The ‘Die Hard’ Screenwriter Has Ended All Debate Over Whether It’s a Christmas Movie
Yippee ki-yay case closed.
Christmas is over and done, but apparently some people just can’t let this go. Just when we were sure the debate about Die Hard‘s status as a Christmas movie was over (it is, in fact, the best ever), it comes up again.
Fortunately, the movie’s screenwriter has shut it down with what should be the definitive answer. Yes, dammit, Die Hard is a Christmas movie.
On Dec. 23—Christmas Eve eve—CNN newsman Jake Tapper addressed this tweet to Steven deSouza, who co-wrote Die Hard with Jeb Stuart.
@StevenEdeSouza I’m sure you e weighed in on it before, but I’ve never heard you or Jeb Stuart offer your take on whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 24, 2017
deSouza responded on Christmas Eve, and his hashtag should end anymore pointless debate forever and ever, amen.
Yes, because the studio rejected the Purim draft #DieHardIsAChristmasMovie
— Steven E. de Souza (@StevenEdeSouza) December 24, 2017
When someone tried to debate deSouza on this point—because if there’s any social media site where some guy is ready to tell the person who actually wrote the thing that he’s wrong about his own work, it’s Twitter—by noting Die Hard‘s July release, the writer shut him down with an image.
There you go. Christmas is done, and so is this stupid argument.
At least until everyone forgets and brings it up again next December, that is.