life. Family, redemption, guns and terrorists. What more does a Christmas movie need?

Also the movie that defined action movies for several decades and continues to do so. :wild fist pump:

Anyone else make a Christmas tradition to watch Die Hard?
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Old December 27 2010, 02:22 AM   #2
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I usually watch it around Christmas every other year. I watch Die Hard 2 on the other years.
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Old December 27 2010, 02:36 AM   #3
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Re: I Flippin' Love Die Hard!

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Also the movie that defined action movies for several decades and continues to do so. :wild fist pump:
And maybe more importantly, it has Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber, who defined being sarcastically blasé and handsomely evil, well, ever since.
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Old December 27 2010, 02:38 AM   #4
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Re: I Flippin' Love Die Hard!

I feel the exact same way... except about Gremlins.
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Old December 27 2010, 03:34 AM   #5
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Re: I Flippin' Love Die Hard!

Gremlins is a "Christmas movie" I've not watched in a long time. But every year I try and to watch both Die Hard and Die Hard 2 every year.
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Old December 27 2010, 04:10 AM   #6
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Re: I Flippin' Love Die Hard!

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Anyone else make a Christmas tradition to watch Die Hard?
Yep, along with Love Actually, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, The Long Kiss Goodnight, You've Got Mail, Lethal Weapon, and the obvious ones that are always on TV like White Christmas and A Christmas Story and so forth. We usually do a film festival in the week leading up to Christmas.
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Old December 27 2010, 04:37 AM   #7
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I love watching "Die Hard" at Christmas. I went to see it last week at a local theatre as part of its "Alt-XMas" weekend. It was awesome. It's great watching it with a crowd that's totally into it, y'know?

I don't care much for "Die Hard 2", so I often pair it with "Lethal Weapon."
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Old December 27 2010, 04:39 AM   #8
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Ooh. Been a long time since I've seen either "Long Kiss Goodnight" (which I don't remember taking place around the holidays) and "Lethal Weapon." I normally watch it Thanksgiving but this year I watched "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" at Christmas.
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Old December 27 2010, 05:00 AM   #9
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Been a long time since I've seen either "Long Kiss Goodnight" (which I don't remember taking place around the holidays).
Dude, she dangles from Christmas lights (hanging off a giant Christmas tree on top of the bridge) while shooting the main villain at the end. There's Christmas carols, light displays, Christmas trees, wreaths, a Christmas party, a Christmas parade, snow everywhere, Sam Jackson gives his son a Christmas present... It's practically drowning in Christmas references, which is not unusual for Shane Black written films.
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Old December 27 2010, 05:20 AM   #10
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I Flippin' Love Die Hard!
Who doesn't?

Seriously, besides this movie, the only other one I watch every single Christmas is Scrooged.
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Old December 27 2010, 05:51 AM   #11
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Been a long time since I've seen either "Long Kiss Goodnight" (which I don't remember taking place around the holidays).
Dude, she dangles from Christmas lights (hanging off a giant Christmas tree on top of the bridge) while shooting the main villain at the end. There's Christmas carols, light displays, Christmas trees, wreaths, a Christmas party, a Christmas parade, snow everywhere, Sam Jackson gives his son a Christmas present... It's practically drowning in Christmas references, which is not unusual for Shane Black written films.
As I said, it's been a long time since I've seen the movie I only remember Geena Davis's scene with her in a sheer nightgown being dunked in water and SLJ's "that's a duck not a dick" line,

But, I think I vaguely recall the scenes you talk about, I need to see that movie again. It was a good one.

And Geena Davis is in it.
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Old December 27 2010, 10:56 AM   #12
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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is also another great non-traditional Xmas flick.
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Old December 27 2010, 02:08 PM   #13
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For some bizarre reason, I always watch Disney's The Black Hole on Xmas morning - and through association - it's become an Xmas movie for me. There is a line about The Cygnus being lit up like a tree on Christmas morning, so there is a tenuous link!
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Old December 27 2010, 02:16 PM   #14
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If you love Die Hard you'll love this!:

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Old December 27 2010, 02:44 PM   #15
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Been a long time since I've seen either "Long Kiss Goodnight" (which I don't remember taking place around the holidays).
Dude, she dangles from Christmas lights (hanging off a giant Christmas tree on top of the bridge) while shooting the main villain at the end. There's Christmas carols, light displays, Christmas trees, wreaths, a Christmas party, a Christmas parade, snow everywhere, Sam Jackson gives his son a Christmas present... It's practically drowning in Christmas references, which is not unusual for Shane Black written films.
As I said, it's been a long time since I've seen the movie I only remember Geena Davis's scene with her in a sheer nightgown being dunked in water and SLJ's "that's a duck not a dick" line,

But, I think I vaguely recall the scenes you talk about, I need to see that movie again. It was a good one.

And Geena Davis is in it.
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I love The Long Kiss Goodnight....but I love Die Hard more!
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