You're Asking The Wrong Questions About Die Hard
Every year, people who should know better, get into petty squabbles about whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie.
The correct debate topic is if there is a superior quintessential 80s movie.
Has any decade post-80's produced the big-budget one-liner laden violent action movie? Arnold and Bruce owned that space outright.
How about that there were not one but two standard-issue 80s jerk/authority figures?
William (this man has no dick) Atherton
Paul (don't mess with the bull) Gleason
Coupled with a young Alan Rickman and his team of big haired German henchman and you're in for a treat - even if you're not in it for the nostalgia.