It’s settled: Bruce Willis’ daughters end long-running ‘Die Hard’ debate

Actor Bruce Willis has long been associated with one of the longest-running — and most controversial — debates in cinema history: is it “Die Hard” or isn’t it a Christmas movie. According to TMZ, Willis’ daughters have now put an end to that debate.

TMZ recently caught up with Rumer and Scout Willis, and while the girls didn’t seem too interested in stopping to chat, Scout did provide an answer to the age-old question — and the reporter captured the exchange on video.


‘Hey girls, how are you? Good to see you,’ the reporter began, approaching the sisters with her camera already on. “Listen, I just have one simple question – the whole world has always had this huge debate, and I wonder if the Willis -“

“It’s a Christmas movie,” Scout said firmly, interrupting the reporter before she could even answer the question.

“It’s a Christmas movie?” the reporter repeated to make sure she had heard Scout correctly.

“It’s a Christmas movie,” Scout said again, making the reporter laugh.

“I love it, the Willis family thinks it’s a Christmas movie!” she exclaimed.

She then asked if the girls wanted to know anything about their father’s condition, but they got into a nearby vehicle without answering.

Bruce Willis, after decades of acting, recently announced that he was quitting his career after being diagnosed with aphasia – a condition that affected his ability to understand and express speech.

“To Bruce’s wonderful supporters, as a family we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has had health issues and was recently diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities. As a result, and with great consideration, Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him,” his family shared the news via Instagram at the time. “This is a truly challenging time for our family and we are so grateful for your continued love , condolences and support. We are going through this as a strong family unit and wanted to bring in his fans because we know how much he means to you as you do to him.”

As for the “Die Hard” debate — it breaks out on social media every Christmas, and CNN host Jake Tapper is definitely in the “Christmas movie” camp.

Director John McTiernen also recently answered the question. “If the audience decides they want to make it a Christmas movie, then it’s a Christmas movie,” he said.

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