There’s been a lot of debate about whether or not the classic Bruce Willis action film Die Hard from 1988 is actually considered a Christmas movie. In response 20th Century Fox recut the trailer presenting it as a traditional Christmas movie with a heartwarming premise and a brave hero who saves the day.
Facing Christmas 3,000 miles from his estranged wife and two children, New York policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) flies to Los Angeles bearing presents and hoping to patch up his marriage. Stylish and cool Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) is in Los Angeles as well for the holiday season, but he’s not there to give out presents. He’s there to take: more than $600 million in negotiable bearer bonds from the multinational Nakatomi Corporation, where McClane’s wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) is an executive. When the takeover becomes hostile, it’s up to John McClane to take on the terrorists with all the grit and determination he can muster–but not without a sense of humor.
Die Hard is a Christmas Film. End of! Yippee Kaye yay Mother f&@&ers!
— Bruce Willis (@BruceyWillis) December 18, 2018