Are you ready for weird and interesting Christmas facts? If you are like most people who follow the Christian faith, you will most likely celebrate Christmas on December 25 each year. As Christmas is supposed to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, is has been celebrated for the best part of two millennium. Over that long period of time Christmas itself has evolved to what we know and celebrate today. Here we will try our best to bring you some of the most interesting and weird Christmas facts that you may have never heard of before. With each fact we will provide a link to our full article that will open in a new tab or page, so as not to disturb your reading pleasure.
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1 Die Hard Was One Of The Best Christmas Films Ever
Now, we know what you are thinking. Die Hard was an action film, not a Christmas film. What the heck? Well Die Hard was actually set on Christmas eve, so it falls into the Christmas film genre. Die Hard was actually voted the greatest Christmas film of all time in 2010 by Empire magazine, and 4th best in Rotten Tomatoes’ list.
While most Christmas films are based upon the cheer and celebrations around the festive season, Die Hard breaks that mould completely. For those that don’t know, it was the first in a series of what is currently 5 action movies. The main character was John McClane (Bruce Willis) a New York police officer who was visiting his estranged wife in Los Angeles when terrorists attacked and took hostage the occupants of a LA Sky scraper. McClane just happens to be the only one not captured by the terrorists and systematically kills all of them single handedly. It is often regarded as an action masterpiece.
While the other films that are considered the best Christmas films of all time are true Christmas films, Die Hard really broke the mould. The top 4 are considered A Christmas Story (1983), It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Die Hard (1988).