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10 Gifts For Fans Of Die Hard

The iconic 80s action movie and now Christmas cult classic Die Hard exploded into theatres everywhere in 1988, cementing Bruce Willis as the ultimate action hero and Alan Rickman as the ultimate cinematic villain. The cat and mouse game between New York City cop John McClane and international criminal Hans Gruber in the corridors of Nakatomi Plaza captivated the movie-going public enough to spawn an entire franchise that stretched several decades.

Buy the perfect gift for the Die Hard fan in your life and watch their face brighten like John McClane finding a pair of shoes in his size (or an extra clip). From clothing to figurines, to the entire 5 film Blu-Ray collection, there’s something for everyone on this list (except maybe the people that don’t think it’s a Christmas movie).

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10 HANS GRUBER FUNKO POP!

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As the scenery-chewing antagonist to John McClane, Gruber and his group of criminals took over Nakatomi Plaza and demanded millions of dollars (plus the release of several dangerous international criminals) in exchange for the lives of hundreds of employees enjoying their annual holiday party.

One of the most famous cinematic villains (portrayed by Alan Rickman in his US film debut), a miniature (but no less intimidating) Hans Gruber can now hold your shelf or desk hostage. Seen here at 3 ¾ inches tall with his European suit and classic trench coat, no Die Hard fan dare exclude him from their collection.

9 JOHN MCCLANE FUNKO POP!

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With this John McClane from Funko Pop!, you can relive all the excitement from the original Die Hard as he scales your desk or nightstand like it’s Nakatomi Plaza. Bruce Willis became a bona fide action star when he portrayed the New York cop who took on Hans Gruber and his thugs as they took hundreds of party revelers hostage over Christmas.

Covered in bruises and blood, this 3 ¾ inch tall Funko Pop! looks every bit as battered as the real John McClane as he stalked the corridors and air ducts of Nakatomi Plaza, with nothing but his pistol and his wits. Sans shoes, of course.

8 DIE HARD ILLUSTRATED CHRISTMAS STORYBOOK

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Whether you agree or disagree that Die Hard is a Christmas movie, you can’t deny this Illustrated Christmas Book of the film’s events is sure to be a holiday classic. It follows New York City cop John McClane as he arrives in Los Angeles, intent on reuniting with his estranged wife, only to end up saving her life when her office holiday party gets taken over by international criminals.

Based on the classic Night Before Christmas storybook, this whimsical take on the action movie is full of eye-popping, full-color illustrations full of firepower, European bad guys, and John McClane’s witty banter.

7 5 FILM DIE HARD STEELBOOK COLLECTION

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After the mega success of the first Die Hard film, audiences couldn’t get enough of Bruce Willis’s NYC cop John McClane and his mixture of brute force and jaded sarcasm. The film inspired four sequels, turning into a highly lucrative series that Willis revisited every few years, bringing a new perspective to the franchise with each reprisal.

This Blu-Ray Steelbook Die Hard Collection from Best Buy includes all five Die Hard films; Die Hard, Die Hard With a Vengeance, Live Free or Die Hard, Good Day to Die Hard, and Die Harder, as well as bonus features for each film. Watch it before the 6th film comes out!

6 DIE HARD AUTHORIZED COLORING AND ACTIVITY BOOK

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What better way to ring in the holiday season than with the Die Hard Authorized Coloring and Activity Book. If you have family over, what better way to bond than coloring in pages of epic crossfires between an NYC cop and a bunch of international criminals, complete with giant explosions?

This Coloring and Activity book contains your favorite scenes from the film, from Hans Gruber addressing a crowd of panicked hostages, to John McClane crawling through the ventilation system of Nakatomi Plaza. Create some colorful masterpieces for your fridge this Christmas, or any time of year.

5 NAKATOMI PLAZA CHRISTMAS PARTY 1988 TSHIRT

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Get in the Christmas spirit (or just confuse someone in July) by sporting this Nakatomi Plaza Christmas Party 1988 T-shirt by TeePowers. Commemorate that most festive occasion when the Nakatomi Plaza office holiday party was taken over by a group of international criminals who held hundreds of employees hostage for obscene sums of money.

High-stakes hostage situations aside, it also celebrates New York City cop John McClane’s one-man assault on Hans Gruber and his gang of criminals, ultimately saving the life of his estranged wife and reuniting with his family for the holidays.

4 AL POWELL FUNKO POP!

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Though John McClane is cited as the hero of the hour in Die Hard, credit must be given to the only other person that fully understood the danger of the hostage situation; Al Powell. A regular Los Angeles beat cop getting ready to clock out, he was called to Nakatomi Plaza after reports of gunfire, and became the only person in radio contact with McClane inside.

Powell’s ability to communicate McClane’s strategies to other law enforcement on the outside ultimately saved hundreds of hostages and made Powell a hero. He stands 3 ¾ inches tall, and holds the pastries he intended to give to his pregnant wife before he was called into action.

3 NOW I HAVE A MACHINE GUN, HO HO HO CHRISTMAS SWEATER

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Be the daring conversation-starter at your Christmas party with this holiday sweater commemorating one of the most memorable scenes in Die Hard. John McClane has just killed one of Hans Gruber’s European henchmen and decides to send a message to the remaining thugs by scrawling across the man’s body in blood; “Now I have a machine gun, Ho Ho Ho”.

When a hostage situation isn’t possible to break up the monotony of your holiday party, wearing this sweater is sure to. Get the grey one to wear an exact replica of the pullover sweater the thug was wearing in the film!

2 DIE HARD JOHN MCCLANE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

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Since the holidays aren’t complete in the Die Hard fan’s household without a viewing (or ten) of the film, get them the perfect gift to show you respect their appropriate levels of obsession. This Christmas ornament depicts John McClane crawling through the ventilation ducts of Nakatomi Plaza, trying to save hundreds of hostages from Hans Gruber and his crew of criminals.

John McClane’s image is situated in a clear plastic snowflake setting, with a reference to his estranged wife quoted at the bottom, “Come out to the coast! We’ll get together, have a few laughs!” It also blinks in 3 different colors, yippee-kay-yay!

1 DIE HARD IS A CHRISTMAS MOVIE COFFEE MUG

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Though the content of the film isn’t specifically about Christmas-related themes, the fact that Die Hard takes place during an office holiday party, features Christmas carols on the soundtrack, and gets in a few sarcastic “Ho Ho Ho’s” from its hero John McClane cements it as a Christmas movie to true fans.

Sip your favorite hot beverage comfortable in the knowledge that you’ve won the debate in this novelty coffee mug. This 11-ounce mug, emblazoned with the words “Die Hard Is a Christmas Movie” along with John McClane’s pistol and “Season’s Greetings” scrollwork is completely dishwasher safe and is sure to make your holiday season bright.

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