The debate around Die Hard has been going on since the film came out. The question?
Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?
Now 20th Century Fox has weighed in, releasing a recut trailer for the film, playing up its comedy and holiday theme. The trailer was released for a new collection of the Die Hard films, in 4K resolution.
It’s a pretty fun trailer:
People were loving it:
Was there a doubt? ❤️😂
— 747Tees (@747Tees) December 18, 2018
— Will Jordan (@WillJordan83) December 20, 2018
Die Hard tells the tale of detective John McClane, caught up in the middle of a terrorist attack during his wife’s holiday work party. The only one not taken hostage, McClane must figure out how to stop the villains while outgunned and outmanned.
The new trailer for the film focuses on the holiday setting and much of the humor. However, it’s unlikely to settle the debate. While the film takes place around the holidays, it lacks a significant holiday feel.
Also, it was initially released in July.
Die Hard can be both a Christmas AND an action movie and that's fine, stop trying to pigeon hole it.
— Katy Stoll (@katystoll) December 14, 2018
Look, Die Hard isn't JUST a Christmas movie. It's A Christmas Carol.
— ß¡|| Evenson (@BillEvenson) December 18, 2018
— Kimmi G (@That_Girl_ATCO) December 19, 2018
I have never seen Die Hard and have no desire to do so.
Merry Christmas and don’t @ me.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) December 18, 2018
— Gwen I. (@CBSMom) December 17, 2018
Top ten Christmas movies:
3. Die hard is not a Christmas movie
1. The markets are crashing so nothing matters
— Wu-Tang Financial (@Wu_Tang_Finance) December 19, 2018
Die Hard isn’t the only action movie to take place around the holidays. Other unconventional films are often added to holiday lists, such as Lethal Weapon, Batman Returns, and Gremlins.
If Die Hard is a Christmas movie, then so is Hellboy II. pic.twitter.com/4WiZWIVTov
— HapBee Holidays 🎄✨ (@abagofangrybees) December 20, 2018
If Die Hard is considered a Christmas movie then RENT is also a Christmas movie too thank you for coming to my TED Talk
— Mica Burton (@MicaBurton) December 19, 2018
Broke: Die Hard is a Christmas Movie
Woke: Parasite Eve is a Christmas Game pic.twitter.com/RQiUWUTNDT
— Acty! (@Birdunit5) December 17, 2018
"Die Hard is the best Christmas movie"
Yeah yeah, we get the meme, now let's talk about the real champ: Tokyo Godfathers pic.twitter.com/XKWl44tBGO
— Derek Van Dyke (@DerekOfTheDykes) December 19, 2018
honestly who cares if die hard is a christmas movie as long as we can all agree that arthur’s perfect christmas is a christmas movie
— Arthur Read (@arthur_read8) December 18, 2018
stop talking about how die hard is a Christmas movie and start talking about how polar express is a horror movie
— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) December 9, 2018
While the debate rages on, this trailer provides some fun for everyone.
The new Die Hard collection is now available to purchase.