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The Best Christmas Movie 5 26.32%
The Greatest Christmas Movie 14 73.68%
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Old December 26 2013, 02:05 AM   #1
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Die Hard: Best Christmas Movie or Greatest Christmas Movie?

I've watched "It's a Wonderful Life", I've watched "A Christmas Story" now it's finally time to end this holiday right by watching the greatest Christmas movie of all time:

Die Hard.
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Old December 26 2013, 02:06 AM   #2
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Re: Die Hard: Best Christmas Movie or Greatest Christmas Movie?

Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
I've watched "It's a Wonderful Life", I've watched "A Christmas Story" now it's finally time to end this holiday right by watching the greatest Christmas movie of all time:

Die Hard.
I love it, but I'm in the camp that it's not a Christmas movie. It takes place around Christmas but it's not about Christmas.
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Old December 26 2013, 02:11 AM   #3
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I prefer Die Hard 2, though I will concede that Die Hard is the better made film.
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Old December 26 2013, 02:12 AM   #4
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Re: Die Hard: Best Christmas Movie or Greatest Christmas Movie?

"It's Christmas, Theo, it's the time of miracles!"

Die Hard & Die Hard 2
The Long Kiss Goodnight
Lethal Weapon
Christmas Vacation

all of the substantial part of the celebration.

Too bad that Terminator 2 doesn't take place around Christmas time. That would have turned it into the ultimate film.
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Old December 26 2013, 02:27 AM   #5
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If Gremlins isn't on the list, the list is automatically invalid.
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Old December 26 2013, 02:30 AM   #6
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Re: Die Hard: Best Christmas Movie or Greatest Christmas Movie?

Did I inspire this?

And how did songs from The Sound Of Music, and the movie itself become Christmas selections? Looks like summer in Austria to me.
I know my mom used to play the soundtrack year round
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Old December 26 2013, 02:50 AM   #7
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Did I inspire this?

And how did songs from The Sound Of Music, and the movie itself become Christmas selections? Looks like summer in Austria to me.
I know my mom used to play the soundtrack year round
Maybe it has something to with "My Favorite Things": "brown paper packages tied up with string," "snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes," etc. It sounds kinda like a holiday song.

That's all I've got.

Meanwhile, what about Batman Returns? Or that Tales of the Crypt movie where Joan Collins is stalked by Santa Claus?
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Old December 26 2013, 04:29 AM   #8
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Re: Die Hard: Best Christmas Movie or Greatest Christmas Movie?

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Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
I've watched "It's a Wonderful Life", I've watched "A Christmas Story" now it's finally time to end this holiday right by watching the greatest Christmas movie of all time:

Die Hard.
I love it, but I'm in the camp that it's not a Christmas movie. It takes place around Christmas but it's not about Christmas.
Nope, it's a Christmas movie. It has Christmas themes, Christmas music is used in it, Christmas is referenced to many times it's a lot more than just happening to take palce around Christmas. Argument can be made that it's not "about" Christmas but even still we have a story about the redemption of character, realizing the meaning of family and thwarting the bad in the world.

Die Hard is a Christmas movie in my book!
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Old December 26 2013, 04:59 AM   #9
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Re: Die Hard: Best Christmas Movie or Greatest Christmas Movie?

Your poll is flawed. It lack the option "The Best and Greatest Christmas Movie."
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Old December 26 2013, 08:23 PM   #10
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Re: Die Hard: Best Christmas Movie or Greatest Christmas Movie?

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I've watched "It's a Wonderful Life", I've watched "A Christmas Story" now it's finally time to end this holiday right by watching the greatest Christmas movie of all time:

Die Hard.
I love it, but I'm in the camp that it's not a Christmas movie. It takes place around Christmas but it's not about Christmas.
Yes it is- it's about one man's desire to celebrate the true family Xmas and midwinter marking of the triumph of returning light dispelling the shortest and darkest day, over the efforts of both corporate commercialism (Miss Gennaro, etc) and outright greed.
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Old December 26 2013, 08:26 PM   #11
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Re: Die Hard: Best Christmas Movie or Greatest Christmas Movie?

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Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
I've watched "It's a Wonderful Life", I've watched "A Christmas Story" now it's finally time to end this holiday right by watching the greatest Christmas movie of all time:

Die Hard.
I love it, but I'm in the camp that it's not a Christmas movie. It takes place around Christmas but it's not about Christmas.
Yes it is- it's about one man's desire to celebrate the true family Xmas and midwinter marking of the triumph of returning light dispelling the shortest and darkest day, over the efforts of both corporate commercialism (Miss Gennaro, etc) and outright greed.
In fact the argument for it being a Christmas movie, albeit an unconventional one, is in an early scene between McClane and Argyle the limo-driver.

:Argyle puts in a tape and a rap-song plays:
McClane: Don't you have any Christmas music?
Argyle: This *is* Christmas music.

So while Die Hard isn't a conventional Christmas movie it *is* a Christmas movie.
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Old December 26 2013, 08:42 PM   #12
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Die Hard- The Greatest Christmas movie. Although Gremlins was pretty good.
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Old December 26 2013, 09:51 PM   #13
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Re: Die Hard: Best Christmas Movie or Greatest Christmas Movie?

Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
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Flying Spaghetti Monster wrote: View Post
I love it, but I'm in the camp that it's not a Christmas movie. It takes place around Christmas but it's not about Christmas.
Yes it is- it's about one man's desire to celebrate the true family Xmas and midwinter marking of the triumph of returning light dispelling the shortest and darkest day, over the efforts of both corporate commercialism (Miss Gennaro, etc) and outright greed.
In fact the argument for it being a Christmas movie, albeit an unconventional one, is in an early scene between McClane and Argyle the limo-driver.

:Argyle puts in a tape and a rap-song plays:
McClane: Don't you have any Christmas music?
Argyle: This *is* Christmas music.

So while Die Hard isn't a conventional Christmas movie it *is* a Christmas movie.
Don't forget Officer Fatass singing Let it Snow, Let it Snow (in L.A. no less).
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Old December 26 2013, 10:04 PM   #14
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I've always liked Lethal Weapon more.
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Old December 26 2013, 10:14 PM   #15
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I have never seen it.
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