“Die Hard” is not Just a Christmas Movie, it’s a Trump Movie, too

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Yes, Virginia, “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie. – C’mon, how can we still be arguing about this? Of course, it’s a Christmas movie. In fact, other than “A Christmas Story,” “Die Hard” may be the greatest Christmas movie ever made.

Think about it: The entire plot of the film revolves around the Nakatomi company Christmas party. The party is being held on Christmas eve. Christmas music permeates the film from beginning to the very end. Christmas imagery is everywhere.

“Die Hard” is not just a great Christmas movie, but a truly great movie, period. Released in 1988, “Die Hard” was the first film of its genre. It was the first pure action film, and it remains the greatest pure action film ever made today, despite hundreds of attempts to replicate it, including five sequels. Its greatness includes:

Best Action Hero: Bruce Willis as John McClane
Best Action movie villain: The great Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber
Best Action movie cop: The great Reginald VelJohnson as Al Powell
Best Action movie wife: Bonnie Bedellia as Holly Gennaro McClane
Best Action movie FBI Guy: Robert Davi as FBI Special Agent Johnson
Best idiot cop: Paul Gleason as Deputy Chief Dwayne T. Robinson
Best corporate jackass: Hart Bochner as Harry Ellis
Best obnoxious TV reporter: William Atherton as Richard Thornburg

Pure greatness, all around.

The plot of the movie resolves itself exactly as any Christmas movie should: Truth triumphs over deception, honesty over thievery, justice over crime and good over evil.

So, “Die Hard” is indeed a Christmas movie, and a great one at that.

But here’s the other thing “Die Hard” is: It’s a totally relevant analogy to the three years of the Donald Trump presidency. Think about it:

  • The Nakatomi party-goers are the American people;
  • The terrorists are the globalist Deep State;
  • The terrorists are there to deprive the people of their freedom and rob them of their wealth;
  • The hero sort of stumbles into his role, almost by accident and fate;
  • The hero spends the first half of the film fighting the Deep State alone, but about midway through the plot is joined by Al Powell, the defender of justice who is eerily analogous to William Barr;
  • The FBI guys are utterly corrupt and inept. Perfect;
  • You even have the corrupt fake news media personified in Richard Thornburg;
  • The terrorist played by ballet dancer Alexander Godunov, who McLane dispatches after a long, brutal battle, is Robert Mueller;
  • Harry Ellis, the self-absorbed jerk who tells Hans Gruber “I can give him to ya,” is James Comey;
  • Deputy Chief Dwayne Robinson is former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe;

McLane even describes himself as Donald Trump perfectly in this exchange with Gruber:

Hans: Who are you, then?
McClane: A fly in the ointment, Hans. A monkey in the wrench. A pain in the ass.

And there is more to come:

  • Hans Gruber falling from the 31st floor of Nakatomi Tower will come in 2020 with the indictment and public perp walk of John Brennan;
  • The climactic scene, with John and Holly McLane riding off safe and sound in their limo will come on Election Night 2020 when Donald Trump gives his victory speech with Melania by his side, after which they will ride back to the White House in Air Force One.

The script for “Die Hard” was based on Roderick Thorp’s 1979 novel, “Nothing Lasts Forever.” It obviously wasn’t intentional, but it’s a little spooky how, 40 years ago, he so accurately depicted everything our nation has been put through over the last three years.

“Die Hard” isn’t just a Christmas movie, it’s a Trump movie, too.

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful,

and the fire is so delightful;

But since we’ve no place to go,

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.”

That is all.

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phineas gage

So here we go in Virginia:


Just as with impeachment, the Dems are overreaching and will come to regret it.

Jimmy MacAfee

The President has more authority over the National Guard than state officials, and most Guardsmen are not willing to participate in what amounts to a coup d’état against law abiding citizens.

You can count on this governor to do anything, though: he stopped the Charlottesville PD from stopping the “two sides” in the event from clashing (the leader of the so-called “right wing” group was an Obama Lefty) and people have reported seeing protesters from both sides getting on the same busses afterward. (GS was likely behind this.) It was a form of a false flag event, where they hoped people would make Aunty Fay (ANTIFA) their new heroes. Didn’t work.

