Yes, folks, Die Hard is very much indeed a Christmas movie.
So says Bellator MMA women’s flyweight champion Liz Carmouche, anyway. During Wednesday’s Bellator 289 media day, Carmouche was asked for her take on that issue, and to single out her favorite holiday film. The latter wasn’t a movie many traditionalists would side with: Krampus.
The 2015 flick centers on the titular character, a sort of anti-Saint Nick creature who punishes naughty children during the holidays.
“I am not a Christmas movie person. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas, but like the Christmas music, Christmas movies are not really my thing,” Carmouche admitted.
Horror fans will no doubt have her back.
As for Die Hard, Carmouche gave her side of the argument (whether Die Hard qualifies as a Christmas movie has been hotly debated for years now) to Cageside Press.
“Die Hard is absolutely a Christmas movie!” Carmouche exclaimed. “Yes. I totally agree. It may not be the Christmas movie theme that people are looking for, but its set around Christmas, there’s Christmas violence in there. It’s a Christmas movie.”
Liz Carmouche recently told us that a dream of hers is to fight in Japan. It won’t happen this year, however — Carmouche is going to be taking in the Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN card from home.
“I’ll be watching from home for sure. I did my fight camp for the first time away from family, so my wife has an 11-month old and a six-year old at home, and she’s been dealing with both of them for two months as well as our non-profit with all of our dogs and our puppies and every other animal we have there. So I have a lot of payback to do for the past few months, so there’s no way I’m going to be allowed a trip out to Japan.”
Carmouche faces Juliana Velasquez in the Bellator 289 co-main event this Friday, December 9, 2022 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.