One of the most beloved action movies of all time, 1988's Die Hard nevertheless has long been the subject of fierce debate: Is the Bruce Willis classic a Christmas film? Considering it's set on Christmas Eve, during a corporate holiday party, many insist it fits the bill. Some have been so fervent about this perspective, there was even a Christmas storybook written about the movie. Even screenwriter Steven E. de Souza, stated he considers Die Hard a Christmas movie. However, now Willis has come forward to put an end to the debate once and for all.
During the taping of The Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis on Saturday, the actor ended his segment by declaring, "Die Hard is not a Christmas movie! It's a ... Bruce Willis movie!" That, of course, came after the actor's filmography was subjected to repeated ridicule, as is customary for such a roast.
Whether or not his statement was for comedic effect, it's clear the actor's opinion couldn't be any clearer, as he considers Die Hard another of one of his famed action movies as opposed to holiday viewing.
However Willis, or anyone else, wants to classify it, Die Hard was a certified commercial success, spawning four sequels, the most recent being 2013's A Good Day to Die Hard.