Festive Flicks That Thrill

What’s your favorite holiday movie?

Think… think… think… because there’s a prize ahead…

Got it in mind?

Okay, now I’m going to get more specific. Because we all love A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life and Love, Actually and maybe one of the versions of A Christmas Carol. The feel-good classics are hard not to like.

Christmas Lights StringBut as a thriller writer, you know I appreciate a little more action and adventure.
And as a thriller reader, you probably do, too.

So what’s your favorite Christmas/holiday-themed MYSTERY or THRILLER movie?

Snowy Night

I know. Mysteries and thrillers are not exactly what first comes to mind when we think of the holidays. So I’ll give you some ideas below. Any thriller set during the holiday season counts.

You can comment with your favorite – there’s no wrong answer – and we’ll draw one name from the commenters to win a PRIZE!

The prize is… A hot-off-the-press 2015 Diane Capri Calendar with a thrilling quote and seasonal artwork for every month!

Diane Capri Calendar

So comment with a favorite from the ideas below, or one that I forgot, or, if you really don’t care for holiday-themed thrillers at all, that’s okay, too! Just speak your mind for your chance to win.

Die Hard

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Batman ReturnsThe Ice HarvestReindeer Games

So? Which Festive Flick That Thrills do you fancy most?

Comment now for your chance to win the Diane Capri Calendar… and Merry Christmas!

Meanwhile —

Caffeinate and Carry On!

Diane Capri

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36 Responses to Festive Flicks That Thrill

  1. Roger Fauble December 25, 2014 at 9:28 am #

    Reindeer Games, any movie with Ben Affleck & Gary Sinese has to be in play!

    • Diane Capri December 26, 2014 at 11:16 am #

      I liked that one, too, Roger. Good choice!

  2. Lynette M Burrows December 25, 2014 at 10:18 am #

    Lethal Weapon with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.

    • Diane Capri December 26, 2014 at 11:17 am #

      Loved that duo, Lynette!

  3. Mary Jane Vozel December 25, 2014 at 10:27 am #

    Gotta love some Bruce Willis!!!

    • Diane Capri December 26, 2014 at 11:17 am #

      I’ve been a fan since the Moonlighting days, Mary Jane. You, too?

  4. Barbara Tobey December 25, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

    Die Hard

    • Diane Capri December 26, 2014 at 11:18 am #

      One of my favorites, Barbara. Years ago, I met the author of the Die Hard series, who has now passed. His name was Walter Wager and a more thoughtful guy would be hard to find. He’d be so pleased that you and millions of others enjoy his work.

  5. Mary Jane S. Vozel December 25, 2014 at 1:20 pm #

    After reviewing all of the above movies you suggested, I can’t just pick Bruce Willis, I want to watch them all!

    • Diane Capri December 26, 2014 at 11:19 am #

      Me, too! Come on over and we’ll have a movie marathon!

  6. Barbara Gordon December 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

    I love me some Bruce Willis, but you just can’t pick one, they are all great.

    • Diane Capri December 26, 2014 at 11:19 am #

      You are so right!

    • Diane December 26, 2014 at 10:21 pm #

      Barbara Gordon, you are our winner of the free calendar!!! Check your email 🙂

  7. Rosemary Simm December 25, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

    High Crimes is a good one.

    • Diane Capri December 26, 2014 at 11:20 am #

      I liked that one, too, Rosemary. Thanks for commenting!

  8. Barbara Hawk December 25, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

    I love Die Hard! I also love Gremlins! Merry Christmas!

    • Diane Capri December 26, 2014 at 11:20 am #

      Hmmmmm…Gremlins and Die Hard. Wonder what they have in common? 😉

  9. Kai W. December 25, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

    Die Hard is a can’t miss. I have been following Die Hard with each new movie especially when I thought the fourth movie was the last of the series.

    • Diane Capri December 26, 2014 at 11:20 am #

      Great series, Kai. I agree! Thanks for commenting!

  10. Debbie Warila December 25, 2014 at 6:01 pm #

    I would have to go with “Die Hard.”

    • Diane Capri December 26, 2014 at 11:21 am #

      Thanks, Debbie. Hope you had a great Christmas!

  11. Barbara D'Elia December 25, 2014 at 8:28 pm #

    Reindeer Games

    • Diane Capri December 26, 2014 at 11:21 am #

      Good choice, Barbara!

  12. Diane G December 25, 2014 at 8:35 pm #

    Die Hard. My favorite part (one of) is when he takes his shoes off. The real fun begins! I love all of the Die Hard movies 🙂

    • Diane Capri December 26, 2014 at 11:22 am #

      Do you think Bruce Willis has stinky feet? LOL!! Good trivia question for some day! Thanks for commenting, Diane!

  13. BookLady December 25, 2014 at 9:59 pm #

    Die Hard and Gremlins are my favorites.

    • Diane Capri December 26, 2014 at 11:22 am #

      There seems to be a groundswell of support for those two, BookLady!

  14. Shannon Cole December 26, 2014 at 1:01 am #

    So many great Christmas movies. I don’t know to many thrillers but here’s a few favorites…
    Bad Santa
    The Nightmare Before Christmas
    Die Hard
    Batman Returns
    Love Actually

    Happy Holidays!!!

    • Diane Capri December 26, 2014 at 11:23 am #

      Merry Christmas to you, too, Shannon — and thanks for commenting! Good to see you here!

  15. Marcia Berbeza December 26, 2014 at 3:16 am #

    I love both Die Hard (1 & 2) took place at Xmas, and the Lethal Weapon movies!

    • Diane Capri December 26, 2014 at 11:23 am #

      You’re not alone in those favorites, Marcia. Thanks for commenting!

  16. Gerald M Brown December 26, 2014 at 9:20 am #

    Die Hard — it lives on — shown throughout the year and at Christmas time — even if you don’t have time to watch the whole movie (for the 15th time), you can always enjoy catching a piece of it……

    I also like a “Long Kiss Goodnight”…. Christmas time setting , and it too lives on ….. and same as Die Hard, if not enough time to watch it again, you can always enjoy catching a piece of it…..

    • Diane Capri December 26, 2014 at 11:24 am #

      I haven’t watched “Long Kiss Goodnight” in years, Gerald. Thanks for the reminder. And thanks for commenting!

  17. Crystal December 26, 2014 at 12:25 pm #

    I loved the first two Die Hard movies. Reindeer Games was good. I’ve never seen Ice Harvest. Obviously, I need to fix that.

  18. Karen Mayers December 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm #

    My absolutely favorite Christmas movie is Lady and the Tramp. The thrilling mysterious part is, will those darn cats get what is coming to them and will the Tramp be saved from the dog catchers?!
    Happy Holidays!

  19. Lori R December 28, 2014 at 11:22 am #

    The NIghtmare Before Christmas is my favorite with Die Hard coming in second place.

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