So every year we hear "'Die Hard' is not a Christmas movie. " Let's break it down.
The male central figure, John McClane, travels across the country to spend Christmas with his wife. His marriage is on the rocks, so he hopes this unexpected act, along with spending time with her, will save their marriage.
Unexpected events lead to her life being endangered. He literally fights his way to her, saving her life.
It also has Reginald VelJohnson, aka Carl from "Family Matters."
So the real question isn't, "is 'Die Hard' a Christmas movie?" but rather, why doesnt the Hallmark Movie Channel play it at least weekly? Maybe it's the absence of Candace Cameron-Bure?