Action packed Christmas movies

I consider it an established fact that the original Die Hard is indeed a Christmas movie. We are not going to debate that here, that matter is settled. I would like to talk about another action/comedy from the same era, Lethal Weapon 1.

Now, say what you will about the sequels. I happen to like them, even the one with Chris Rock in it. They certainly have a level of cheeseballness that doesn’t appeal to some people, I get it. The original Lethal Weapon, however, is a pretty solid movie, that deals with some genuinely serious issues. Grief, loss, guilt, depression, suicidal thoughts. It also has plenty of laughs, and some pretty good, if completely unrealistic, action.

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So, is it a Christmas movie? I submit that yes, it is. The entirety of the movie takes place in the Christmas season, and explicitly so. One of the earliest scenes in the movie takes place in a Christmas tree lot, and the final scene takes place on Christmas night. Christmas is featured throughout this tail of chasing down murderous ex-military heroin dealers.

If you haven’t seen Lethal Weapon 1, or haven’t seen it in a long time, put it in your cue, right after Die Hard. Tis the season, after-all.

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