WASHINGTON - JUNE 27: Actor Bruce Willis poses with objects from the "Die Hard" series of films that he donates to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History June 27, 2007 in Washington, DC. A selection of "Die Hard" items will go on display in the new acquisitions case in the museum's "Treasures of American History" exhibition at the Smithsonian. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images
Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

‘Die Hard’ is a Christmas movie, screenwriter says

Yippee-ki-yay. The screenwriter of “Die Hard” said the action flick is a Christmas movie, laying to rest the controversy over its status as a holiday movie. 

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Fans have long debated the classic Bruce Willis flick’s place as a Christmas movie. Critics say that just because it takes place during Christmas doesn’t make it a Christmas movie.

While the plotline including terrorists, kidnapping and all around mayhem are not reminiscent of a traditional Christmas, fans laud the film’s themes of love, sacrifice and devotion.

“Plus a woman about to give birth (is) feature(d) prominently,” Steven E. de Souza, one of the movie’s screenwriters, said on Twitter. .

It’s is also one of the top 10 movies watched on Dish network on Christmas Eve, with 1.3 million people watching it, according to The Denver Post

To confirm, de Souza ended his post with #DieHardIsAChristmasMovie.

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