It’s not Christmas till Hans Gruber falls from Nakatomi Plaza.

diehardWhen you hear the big, bad sound of Run-D.M.C.’s Christmas in Hollis and think of Argyle dropping John McClane off in Nakatomi Plaza, you know the imminent demise of Hans is not far away. Let’s be honest–Die Hard is one of the tightest action movies of all time, not a moment of screen time is wasted.

And you bet your Yippy-kay-yay it’s a Christmas movie! “Now I have a machine gun. Ho! Ho! Ho!” Watch it over and over until Santa comes.

How to commemorate:

  • Take off your shoes and socks, walk around on the rug bare foot, and make fists with your toes. (Yes sir, better than a hot cup of coffee!)
  • Listen to Run-D.M.C.’s Christmas in Hollis (Yeah, Argyle!) or Beethoven’s Ode to Joy from the 9th Symphony.
  • Shout “Welcome to the party, pal!” whenever someone walks into a room.  Yes, even the bathroom.

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Works Cited

Die Hard (dvd)

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Bonus: the book by Roderick Thorp that inspired Die Hard

Nothing Lasts Forever

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