Stop the presses: Bruce Willis — who is, in the grand scheme of things, uh, nobody — has declared that Die Hard is not a Christmas movie.
News to us.
This movie has Christmas music, Christmas trees, Christmas decorations, Christmas presents, Christmas foods, and Christmas sound effects. The whole thing is set at a Christmas party. The soundtrack has Christmas classics in it like “Let It Snow“, among others. It uses the phrase “ho, ho, ho” and it’s not about a trashy woman.
So this merry little episode contains a little memo to Bruce Willis: Die Hard is a Christmas movie, pal.
Ok, so many we go off on Bruce a little bit. But it is not like he didn’t have it coming. This guy hasn’t had a hit movie since the 1980s, for pete’s sake.
Technically, there are a LOT of Christmas movies out there that aren’t…in the strictest sense…um, Christmas movies. It’s A Wonderful Life is not about Christmas (but it is a Christmas movie). Did you ever hear Jimmy Stewart deny it?
No, because Jimmy Stewart had class. He had brains. And he probably has a publicist.
Bruce evidently doesn’t have any of those.
Anyway, we can’t talk about Bruce “Pinhead” Willis for the whole episode — and we don’t. This episode also covers the Christmas Anniversaries of 2018.