If you’re trying to settle the age-old debate on whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie or not, then we’ve got to point you in the direction of Talkoko‘s Hans Gruber Advent calendar that’s currently for sale on their site. This collectible cinematic calendar accurately depicting Hans Gruber falling off of Nakatomi Plaza is the only proof that you’ll need to show your friends that even though John McTeirnan has gone on record stating the film was not supposed to be a Christmas movie, that die-hard fans of Die Hard have gained control of the narrative. And we can’t think of a better way to count down the days to Christmas than watching Hans Gruber hitting some pavement while Santa Clause is making his rounds.
Count Down The Days ‘Til Christmas With Hans Gruber Falling From Atop Nakatomi Plaza
The Die Hard Advent calendar is available in three colors (black, blue, and classic). The black version is the priciest, and will cost you $34.99. But with the higher price-tag comes more detail, especially around the rooftop.
The blue and classic versions are more economical, and have a more stripped-down appearance, making them a few dollars cheaper at the $29.99 price point. But if you’re a true Die Hard fan, you might want to spend the few extra bucks on the black version because it boasts a detailed depiction of the plaza rooftop exploding as a helicopter hovers over the top floor, unlike the blue and classic versions.
Save Money Buying Multiples
If there are special people in your life who are deserving of this Advent calendar, or you simply want to purchase duplicates for the sake of tactical redundancy, then you’ll be pleased to know that you can purchase a set of two for $49.99, or a set of three for $79.99. And the best part about this iconic piece of cinematic history is that Talkoko ships its products across the entire world, so you can celebrate Die Hard’s violent conclusion no matter where you’re located.
Though the day markings on most traditional Advent calendars conceal a piece of candy or a small figurine behind each calendar day, the Die Hard Advent calendar boasts a different kind of countdown. Given that the piece boasts a vertical design, it becomes quite obvious that although you won’t have the pleasure of a daily sweet treat, you’ll be beaming with anticipation as ruthless terrorist leader Hans Gruber makes his 25-day descent to the ground floor just in time for your Christmas Day celebration.
Hans Gruber’s Fall Is Iconic
Die Hard has been an action movie staple since its initial 1988 release, and we’ve all been saying “yippee-ki-yay [expletive deleted]” ever since. But since Christmas is often a family affair, you may want to take a more subtle approach as you lower Hans Gruber with each passing day if you’re in the company of your loved ones. If you want to reenact your favorite scene with style and flare, we’d suggest loosening your wristwatch each day as Die Hard’s primary antagonist drops down level after level from the top floor of Nakatomi Plaza.
35 Years Later, The Debate Over Die Hard As A Christmas Film Lives On
For decades, we’ve been tirelessly debating a number of topics, like whether or not a hotdog is a sandwich, or whether a bowl of milk and cereal is actually soup. Even though Die Hard isn’t officially canonized as a Christmas movie, that’s not going to stop us from watching it every December as we prime ourselves for yet another holiday free-for-all.
If you’re part of the camp that refuses to think of Die Hard as anything other than a Christmas movie, then you should put your money where your mouth is and bust out this amazing Die Hard Advent calendar every year to prove your point.