It’s that time of the year again! While some people are diving headfirst into the classic Christmas or holiday movie regime, others are pulling out their copies of Die Hard for another round of viewing. And we don’t blame them about that in the least!
Die Hard has held fans' attention for decades, and with good reason. Because of all the attention it’s been getting, there have been a ton of memes created to praise or tease the franchise. Now, if you’ve spent anytime online around the holidays the odds are good that you’ve seen a particular variant of one of these memes (you know the one we’re talking about). But it’s one of those memes that keeps on getting funnier, so we’re okay with that.
10 An Angel Gets Its Wings
If every time Hans Gruber falls and angel gets its wings, then that means there are a whole lot of happy angels somewhere because Die Hard fans seriously binge this movie around the holiday season. We're not even going to try and guess how many times we've watched this movie, as an individual or as a group.
And that's part of the reason that this meme is making us laugh so hard. The image of Hans Gruber falling is also a plus – that never gets old. And seeing people agree with us on that is always appreciated.
9 The Combination of Memes!
There's nothing better than seeing a meme merged together with our favorite fandom. In this case, it's the classic snarky cat meme, and he's saying something that most of us can both sympathize and agree with.
We've all been there; getting stuck in an argument about Die Hard being a Christmas movie. But we think this cat summed up the perfect response against those that don't agree with us (read: those that don't think it's a Christmas movie).
Yippee Ki Yay, motherf*cker, indeed.
8 I Don't Always Die...
We love this meme! First, it's very accurate for the whole franchise (dramatic and tough, just the way we like it). For another, it's just plain funny. There's something about this combination that is just really working for us. Don't you think so too?
Also, it's fun picturing this line being said by Hans Gruber. We know he wouldn't actually be the character getting to say it, but it's so much funnier this way!
7 Die Hard Is (Not) A Christmas Movie
La la la. Can't hear you! But seriously, this whole scene is priceless. There's the reference itself, obviously. But it also perfectly encompasses how we feel any time this age-old argument rises to the surface once again. And it always does. Without fail this is an argument to be had each Christmas.
At a certain point you just have to pick a way of dealing with those arguments. Do you cover your ears (or eyes, if you're online) and pretend it isn't happening? Or do you dive right in and give it your all? You decide!
6 That Time Of Year
This is a meme that has been circulating for years, and yet it still feels so right. Every year we see it, and every year we agree with it. And then immediately sit down and watch Die Hard once again. Because this meme circulating means it is that time of year.
But in all seriousness, while this is the most common Die Hard meme, it is still one of our favorites. And not just because we love that face Hans Gruber is making. This meme is the embodiment of a sentiment most fans feel.
5 Old Habits & All That
You know that saying, old habits die hard? Yeah, it's true.
And that's a painful fact of life. But at least this meme managed to make that fact a little less painful, and a whole lot funnier. It's so much more fun to think of our habits as stubborn police officers who don't know when to quit.
Okay, that's probably not the best mindset to have. But it sure is a funny one! And thus this meme will forever make us chuckle whenever we see it.
4 Spare Some Change for the Next Die Hard Sequel?
Okay, this meme might be just a wee bit harsh. But any franchise that has gone on beyond the realm of reason deserves a reality slap such as this one. That's the reason why we're finding this meme so funny.
Because really; we can all agree that the first Die Hard movie was and still is amazing. All of its sequels, on the other hand, are up for debate – though starting that argument is likely to get you caught up in a multi-day event. So do be careful.
3 John McClane Vs. Male Pattern Baldness
Ouch. But also, not wrong.
We love Bruce Willis, but you've got to admit that each time the franchise came out with another movie, our leading hero had less hair to work with. There's nothing wrong with that, but it is an unavoidable fact. And it's pretty funny too, especially if you binge the series and watch it happen in rapid time.
2 There Are Two Types of People In the World...
There are those who think Die Hard is a Christmas movie, and those who are wrong. We know, yet another meme talking about the eternal debate of Die Hard. While it happens to be a debate with an obvious conclusion (in our opinion), it's still a debate that happens.
Every. Single. Year.
And so this meme is still relevant. And it will still make us chuckle and cheer. So it's perfect for this time of year.
1 Do You Really Think You Have A Chance?
So this is a meme that we never realized we needed, but man did we ever need this one!
Alan Rickman really made Hans Gruber's character, so we probably should have expected a comparison like this. After all, Snape was another iconic character brought to life by Rickman.
And yet this meme caught us by surprise, and we burst out laughing because of it. This meme is absolutely perfect for Die Hard and Harry Potter fans alike. This is especially true if you're a fan of both. If you aren't already... why?!