Film studio releases Die Hard trailer as a Christmas movie, declaring it the "greatest Xmas story ever told"

Vids 19/12/2018

It's the age old debate: is Die Hard, the classic action thriller starring Bruce Willis, a Christmas movie or not?

Many claim that it isn't, because it doesn't follow the traditional Christmas movie formula - i.e. being kid-friendly, positive, no violence, etc. Others (us) have claimed that it is, as the action classic is set at Christmas time - so how could it not be?

Well, toss whatever argument aside, because 20th Century Fox just settled the debate. 

Die Hard is a Christmas movie, and Fox have even gone one step further to declare it is "the greatest Christmas story ever told".

Fox is releasing Die Hard in an all-new Christmas Edition on DVD and Blu-ray, which includes four exclusive holiday cards to help celebrate the action thriller's 30th anniversary.

They've remade and released a new official trailer for the 30th anniversary of the film, incorporating a lot more Christmas themes.

And they released the below as the new synopsis for the movie.

Facing Christmas 3,000 miles from his estranged wife and two children, New York policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) flies to Los Angeles bearing presents and hoping to patch up his marriage.

Stylish and cool Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) is in Los Angeles as well for the holiday season, but he's not there to give out presents. He's there to take: more than $600 million in negotiable bearer bonds from the multinational Nakatomi Corporation, where McClane's wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) is an executive.

When the takeover becomes hostile, it's up to John McClane to take on the terrorists with all the grit and determination he can muster--but not without a sense of humor.

Not only that, but the DVD and Blu-ray cover have been redesigned to a classic ugly Christmas sweater style:

AND - just to really stick it to non-believers, Fox released this Christmas poem in celebration of Die Hard playing on Christmas Eve (in the States).

'Twas the night before Christmas,
at Nakatomi Plaza,
The office party was festive,
but soon interrupted by drama.
Hans Gruber and his men,
had forced their way in,
And taken everyone hostage,
trapping them within.

But how could they know,
there was a cop up above,
John McClane had arrived,
to win back his wife's love.
He would take them all out,
winning everyone's praise,
Welcoming Christmas Day,
with his favorite catchphrase.

YIPPEE KI YAY!

How bloody great is that.

So there you have it. It's settled. Die Hard is a Christmas movie, and the best one of all time.

Yippee ki-yay, motherfuckers.