1. Die Hard *
In many homes, watching Die Hard has replaced gathering by the yule log. This is director John McTiernan’s opus, and it changed the paradigm of what sort of person could be an action hero. Plus it starts off with Run DMC.
* Yes, we're including Die Hard 2 in this.
Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor, and can be found on Twitter. He’ll be watching Die Hard on the eighth night of Hanukkah this year, as always.