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Die Hard: 'Twas a Christmas Movie

Jake Tapper makes the definitive case to settle a longstanding debate.


Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? The answer is obviously yes, and not just because it takes place on Christmas eve. The movie's underlying themes — overcoming adversity in pursuit of family reunification and reconciliation — are quite common for holiday fare.

For those who remain doubters, CNN's Jake Tapper makes the case on Twitter–and in rhyme no less. The thread begins here:

The original thread is from a few years ago, but Tapper has added an update: