It wouldn’t quite feel like the holidays without a Monday Afternoon Movie holiday special. For that special, why not cover the infamous pinnacle of all holiday variety shows, The Star Wars Holiday Special?! The whole crew is begrudgingly and contractually back to bring a truly forgettable viewing experience to your late 1970’s television sets. Mark Hamill is here as Luke Skywalker, Harrison Ford is back as Han Solo, and everyone’s favorite space Mom Carrie Fisher is back as Princess Leia Organa. Unfortunately, they are not the main characters in any way. That title would belong to Lumpy & Itchy, the family of Chewbacca, who spend large portions of the movie grunting away  about Life Day without the assisitance of subtitles. Then, just for fun, toss in a bevy of celebrity guests like Bea Arthur, Harvey Korman, Art Carney, Dihann Carroll, and Jefferson Starship. If you’re a Star Wars fan and you’ve never seen it, you really should at least once… okay, maybe not.

Happy holidays (and Life Day!) from Sam Pancake and everyone at Monday Afternoon Movie & TableCakes! We hope that you got to spend some time away from work and with your loved ones.

Don’t miss next week’s part 2 with the ICONIC Bruce Vilanch!

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Outro Song from “Christmas in the Stars” album

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Luke Skywalker making a face that could only describe all of our feelings at watching the Star Wars Christmas Special