Another Star Wars Christmas
by Perry Michael Simon on December 24, 2012
Christmas? Then, this:
Yep, it’s time once again to see how far you can make it through the Star Wars Holiday Special. R2-D2 as R2-D2! Introducing Chewbacca’s family! Bea Arthur! Art Carney! Diahann Carroll! Jefferson Starship! And Harvey Freakin’ Korman! I never make it very far into it. And I own an original (but very worn) vinyl copy of the infamous Star Wars Christmas Album (with the very young John Bongiovi, later to be THE Jon Bon Jovi, singing on “R2-D2 We Wish You A Merry Christmas”). At least, I think I still have it in my vinyl collection. I haven’t looked lately.
Of course, Rifftrax has done a fine job riffing on this one, as demonstrated by this excerpt featuring Bea Arthur:
Or you can watch AlNicklesFilms’ LEGO Star Wars Christmas Special 2012, a holiday edition of “At Home with the Skywalkers,” in which Luke makes like Ralphie in A Christmas Story and asks Santa for a double-bladed light saber:
I think they missed a bet here by leaving out some Jean Shepherd-style narration. Meanwhile, I didn’t see Blobstudios, which has been doing LEGO Star Wars Christmas Specials for a few years, having one this year. This was last year’s:
And with that… Merry Christmas.