Every year around Christmas, the Die Hard debate begins again. You know what we're talking about. Is it or is it it not a Christmas movie? Certain great minds say a firm no. Others say the appearance of lights, a tree, and holiday festivities is enough to make it so. Comedian and writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Daniel Kibblesmith, says we're concentrating on the wrong thing.
It's hard to know how much skepticism this particular plot point was met with in the 1980s when the film was released, but Kibblesmith points out how very reluctant any authorities are to believe some sort of shooting is taking place in an office building: