Star Wars: Holiday Special
Star Wars: Holiday Special (1978)

Chewie and Han Solo are trying to get home to Chewie's family, so they can celebrate Lifeday.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 17, 1978
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gail Williams
Hollywood Reporter

If the prospect of a two-hour Star Wars Holiday Special conjured up visions of "May the force be with you" repeated ad nauseam in your head, this show on CBS was a welcome surprise.

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[It] makes us smile, but only because we are laughing at the utter horror. We laugh to avoid the pain.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

Art Carney and Bea Arthur versus Darth Vader? This galaxy isn't far, far away enough!

Daniel Kraus

Yes, it was that unprecedented. Yes, it was that bad.

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Rob Humanick
House Next Door

So astounding in its lack of anything that could be considered reasonably watchable that it achieves something of an unintended, surrealist nightmare vision.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Calling The Star Wars Holiday Special a uniquely repulsive failure of the filmmaker's art is an unearned compliment.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

One can imagine Lucas practicing his Jedi mind tricks: 'This isn't the holiday special you're looking for. You don't need to see this bootleg VHS.'

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Flixster Audience Score: 19% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Having nothing to do in essence with the Star Wars franchise, this special ran on CBS in 1978, a year after A New Hope first hit theaters. What ensued in this… More
Conner Rainwater
Besides the amazing first appearance of Boba Fett, this is a complete joke and I can see exactly why George Lucas refuses to release this. It is corny and… More
Aj V
Don't hate it, just enjoy it, sure it's not an epic adventure or anything, but it's something enjoyable to watch on Christmas break when… More
JY Skacto
So this is the <i>Star Wars: Holiday Special</i>. Well, there is nothing special about this thing except that it is a special piece of crap.… More
Luke Baldock
For years I've heard rumors of this terrifyingly bad shit stain. It's worse. Much worse. The biggest problem is how confusing it all is. What was the… More
Jason Spencer
This thing is horrible. It's the most low budget thing in the world. The only saving grace is the cartoon in it that shows us Bobba Fett for the first… More