The debate around whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie has been around for years. A simple Google search will yield an obscene amount of articles from a variety of outlets that argue whether it is or isn’t a Christmas movie.
Seriously, this debate has been addressed by truly the strangest group of publications you can possibly imagine. They include Yahoo! Entertainment, Parade, Men’s Health, The Pioneer Woman (yes, really), The Federalist (not kidding), and — perhaps most surprising of them all — Catholic.com.
The debate reached such an intensity that Bruce Willis waded into it. During the 2018 Comedy Central special Roast of Bruce Willis, John McClane, himself, addressed the debate.
“People ask me why I did this roast,” began Willis. “Was it because one of the last guys who did it became president? Hell no. Why would I want to be president when I can just keep being Bruce f—in’ Willis?”
He continued, “I did this roast for one reason and for one reason only, to settle something once and for all. Now, please, listen very carefully: ‘Die Hard’ is not a Christmas movie! It’s a —damn Bruce Willis movie. So, yippee ki-yay to all of you motherf—ers.”
With that in mind, it’s about time we focus a similar energy on Christmas music.
At this point in the holiday season, there is a good chance you have heard a lot of the same Christmas songs over and over again. (We’re looking at you, Mariah Carey!) We have nothing against some of the classics, but variety never hurt anyone.
There are only a handful of days left until Christmas. In the spirit of Die Hard now being widely considered a Christmas movie — despite the colorful comments of Willis — consider these five classic rock songs as Christmas songs. Enjoy! (And you’re welcome!)