The Governor, who is willing to kill the already-born, has no soul; he is a reckless monster who would use violence against Virginians as willingly as he’d use violence against the unborn and the already-born. He is a truly wicked man, evil on a scale one cannot imagine. We haven’t seen the worst of him yet. A monster. A real, observable monster.


Impeachment is all about fear of indictment and RICO at the highest levels in the Democratic Party. Sons of Biden, Pelosi, and Heinz/Kerry were all on the Ukraine kickback gravy train. Individual senators and congressmen for sure.

phineas gage

I think Die Hard is a bit overrated, but it is a good movie. The sequels lost the light-hearted charm of the original and never had an antagonist to match Rickman.

The movie that I always like to watch over the holidays is ‘Runaway Train’. I can’t really say why as it is not nominally a Christmas film, but it just seems to fit. It is criminally overlooked–based on a Kurosawa original screenplay and with a killer performance by Jon Voight (which should have won him an Academy Award) and an exceptional turn by Rebecca de Mornay.

Anne Onimus

Calling this a Trump movie is a far stretch. Sounds like what the Left does while trying to find something, anything to pin on Trump.


Chill Anne, It’s Christmas Season and Washington, DC is relatively – Thankfully – quiet, and Congress is out of session, so our “life, liberty, and property” is temporally saved when they can do no harm; so is the 24/7 Anti-Trump news cycle. They are busy trashing anything Christian right now; Trump-trashing begins on Jan. 2, 2020.

I appreciate Dave’s effective movie analogy – possibly more effective than constantly stating basic, yet unrelatable, (by many young liberal people) facts. A light hearted article every now and then is nice to see; especially during the Christmas Season.


Correction: Trump-trashing resumes (not Begins) on Jan. 2, 2020.

Bill Austin

18 times now.
“Come out to the coast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs .”

Almost as good as Outlaw Josie Wells “Just as I getta’ liking someone, they ain’t around long.
Chief: “I noticed that when you get ta’ disliking someone, they ain’t around long either”..


What about Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino??

Jimmy MacAfee

I tend to personally identify with that character: older, doesn’t take crap, does what he needs to do. And I used to have an old green Gran Torino, a long, long time ago. Helped get rid of an open air drug market this year in my neighborhood. One little issue that I took care of personally: the police wouldn’t ticket people for illegal parking, because the signs were obscured, and the city deliberately cleared the wrong trees away from the wrong signs. Did it myself, and when the parking tickets started coming, and abandoned vehicles began getting cited, there were no more excuses. Didn’t have to be a badass, just creative and determined. Motto: don’t get mad; don’t get even: get creative. Same with my Trump signs: fresh kitty poo, applied by glove to the sides (kept fresh by Vaseline) stopped them from being stolen. Stinky fingers stopped the sticky fingers.

Trump is way beyond that character. Great movie, though.

Walt C

“Get offa my lawn”.

Jimmy MacAfee

Though it’s not a Christmas movie, I’d compare President Trump to a number of other movie heroes:

-Clint Eastwood in Pale Rider, where he ruins the enemy, but also teaches the people how to fight back.
-Clint Eastwood in High Plains Drifter, as he avenges Marshall Jim Duncan’s murder by the corrupt townspeople, and renamed the town according to its real character.

Trump is Bourne, too. Lots of parallels there.


In my opinion, Trump personifies James Gardner’s character as Sheriff Jason McCullough from the movie “SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF”, a no nonsense unknown guy who comes into town with hidden talents, who sees a problem, doesn’t let it fester, and fixes it in spite of a total lack of support from the town council (GOP Establishment).

phineas gage

High Plains Drifter is among the best and most neglected Eastwood films–I personally prefer it to Unforgiven, although I know that puts me in a minority.

Eastwood directed it, but the very first film he directed was Play Misty For Me, which is not seen much today and was directly ripped off in the 1980’s by Fatal Attraction.

Another neglected gem is ‘The Beguiled’, a gothic and haunting Civil War piece.

Jimmy MacAfee

I’m totally with you on that.

John Q. Anonymous

The over-the-top hyperbole (“and it remains the greatest pure action film ever made today”) detracts from an otherwise interesting premise.

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