This Saturday, one of our local theaters will screen a midnight showing of Die Hard, to which I am going. In reference to our earlier Halloween posts, I do have one Christmas tradition that I have tried to maintain, though I couldn’t often find copies of Die Hard (yes, I know…time to go ahead and buy it): that was to have Die Hard going on the TV in the background while I baked Christmas cookies. I have no peer-reviewed data to present, but I am convinced that the cookies tasted better when I did that. If you’ve never managed to watch the film and wonder what all the hoopla is about, you can check out a few podcasts and trailers (like the one below) to whet your appetite.
I won’t be able to simultaneously bake cookies this time, obviously, but may find another way to honor the tradition:
I have a machine gun now…ho, ho, ho.
(and, yes, this is on Pinterest)
So whatever you do to celebrate this time of year, be it for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or Festivus, you do you and have a wonderful holiday season!
And watch Die Hard.