The 1988 classic Die Hard is one of the best holiday action movies you can watch this Christmas Eve. The whole thing takes place the night before Christmas, as ordinary, off-duty cop John McClane (Bruce Willis in the role that made him a superstar) is called into action by accident when a bunch of European terrorists seize the building in L.A. he just happens to be visiting in order to win back his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia). The situation provides a pretty surefire way to them to reunite as McClane battles bad guys in a wife beater and all but singlehandedly saves the day. Alan Rickman is one of the most memorable movie villains ever, sneering his way through campy one-liners and getting one unforgettable death scene. The movie may be corny in places now, but it's still a lot of fun and a perfect alternative Christmas choice this week.
Original 1988 Trailer: