Is ‘Die Hard’ a Christmas Movie? Screenwriter Finally Settles the Question

More to than the Bing Crosby classic “White Christmas,” Steven E. de Souza insists

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It’s become an annual debate among film lovers every holiday season: Is “Die Hard” a Christmas movie?

Now Steven E. de Souza, co-screenwriter with Jeb Stuart of the 1988 Bruce Willis hit, has weighed in and offered solid evidence that it is.

Responding to a question tweeted out by CNN’s Jake Tapper, de Souza declared that “Die Hard” is, in fact, a Christmas movie due to its holiday-party setting — and then joked that the studio had turned down an earlier draft celebrating the Jewish holiday of Purim.

On Monday, de Souza drove the point home and even made a handy chart comparing the R-rated action movie to another holiday classic, the 1954 Bing Crosby-Danny Kaye musical “White Christmas.”

He tweeted, “For anyone unconvinced #DieHardIsAChristmasMovie, here is a handy chart.”

With the argument finally settled, the question now is where does “Die Hard” rank all-time among Christmas movies?