Anyone of sound body and mind fully understands that Die Hard is obviously a Christmas movie. But for some odd reason, we have a debate every holiday season as to whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie when it is painfully obvious that it is. Now the NYPD and the LAPD have finally answered the age-old question: “Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?”
On Christmas Eve, the New York Police Department tweeted out their appreciation of John McClane in foiling Hans Gruber’s attack on the Nakatomi Plaza. The official NYPD Twitter account put aside their rivalry with the LAPD and wrote: “On this Christmas Eve, we’d like to acknowledge our partners at @LAPDHQ who have been working with us to protect Christmas since Hans Gruber’s 1988 attack on Nakatomi Plaza. #DetectiveJohnMclean #YesItsAChristmasMovie.”
If the NYPD was so in awe of Bruce Willis’ John McClane character they could have had the decency to spell the man’s name correctly.
The Los Angeles Police Department jumped in on the holiday jeer to honor the best Christmas movie of all-time and responded by saying: “On this Christmas Eve, we too would like to acknowledge our partners at @NYPDnews for their continued partnership-they’ll always be more than welcome to follow in McClane’s footsteps & come to the (better) coast & have a party. Yippie Ki Yay & ho ho ho. #YesItsAChristmasMovie.”
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In John McTiernan’s 1988 Christmas classic, NYPD detective John McClane and LAPD Sgt. Al Powell joined forces to stop Gruber’s terror plot.
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Last week, 20th Century Fox recut the trailer for Die Hard to really hammer home the fact that it is indeed a Christmas movie. This is the definitive proof that Die Hard is a Christmas movie.
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