Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?: Christmas in July Blogathon 2018

Closing out the penultimate day of the Christmas in July Blogathon is the Christmas uber-fanatic Allie from Often Off Topic. Allie has been a Christmas in July Blogathon mainstay for the last several years and is always the most eager participant. Over on her site, Allie reviews films and gives regular insights into her life, which has only become more crazy now that she has a baby daughter. Recently, Allie heard that Bruce Willis weighed in on whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie or not and has decided to share where she stands on the matter. Let’s see what she has to say about the topic.


Opening my laptop this morning, trying to decide what to write about for Drew’s annual Christmas in July blogathon (which I am once again fashionably late for) I was horrified to read the news title “Bruce Willis CONFIRMS Die Hard is not a Christmas movie”. Aca-scuse me?!

The terrible statement was made during his appearance on his very own Comedy Central Roast. Come on, Bruce! This is something us movie fans have been arguing about for years, in fact, YouGov even ran a poll on it, in which over 50% of people also claimed Die Hard isn’t a Christmas movie.

If you haven’t guessed, I am firmly in the Yes camp. In fact, I only watched Die Hard for the first time fairly recently, because I’d been told it was a Christmas movie and so it felt wrong to watch it in any month other than December. In my eyes, any movie that takes place during Christmas counts. That’s why you’ll find me rewatching Love Actually, Just Friends, and Bridget Jones’s Diary every single year.

I’d really love to settle the debate once and for all so please let me (and Drew!) know – is Die Hard a Christmas movie?

Now, the best part of Drew’s Christmas in July blogathon is the after-party. We’re allowed to bring 1 guest of our choice. My previous guests have been Dan Stevens, Oscar Isaac, and Chris Pratt. I would bring Bruce Willis this year but there’s no chance now he’s trying to ruin my festive spirit so his invite is in the bin. As I still have another year and a half to wait to see him again in Star Wars, I’ll bring Adam Driver with me this year! Drew can you make sure the heating is on, please? He’s decided to come shirtless!


Classic Allie. Once again, inviting a Star Wars actor. I’m not complaining, though. πŸ˜‰

I myself definitely consider Die Hard a Christmas film. What do you have to say about it?

Tomorrow, the person who has participated in the Christmas in July blogathon the most kicks off the final day (and it’s not me).

Until next time, cheers!

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