The 12 genres of Christmas movie

Time Out's Film team prove that there's a Christmas film for everyone


1. Action: 'Die Hard' (1988)

Genre Action

Christmas credentials For a whole generation of messed-up moviegoers, nothing says Christmas quite like Bruce Willis in a dirty white vest cussing up a blue streak while gunning down misc murderous mittel-Euros with an Uzi. This thoughtless appropriation of the goodwill season for distinctly badwill ends may rankle the religious purists, but what would you rather have: a bearded terrorist who dies for his beliefs, or Alan Rickman?

Cockle-o-meter Slightly higher than ‘Die Hard 2: Die Harder’

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