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A lot of people think that a blockbuster that was released in mid-summer is a Christmas movie simply because it takes place on Christmas. This is absurd. It’s the same sloppy thinking that makes people say “Sound of Music” which takes place across at minimum a full year and probably two is a Christmas movie because of the single line “Brown paper packages tied up with string…”
If Die Hard is anything beyond the best action movie ever made, it’s a Halloween/horror movie. Think of the basic beats of the movie:
Gruber and Co go into an almost deserted building (the hostages don’t count for this purpose since they’re unarmed and can’t/won’t fight back). One by one, something starts taking out their people. From Gruber’s point of view, it could be a ghost, a slasher in a hockey mask, a tentacled horror or a cop-turned-bad.
In every way, this is the classic haunted house trope, except for the reverse POV (the bad-guys being the teenagers going into the house and the “slasher” is a cop trying to take them out one at a time).
Thus I resolve: Die Hard, as a classic Haunted House movie, is more sutitable to Halloween than Christmas.