This weekend I experienced an important rite-of-passage: I watched “Die Hard” for the first time. It was a movie I never thought much about before — I’m more into documentaries and indie films — but everyone, and I mean everyone, said I had to see it. Why? Because I was told by friends and also the entire Internet that it’s the best Christmas movie of all time! Better than “A Christmas Story”! Better than “A Charlie Brown Christmas”! Better than “Love Actually” ! It simply isn’t Christmas without watching “Die Hard”!
Well, I watched “Die Hard.” And I hate to break it to you, but that is not a Christmas movie. Not even close. Keep reading »