From the moment I called the Ewoks, "Gremlins," I have been banished from all things Star Wars in our house.
So, when the family invited me to watch the Star Wars Holiday Special, I thought, sure, why not, it's... Christmas-y?
I regret all 120 minutes of it.
Once described as the "worst two hours of television ever," this holiday special has been locked away underground in a George Lucas vault for a long time. Unfortunately for me, that vault was opened, and the movie was re-released. Now what has been seen cannot be unseen.
In the special, Chewbacca and Han Solo try to get to the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk to celebrate Life Day but are slowed down by an Imperial blockade. Meanwhile, Chewie's family passes the time with various forms of entertainment.
How on earth did George Lucas get all of the characters to sign up for this?!
Will Chewbacca make it to his homeworld to celebrate Life Day? You'll have to watch it for yourself. I had to.
My Christmas wish is that even with the silly storyline, Grade 8 tech level special effects, and all the Wookiee groaning, you can all enjoy this very "special" holiday classic.