Jane’s visiting her sister. I have sole possession of the remote control. The sound bar is cranked up, and yes, it’s time for the Christmas movie to beat all Christmas movies.
I was fifteen when it came out in 1988. It was rated 18 and I remember practising my line for the ticket office if they questioned my age. I trembled up the steps of the entrance to the cinema, and when she asked, I told the woman behind the counter that I was born in 1963.
Yeah, I’m not great with numbers.
Miraculously, she let me in, and Die Hard will forever remain the first movie I snuck in to see illegally. I’m not sure it was illegal, per se, but I was very impressed by the movie and it remains a firm favourite to this day.
I realised just how impressed I had been when I watched Die Hard last Christmas. During my teaching career kids always asked me why I wore my watch backwards, i.e. with the face facing in to my body. I said I had always done it.
Then I saw Die Hard last year and realised when I turned my watch backwards.
Of course, there’s something about action heroes and their watches in violent movies – John Wick wears his watch the same way.
And with that, it’s time to pop some Christmas popcorn!
And… coming soon! Part 2 of Yule at Aurora Station! Grab Part 1 for FREE here!