Obama: Die Hard is not a Christmas movie

Former President Barack Obama has weighed in on the longtime debate of Die Hard being a Christmas movie and not everyone will agree with his opinion.

The former president was being interviewed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and Fallon asked if Die Hard was a Christmas movie. Obama’s said no and suggested that Die Hard is simply an action movie that “happens to involve tangentially Christmas.”

Obama also says that It’s a Wonderful Life and Charlie Brown Christmas – are Christmas movies.

Despite the popularity of calling the Bruce Willis action movie a Christmas movie, there are many who suggest that it simply is not.

Fallon says he agrees that Die Hard is not a Christmas movie. He also calls Obama’s answer unbelievable and says “this is the best interview” he’s ever done.

Here’s Obama chiming in:

Calling Die Hard a Christmas movie has become a popular trend every December, but Obama is not the only one who disagrees.

It was Bruce Willis himself who said two years ago during a Comedy Central roast that “Die Hard is not a Christmas movie.” Then it was Jan de Bont, the cinematographer of the movie, who was quoted by Yahoo News as saying “I’m not sure if the spirit of Christmas is fully embraced by that movie, to be honest.”

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