Yippee Ki Yay, Santa Claus!

Die Hard, Christmas movies, Christmas, Yippee Ki Yay, poem, humor, Modern Philosopher‘Twas the night

Before Christmas

At The House

On the Hill,

And I was watching

A movie

Packed with

Action and thrills.

A Christmas classic

So witty and quick,

Yet nary a mention

Of Jolly St. Nick.

My most favorite line

For which I’m a sucker

Is John McClane’s saying

“Yippee ki yay, mother@#$%^&!”

Of course,

I’m talking about

Die Hard.

Just because

It’s jam packed

With violence and

Other activities

That would land

Anyone on

The Naughty List,

Doesn’t mean

That it’s not

A Christmas flick.

Would you be

More open

To the idea

If the title had been

Something more seasonal like

Die Hard: Office Christmas Party,

Not So Silent Night At Nakatomi Plaza,

Or Secret Santa’s Got A Gun?

Christmas movies

Have the common threads

Of giving us hope,

Making us laugh,

And leaving us longing

To be with loved ones

On Christmas morning.

Die Hard

Has all those things,

And just throws in guns,

Murder, explosions, terrorism,

Hostage taking, and robbery

To give it a little edge.

Sure, I still love

It’s A Wonderful Life,

A Christmas Story,

And Love Actually,

But give me

A barefoot,

Gun toting,


John McClane

Any Christmas Eve.

Yippee Ki Yay,

Santa Claus!

Welcome to the party, pal!

Merry Christmas to you all!

Even if you don’t think Die Hard is a Christmas classic, you can still follow me on Pinterest…

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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7 Responses to Yippee Ki Yay, Santa Claus!

  1. jan says:

    It’s a trip alright! Happy Christmas! I hope it brings some magical surprises.

  2. Louise says:

    yessiree john mc clane every time. it was on 2 days ago with the other 2 movie follow ups. so was spoiled for whole night. its xmas day here and 32 c. keep up the good work austin.

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