Is Die Hard a Christmas film? You bet your ass it is. Bruce Willis has never been better and Alan Rickman is outstanding in John McTiernan’s flawless 1988 actioner. Great script and flawless direction make this the greatest action film ever made.
The set-up is simple: Bruce Willis’ New York Cop, John McClane arrives in Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his estranged wife, Holly (Bonnie Bedelia). However, the Nakatomi Tower Christmas party is crashed by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) and his group of terrorists, intent on stealing millions of dollars worth of bonds from the company vault. Ho. Ho. Ho.