Have a Very Star Wars Holiday

BB pal Bonnie Burton of Lucasfilm and all things Star Wars says, "If Boing Boing readers want to see a REALLY retro Wookiee family photo, check out the Star Wars Holiday Special which aired once 30 years ago -- just in time for the holidays. Great stuff about the Holiday Special here too: link one, link two. The Bantha toy that Lumpy (Chewbacca's son) plays with in the Holiday Special inspired me to do this craft!"


  1. If you do intend to suffer yourself through this, why do it alone? I LOLed muchly with the Rifftrax crew.

    //I’m just a fan, not a shill.
    //Seriously, their Riff is worth the $4.

  2. While the rifftrax are worth every penny…I have about 15 or so at this point…their Star Wars Holiday special version is currently available on google videos.

    Check it out here…

    Great stuff…

    BTW, Rifftrax is the Mystery Science Theater 3000 guys…still at the top of their game.

  3. Wookie ookie is still one of the creepiest things I’ve ever seen on public airwaves. And the content was just implied.

  4. I have a horribly-quality pirate VHS copy of the special. I started watching it the other night and just couldn’t make it past the first ten minutes. Really horribly painful.

    I think rifftrax is the way to go.

  5. I take it none of these links are to a pirate copy? I mean, boing boing IS law abiding normally (until desent is made a crime in UK/USA/CAN).

    a friend told me there is a website established to pass around a DVD iso that was made off of a studio quality betamax tape just this year with two versions one without comercials and one with! Its free of charge too. I havent gotten around to finding that page but I am sure its googleable..

  6. Here’s something I spotted the other day and totally meant to share with BB.. Now seems a perfect opportunity.

    In Bristol, there is a place called Wookey Hole (it’s a cave system), Hah! And if that wasn’t funny enough, this year they are hosting Santa Land in it, as in “Come see Santa, deep in Wooky Hole”, ok I made that up – but that’s what my mind leapt to.

    I chuckled about it for days.. any of the locals I asked about it didn’t seem to enjoy the joke as much as me, even when I pointed out the Star Wars reference and the resulting innuendo..

    Some people, eh? Psshh.

    Anyway, WOOKEY HOLE! :)


  7. Stefan Jones @10, there is one good thing about the Holiday Special — the cartoon, with Boba Fett. Just fast-forward through the tape till you get to animation.

  8. I sadly, still know the lyrics to “What do you get a Wookie for Christmas when he already owns a comb?”

  9. There’s a recent (web-only?) Vanity Fair piece about the Star Wars Holiday Special, “The Han Solo Comedy Hour!“, that might be of interest to some; here’s an hilarious quote:

    While flipping through a book of production stills, Vilanch says, the Star Wars creator came across a particularly provocative-looking creature. “Lucas, who had been pretty stolid the whole time, turned to me and said: ‘Oh yes, we call him Cuntface.’

    And that’s what it looked like, actually. I noticed in a later movie”—Return of the Jedi—“that Lucas had, like, a huge vagina in the desert that sucked things in. So, I think this is one of his leitmotifs.”

  10. Hugh Lilly@21

    There’s a recent (web-only?) Vanity Fair piece about the Star Wars Holiday Special, “The Han Solo Comedy Hour!”

    Excellent link – thank you.

  11. If it hasn’t been linked to already, here’s the whole thing.. with original ads and News Break!
    News stories include Neutron Bombs “that’s the bomb that kills people, but leaves buildings standing”, CIA agents, Blizzards and Falling Birth Rates! Appropriate, kid friendly programming – as ever!

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