How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 84

You decided long ago that if ever you were to have children, they would be raised to consider Die Hard and Lethal Weapon equally valid Chirstmas films as perhaps Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer or Miracle on 34th Street.

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Posted on August 30, 2011, in Comedy, Films, Mind Drippings, Nerd, Nerd Odyssey, Nerds, Television and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Lol. You know, I hadn’t even thought of that. I knew they were on at Christmas a lot but I have forced my ears and brain to focus out the Christmas music.
    Hell, I’m not waiting for kids, I’m making that argument now! People are getting fed up with my Christmas song argument, it’ll be good to change the tune. Christmas with blood and guns is an absolute must.
    (Christmas song argument is for alternative songs, like Jack Frost and the Hoodie Crow by Jethro Tull, or even A Spaceman Came Travelling by He Who Shall Not Be Named, simply cos it’s the Christmas story with Aliens,,,)

    P.S. Bad Santa.

    • You can go further, and include DIE HARD 2 in that list of Christmas films, as it takes place during that most magical of holidays as well. I omitted it from the posting because I find the first DIE HARD a much better film. In reference to BAD SANTA, I believe that a cable television channel here in The States called SPIKE TV actually aired the film for a 24-hours-straight period this past Christmas, so you’re definitely onto a growing idea there. I hope they show it every year. You make a good point on the music. I’d forgotten about that Jethro Tull song. Jethro Tull was actually the subject of one of the previous HOW TO TELL YOU’RE A NERD postings. You might find that one amusing as well. I believe it was Method 67.

  2. Ha, equally valid? No no no. Rudolph and Miracle are never going to be seen in my house while I have a say. Die Hard and Lethal Weapon will definitely be the Christmas watching. And Last Boy Scout… Possibly Wrath of Khan… Original Conan…

    • Those other films are definitely top choices to help a true nerd raise any future kids, but I wrote of LETHAL WEAPON and DIE HARD in reference to Christmas because they specifically take place during Christmas, feature famous Christmas-related songs in their soundtracks, and I’m pretty sure that one if not both of them feature the sound of sleigh bells at some point in their musical scores. My hope would be that I could teach my hypothetical kids to successfully defend these films as valid Christmas movies in a debate with their peers, who might arguing in favor of more traditional movies that don’t have fight scenes and body counts. LOL.

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