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Stop Saying "Die Hard" Is Your Favorite Christmas Movie

Yippe-ki-yi-NOPE.

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Die Hard is a good movie. A great movie, even! And yes, it takes place at Christmas time. But this madness needs to stop.

In the last few years, I've heard people refer to Die Hard as their favorite Christmas movie with increasing frequency. There's a certain smugness of sneaking by on a technicality: well, technically the movie takes place on Christmas Eve, so it counts as a Christmas movie. Most prized among people of this opinion is not a lifetime membership to the Alan Rickman fan club, but the transgressive act of selecting a violent action movie over Home Alone or more classic fare. We get it. You're too cool for regular Christmas movies. I imagine most people make the Tim Allen grunt after espousing this opinion.

But more than anything, I suspect that people think this opinion is unique. It's the betcha didn't see this answer coming that gives it it's oomph. You'll see this opinion trotted out by people who normally claim a psychical inability to pick a favorite film or album or artist. It is important to remember that not only is it wrong (Love Actually is the greatest Christmas movie starring Alan Rickman) but it is extremely commonly held.

Best xmas film is obviously Die Hard

Michael-John

@M_JHannigan

Best xmas film is obviously Die Hard

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As far as I’m concerned, “Die Hard” is the only Christmas movie ever made.

michael

@pseudofauxme

As far as I’m concerned, “Die Hard” is the only Christmas movie ever made.

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This holiday season, remember to watch the two greatest christmas movies ever made: Tokyo Godfathers and Die Hard.

Rym

@schezar

This holiday season, remember to watch the two greatest christmas movies ever made: Tokyo Godfathers and Die Hard.

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I think Die Hard 2 should be considered a Christmas movie

the torg

@Torg963

I think Die Hard 2 should be considered a Christmas movie

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Die Hard is the official Christmas movie of twitter.

Sperm Sponge

@RadioSweetie

Die Hard is the official Christmas movie of twitter.

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I really want to watch my favourite Xmas movie with my kids: Die Hard.

Andy Bolton

@andybolton

I really want to watch my favourite Xmas movie with my kids: Die Hard.

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Die Hard. RT @Dev_Washington: @MichelleDBeadle Favorite Christmas movie?

Michelle Beadle

@MichelleDBeadle

Die Hard. RT @Dev_Washington: @MichelleDBeadle Favorite Christmas movie?

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.@amazon The greatest Christmas movie of all time is DIE HARD #amazondebate #duh #okseriouslyELF

Katie B.

@katieb_nyc

.@amazon The greatest Christmas movie of all time is DIE HARD #amazondebate #duh #okseriouslyELF

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@twoscooters having said that. Die Hard is the greatest Christmas movie of all time.

Shervyn

@Shervyn

@twoscooters having said that. Die Hard is the greatest Christmas movie of all time.

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"Die hard isn't a Christmas film" um I'm sorry? I don't understand what you just said.

Rosie James

@rosiej21

"Die hard isn't a Christmas film" um I'm sorry? I don't understand what you just said.

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Matt Marsden

@CutmanMatt

Greatest Christmas movie - Die Hard

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Time for Die Hard. The best Christmas movie ever (@ Plaza Theatre - @plazaatlanta) http://t.co/1V5v120qrm

JD Fichtner

@jdfichtner

Time for Die Hard. The best Christmas movie ever (@ Plaza Theatre - @plazaatlanta) http://t.co/1V5v120qrm

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Die Hard is the pinnacle of Christmas movies.

Zach Prescott

@zachprescott09

Die Hard is the pinnacle of Christmas movies.

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I guess since Xmas is coming, I have to watch Xmas films... Oh hai Die Hard!

Steve JM King

@StevieLasVegas

I guess since Xmas is coming, I have to watch Xmas films... Oh hai Die Hard!

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if Die Hard isn't on your list of Christmas movies, you're doing something wrong

molly

@mollstache

if Die Hard isn't on your list of Christmas movies, you're doing something wrong

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To all those who say Die Hard can't be my fav Xmas movie bc it's not a Xmas movie, @nprmonkeysee on NPR this morning said it's her fav 2

Travis Calkins

@SoImAScientist

To all those who say Die Hard can't be my fav Xmas movie bc it's not a Xmas movie, @nprmonkeysee on NPR this morning said it's her fav 2

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AC_Mac

@MACs_BRAIN

Best Xmas movie ever?

Die Hard

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And yes, Die Hard is a Xmas movie #dudehard

Jon

@JeDill02

And yes, Die Hard is a Xmas movie #dudehard

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Time to get into the Xmas spirit die hard is going on

kris mollett

@mollett84

Time to get into the Xmas spirit die hard is going on

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This guy may be the only one who gets a pass:

If you're over 30 but under 40 and Love Actually isn't tied with Die Hard as your favorite Xmas movie, what's your deal? #alanrickman

Daniel Taylor

@danieltaylor

If you're over 30 but under 40 and Love Actually isn't tied with Die Hard as your favorite Xmas movie, what's your deal? #alanrickman

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