IS Die Hard a Christmas Movie? with Voice Actor Steve Blum

It’s an age old question that comes up every year: Is Die Hard actually a Christmas movie? You can decide for yourself in our super official poll below, but we think Doogie Horner and JJ Harrison answer this question pretty clearly in A Die Hard Christmas, published by Insight Editions.

They turned the unconventional fan-favorite movie Die Hard into an illustrated storybook — complete with machine guns, European terrorists, and a cop who’s forced to rely on all his cunning and skills (and the help of a fellow officer) to save the day. Based on the classic “The Night Before Christmas” poem and filled with whimsical illustrations, A Die Hard Christmas is destined to become a holiday classic.

But the Christmas miracles don’t end there. Sideshow and Insight Editions teamed up with voice acting legend Steve Blum to provide a holiday video treat that defies definition. Trust us, you just have to watch this…

It might not be the traditional Christmas story, but there are a few pretty important arguments for and against it.

Yes, Die Hard is a Christmas movie:

The movie takes place during Christmas time. For some folks, that’s all you need as proof. That means that Home Alone is a Christmas movie, and so is Batman Returns, Rocky IV, and more. As long as it’s around Christmas time, wouldn’t it be a Christmas movie?

And it definitely helps that the film’s writer Steven E. de Souza says that it’s a Christmas movie.

No, Die Hard is NOT a Christmas movie:

On the other hand, Bruce Willis himself insists that Die Hard is not a Christmas movie. In a Comedy Central Special he said, “No! Die Hard is not a Christmas movie. It’s a ******* Bruce Willis movie!” And it’s pretty reasonable to chalk it up to just an action movie with a coincidental festive backdrop.

And, according to polling done by Joanna Piacenza, head of industry intelligence for Morning Consult, most people don’t think Die Hard is a Christmas movie.

Help Us Settle the Question

A Die Hard Christmas by Doogie Horner and JJ Harrison, published by Insight Editions, is available for order right now through Sideshow. Visit to purchase your own copy of this instant holiday classic!

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