The Star Wars Holiday Special

The RRP crew thought there was a low chance of having to review the oft undermined Star Wars Holiday Special. But it turns out someone should have told us the odds.

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In this Episode:

  • 00:04:28 ROUNDTABLE: We play the TV spot for The Star Wars Holiday Special and give an overview of the technical specs of this Star Wars TV film
  • 00:08:01 LIKES: The aspects of this TV special that still hold up today (yes there are a few)
  • 00:21:33 SOCIALIZE: Triva from and feedback on, The Star Wars Holiday Special from our listeners via Facebook Group, Twitter, and Instagram
  • 00:29:53 DISLIKES: Elements of this holiday show that are ironically unholy
  • 00:44:50 FINAL RATING: Tragic (Unanimous)
  • 00:53:22 FEEDBACK & ANNOUNCEMENTS: Show announcements, and how to contact us
  • 01:01:52 YOUNG INDIANA JONES: Ch.11 Oganga, The Giver and Taker of Life

🎬 The Star Wars Holiday Special Technicals, Cast, and Crew

  • Released: Nov 17, 1978
  • Runs: 1hr 37min
  • Rated: TV-PG
  • Directed by: Steve Binder, David Acomba
  • Written by: Rod Warren, Bruce Vilanch
  • With the lead stars being: Mickey Morton, Patty Maloney, Paul Gale
  • And Music composed by: Ian Fraser
  • The Star Wars Holiday Special was made for about 1 million dollars and was the highest budget of a Christmas TV special at that time. It was supposed to go on and be a beloved Christmas special that ran every year on TV - just like Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman, and Charlie Brown. But because of bad reviews, it only aired once.