This thread begs the question, what exactly defines a Christmas movie?
Just watched “The Green Book”. It took place at Christmas…and made me laugh. Added to my Christmas movies…along with Die Hard.
Yes – just more modern a and edgy: the good guys win, and love triumphs.
@Anonymous – good guys win and love triumphs in movies all year round. Does that mean that Christmas movies are released in January through December?
It’s set at Christmas time, there is Christmas music throughout the movie. Yes, it is a Christmas action move.
Not just a Christmas Movie, but a Christmas CLASSIC!!!
Of course it is.
Chicken or egg?
I ask again. What defines a Christmas movie?
“Ho Ho Ho. Now I have a machine gun.”
Best Christmas sentiment that can be carried throughout the year.
Ok then. Rocky lV is a Christmas movie then. After all, he fought the Russian on Christmas Day…
No. It’s teh dumbest thing I’ve ever heard to say it is.
It is for me. I watch it every Christmas Eve. If it fits some cosmic definition of a Christmas movie, can’t say.
Just as much as Home Alone is a Christmas movie I guess?
I would say no but does it really matter in Joey Biden’s America?
Yes! Putting cigarettes, cookies and shoes in the duct work on Christmas Eve is an American tradition.
Personally, I have considered it a Christmas Movie for years already.
But a recent video I watched just backed up the reasoning why it is a Christmas Movie. The fact the Christmas Holiday directly causes the plot of the film to occur. The creator of the video (wish I could find it again) said there are movies that happen to take place at Christmas – but could occur the same at any other time of the year with little to no change of the script (like the first Lethal Weapon) and as such cannot be considered Christmas Movies. Then there are films like Die Hard whose entire plot is dependent on the fact it takes place at Christmas. If not for Christmas, John would not have been invited to LA to attend the Nakatomi Christmas Party. If John was not in LA, the events of Die Hard would not have happened. Thus, Die Hard IS a Christmas Movie!
It’s a Hanukkah movie.
The fat black cop get his mojo back.
Die Hard is a Kwanzaa movie.
Sofa King tired of this debate year after year.
Lookit, this ain’t fuzzy math. Does the person return in time to spend time with the family for the holiday? There it is. Even if it is brief, does this happen? That’s what makes a holiday movie. We all know how Die Hard ends. Can this be how this debate ends?
I remember a more pleasant time when I would attempt to steer thru the holiday season without hearing Adam Sandler singing. Now I do my best to navigate around glory tales of America’s most apathetic actor.
As with Doug, I watch it every Christmas. Always enjoy it.
Uncle Al… That’s absolutely impossible
NO ONE CELEBRATES KWANZAA.
No one black, No one white, No one celebrates Kwanzaa!
It’s an action movie with a Christmas backdrop, so I like to watch it during the season. So it’s an action/Christmas time movie. or yes.
It’s an X-mas movie
The Nakatomi Grinch Hans Gruber is exed by defenestration…
Yes…Do You think the three Wiseman just waltzed across the Desert without any
Lethal Weapon is also a Christmas Movie….
You have to think about the timing of when You actually saw the Movie…Was it
during Christmas? If yes, then it is a Christmas Movie based on Your memories
of watching it with loved ones (or in My case ex-girlfriends whose Parents
still Love Me)
How many really don’t care!
Just watched it the other day and a few days later Die Hard 2.
Many times “MERRY CHRISTMAS” is said by various acteos!
Fa-la-la la-la YES!!!
Man, I don’t wanna die hard …
The plot is not about Christmas, but Christmas serves as the backdrop to the story.
That’s the same situation with “It’s a Wonderful Life”, another great classic thought of as a Christmas movie.
“Plain, Trains and Automobiles” one of my favorite Christmas movies, actually is about Christmas.
So the criteria to determine what defines a Christmas movie may be between, is the main storyline about Christmas or Christmas themes used through a movie? or could it be both?
For me, there’s plenty of direct Christmas references in “Die Hard” to make it at least an alternative Christmas movie.
It is what is called a Christmas Adjacent movie. A movie that takes place at Christmas but has nothing to do with Christmas
Of course it’s a fucking Christmas movie. Welcome to the party, pal.
admit it … it ain’t Christmas ’till Hans Grueber falls off the Nakatomi Plaza!
… & Fur, I never once heard the Dreidel Song
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is Thanksgiving.
Wizard of Oz plays every Christmas, yet not a “Christmas movie” as far as I can tell
Neither is “The Sound of Music”.
Ooops thanks, Joe6pak. I meant Thansgiving but, I do watch the movie during Christmas time.
Kinda still makes the point, “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” is about the holiday itself. Thanksgiving is not just an occurrence during the movie.
99th, I agree. And it’s mostly about the good in people, instead of fighting off terrorists in order to celebrate a holiday. I liked Die Hard, but it’s an action, anti terrorism movie. Not a Christmas movie.
No Momma Obama
DECEMBER 19, 2021 AT 4:49 PM
“Uncle Al… That’s absolutely impossible
NO ONE CELEBRATES KWANZAA.
No one black, No one white, No one celebrates Kwanzaa!”