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Reginald VelJohnson Settles the ‘Die Hard’ Christmas Movie Debate

Reginald VelJohnson Settles the ‘Die Hard’ Christmas Movie Debate

When we think about our favorite Christmas films, most  think of classics like How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Elf and A Christmas Story. But for those with a high taste for cinema, there’s a controversial addition to that  list: Die Hard.

Die Hard centers on a police officer (Bruce Willis) trying to rescue his estranged wife and a group of hostages during an office Christmas party in Los Angeles. But the question is—is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Families have split, friendships ended and wars started over that simple question.

Well, we finally have an answer.

Let’s listen to Reginald VelJohnson, who starred as LAPD Sergeant Al Powell in Die Hard and Die Hard 2. VelJohnson was recently asked “the question of the century” and he answered without a moment of hesitation.

Is Christmas the main character in Die Hard? No. But it is essential to the plot, which therefore makes it a Christmas movie. Case closed.

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