The Greatest Christmas Movie Of All Time Is Getting A Children’s Book And We Need It Now

Released in 1988 and ultimately spawning an entire franchise, Die Hard has recently beat out Christmas classics like How The Grinch Stole Christmas and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation in the minds (and hearts) of the internet for the title of “The Greatest Christmas Movie Ever.”

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Sure, the only thing that really links it to Christmas is the fact that it takes place during the holidays (and starts out at an office Christmas party), but that doesn’t matter! It’s one of the greatest action movies ever made and launched Bruce Willis’s career as a big-screen tough guy.

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Not only that but it also features Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber, one of the singularly most entertaining villains in movie history!

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Of course there’s also Carl Winslow from Family Matters as Sgt. Al Powell, a beat cop who’s trying to make amends for accidentally shooting a civilian while on duty.

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And who could forget Argyle?

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The only unfortunate thing is, this Christmas movie is pretty hard to introduce your kids to. Y’know, what with the swearing and violence and all.

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Wouldn’t it be great if there was some way for your little ones to get the full experience without having to warp their tiny little minds? Well apparently comedian Doogie Horner agrees, because he’s publishing Die Hard as a Christmas book this October!

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Wait’ll you see how this book looks…

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Adapted by Horner and illustrated by cartoonist JJ Harrison, A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic take the look and feel of the classic children’s story ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas and uses it to retell the story of John McClane and company.

The whole thing looks absolutely gorgeous, and has a pretty good tongue-in-cheek sense of humor about what it is.

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Okay, so maybe your kids still shouldn’t read it given it still has plenty of blood and swearing, but even then, it’ll probably make someone very happy to get this under the tree!

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A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic will be released on October 18th and is expected to retail for $17 US. But if you just can’t wait, you can pre-order it here

Share with anybody you know who thinks Die Hard is the best Christmas movie!

Emma C
Freelance Writer