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Top Ten Not-Christmas, Well Sorta Movies #2 Die Hard


Christmas in July, already.  It’s hard to believe that we’re over halfway to the big day.  Time flies when you’re having fun.

Thinking about Christmas in July, it’s fun and it’s practice for some.  The staging point, a milestone and a little innocent fun to be had, but it’s not really Christmas.

That’s what got me thinking about movies set during Christmas, but not really about Christmas.  You know those movies that make a passing mention of the holiday or it’s outdoor scenes that are snow covered or you see the decorations, but it’s not integral to the plot.

So in honor of Christmas in July, I present the Top Ten Not-Christmas but Kinda Christmas Movies, now presenting…..

Die Hard

What’s it about:

New York City Detective John McClane has just arrived in Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his wife. Unfortunatly, it is not going to be a Merry Christmas for everyone. A group of terrorists, led by Hans Gruber is holding everyone in the Nakatomi Plaza building hostage. With no way of anyone getting in or out, it’s up to McClane to stop them all. All 12! (IMDB)

Action a plenty as we follow-up Lethal Weapon with the original Die Hard.  It certainly Christmas as Nakatomi Plaza, as evidenced by the dead terrorist with “Now I Have a Machine Gun, Ho, Ho, Ho!” written on his shirt.  Yippee Kay Eh!

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