Author adds ‘Love Actually,’ ‘Die Hard’ to list of holiday-film classics

New book offers seasonal alternatives to longtime favourites such as ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’

What constitutes as a Christmas classic?

A new book by author Jeremy Arnold offers seasonal alternatives to longtime favorites such as It’s a Wonderful Life, including the long-debated action-movie Die Hard.

“I really hope people will take a chance and seek out some of the lesser-known films in there, and also just rethink what the definition of a Christmas movie could really be.”

The Associated Press

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