12 Days of Christmas Movies: Die Hard (1988)

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Here it is, Christmas day, and the last day for our 12 Days of Christmas list. And boy did I save the best for last. In celebration of the spirit of giving, Die Hard gives out 100 bullets to the head. I don’t need to go into the plot of Die Hard. It is well known by all. Bruce Willis plays a loveable Christmas Elf who saves the holiday when a young boy stops believing in Santa Clause. Or am I confused. No, Die Hard is two hours of joy as terrorists, led by the best villain actor ever, Alan Rickman, try to take over the Nakatomi  Plaza, all while Willis, starring as John McClane, visits his wife’s Christmas party.

I have watched this movie every Christmas for the last ten years. I love it and can think of no greater movie to say F*** You to all things holly and jolly. Die Hard also represents a dying breed of action film. It is a hard Rated R film and the blood that gushes out of every lifeless human corpse comes in gallons. Director John McTiernan used great blood squibs in this film, second maybe only to the squibs Paul Verhoeven uses in films like Total Recall and Robocop.

And then there is Ellis. Good ol’ Harry Ellis played by Hart Bochner. The term douchebag was invented to describe people like Ellis. He is despicable in such a way that you can’t help but love to hate him. Right from the get-go when we are introduced to his coke snorting ways, to his death trying to play corporate liason to the terrorists, he exists to be killed in a celebratory fashion. It is a dark and twisted thing to cheer on the death of any character, but in the case of Ellis, it is well deserved.

Ellis may be the greatest man in the history of everything!

On that note, all I can say is go out and watch this if you have not. It is filled with some of the most epic moments in action cinema and plenty of Christmas cheer. “Now I have a machine gun! Ho! Ho! Ho!”

Merry Christmas everyone, and I hope this list has given you some ideas of unconventional Christmas movies that you can spend some time watching with your unconventional family.

So that is our list. There are a few others I wish I could include. Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, and many more. What would you include in your list of unconventional Christmas Films. Let us know in the comments below, and Happy Holidays!!!

On the first day of Christmas, my true love made me see: The Ice Harvest

On the second day of Christmas, my true love made me see:Scrooged

On the third day of Christmas, my true love made me see: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love made me see:Batman Returns

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love made me see: Rare Exports

On the sixth day of Chirstmas, my true love made me see: Eyes Wide Shut

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love made me see: Gremlins

On the eight day of Christmas, my true love made me see: Bad Santa

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love made me see: The Ref

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love made me see: Christmas Vacation

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love made me see: Home Alone

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love made me see: Die Hard

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