I can’t imagine why this never caught on

Tired of the umpteenth showing of “White Christmas” on AMC?  Well, then, let’s revisit a classic Christmas special that was truly “special”: the “Star Wars Holiday Special” from 1978, which featured Carrie Fisher warbling that memorable holiday carol, “Happy Life Day.”  This show aired only once; while George Lucas wasn’t involved in the production, he reportedly told a “Star Wars” convention in Australia — quote — “”If I had the time and a sledgehammer, I would track down every copy of that show and smash it.”

Happy Life Day!

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UPDATE: Speaking of “Star Wars,” check out The Anchoress for a funny send-up of a familiar Christmas song.

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  1. It is no worse than the three ‘prequels’ George did write, direct and ruin. In fact, if I had time and a sledgehammer, I would do away with those monstrosities!

  2. That was TERRIBLE. What’s the deal with ‘Life Day’?

  3. deaconnecessary says:

    I remember when this first aired. I was a young teen who loved Star Wars, and was anxiously awaiting the Empire Strikes Back. I was exited about the opportunity of seeing the movie cast all together in costume! I waited with baited breath for the show to air on that Friday night in November of ’78. I couldn’t wait to see the new character that would be introduced to the franchise (first appearance of Bobba Fett in an animated segment)
    Then I saw it. Boy was I disappointed. It was bad. Really bad. Even us nerds have our standards.

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