Star Wars: The Holiday Special Review

StarWarsHSThe Star Wars Holiday Special is a 1978 American television film set in the Star Wars galaxy. If you have never heard of it, don’t worry. You are not alone. This “holiday special” was (probably deliberately) buried after it aired back in ’78 and finding a copy of it today is no easy task. While some may call it a “Christmas special”, it was actually about the Wookiee holiday of Life Day. The premise was good but the actual execution… well, we will leave you to form your own opinions on it but since it’s not so easy to just see the film, I want to share with you a great review done by the Nostalgia Critic. If you’re not familiar with NC, well… that’s just an additional treat for you.

Check out the video to see all you need to know about this holiday special and find some movie credits below.

So there we have it! It’s pretty easy to see why they tried to bury this one. I am a HUGE Star Wars fan but this… this was just sad.

Written by
  • Pat Proft
  • Leonard Ripps
  • Bruce Vilanch
  • Rod Warren
  • Mitzie Welch
Directed by
  • Steve Binder
  • David Acomba (uncredited)
Composer(s)John Williams
(Star Wars theme)
Ian Fraser (score)
Ken Welch (songs)
Mitzie Welch (songs)
  • Gary Smith
  • Dwight Hemion
  • Joe Layton
  • Jeff Starsh
  • Ken Welch
  • Mitzie Welch
Running time97 minutes
  • Smith-Dwight HemionProductions
  • Winters Hollywood Entertainment Holdings Corporation
  • 20th Century Fox Television

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Lisa Clark

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.