Okay, tomorrow is Christmas day, so now it’s time to cozy up on the couch, surrounded by your loved ones and wait out the impending home invasion from a certain obese northerner who works but one day a year.
So, what should you do while you wait for a visit from the guy who snoops more than the NSA?
How about, waiting until the sun goes down and putting on a movie?
Sounds great, but what title to select? With so many festive options, allow me to save you all of that hard work and pick for you. How about “40 stories of sheer adventure?” One man versus a daunting force of European terrorists, A New York cop in Los Angeles to visit his estranged wife, during her company’s Christmas party. The birthplace of the immortal line: “Yippie-Kay-Yay M#$%^er F*&^er” – wait for it – ‘Die Hard.’
Tonight watch Bruce Willis in one of his most legendary roles, as John McClane - sneak through air vents, outwit Euro-trash, cut his feet on broken glass, butt heads with international terrorist Hans Gruber, Alan Rickman, and team up with a patrolman, Reginald VelJohnson, who later becomes the father on Family Matters, using a different name of course, in that show’s actual backstory (little known fact, you’re welcome).
All of this, ands more, in 1988’s 132 minute holiday tour de force. Just do yourself a favor and make sure there’s no one under 13 around…
Note: the reason that I call this a “Christmas movie” is because it takes place on Christmas that year…