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Is Die Hard The Greatest Christmas Movie Ever – Yippee ki-yay!

I’m here to finally put to rest one of the greatest cinematic arguments of all time, is Die Hard a Christmas movie? I thought I’d tackle this epic question with my good friend Stephen Follows. In this Special Christmas Edition of the Indie Film Hustle Podcast Stephen and I use data to finally put this debate to rest.

I believe without a shadow of a doubt that Die Hard is the greatest Christmas movie of all time. Stephen is not so sure so we go to the data to find out. Stephen wrote an EPIC article about this a while ago where he does what only Stephen does. Below are some of the graphs he created for his dissection of this issue.

“Ok, enough bickering and fighting. Let’s settle this once and for all in the only way I know how – going into a topic in way too much detail. As we prepare to enter the year 32 ADH (a.k.a. After Die Hard), the world is gripped by a constantly nagging question. No, it’s not “Why does everyone call Hans Gruber and his gang ‘terrorists’ when they were clearly bank robbers?” – Stephen Follows

From google trends to actual frames from the film that we see actual Christmas references. We leave no stone unturned in this debate. I promise you after this episode you will be armed to debate and film nerd at the next Christmas party. I wanted to create a fun episode for all the film geeks out there.

For a deeper dive into the date read Stephen excellent  article: Using data to determine if Die Hard is a Christmas movie.

Enjoy my ridiculous and entertaining conversation with Stephen Follows. And don’t forget to have a Yippee ki-yay mutha f**king Merry Christmas!

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