The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, James Earl Jones Movie Review

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The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)

At home with the Chewbaccas

Life Day is approaching and as such Chewbacca is in a hurry to return to his home planet, Kashyyyk, so that he can be re-united with his wife, son and also his father. Trouble is the Empire are out searching for Rebels and are questioning all those who might know where Han Solo and Chewbacca are. Whilst Chewbacca tries to make it home we get to see what life is like with the rest of his Wookie family.

I'd read the reviews, I'd seen every single one warning people not to, I thought to myself surely it can't be that bad, nothing can be as bad as some people were saying it was. But I had to do it, I had to see for myself and like those who have gone before me and lifted their jaws off of the floors I have to tell you, don't do it, never track down and watch "The Star Wars Holiday Special" as you will regret it for all eternity. But having said that there is one positive which can be taken from watching this monstrosity and that it changes your attitude towards Episode I, II and III.

Now let's put this simply, the storyline about Chewbacca trying to get home is a weak connection to Star Wars and it means once in a while we see Hans, Luke and so on. But what you get is instead a sitcom episode of "At home with the Chewbaccas" as we see the son winding up his Wookie grandfather, we see him watching some sort of holographic parade and we see Chewbacca's wife following a cooking programme. It is all extremely bad as are the various horrendous cameo sketches from a few guest famous faces. It leaves me wondering two things: how far off their heads the writers were when they came up with this and how did it ever get aired in the first place, it should have been crushed before ever being shown.

What this all boils down to is that "The Star Wars Holiday Special" is every bit as bad as everyone makes out it is and I reckon if you were stoned whilst watching this it would be even worse. So all I can tell you is please, I beg of you, don't watch "The Star Wars Holiday Special" as you will regret it till your dying day.