Star Wars: Holiday Special Reviews

December 25, 2019
You will curse god for this show's mere existence.
December 21, 2019
The Star Wars Holiday Special is a work of such baffling insanity that every Star Wars fan deserves to watch it once - but probably only once.
August 2, 2019
Worst of all are some musical numbers that in most cases we simply do not know why they were included. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 30, 2019
Singing Wookiees wearing Snuggies? Harvey Korman cooking in drag? Jefferson Starship hologram jam band? Why this infamous TV special is so bad it's great.
December 20, 2018
Although Pandora's Box is best left unopened, it's impossible to deny the curiosity impulse. Just be warned that it's worse than you can imagine.
February 5, 2018
Words have not been invented to describe how bad it is.
February 5, 2018
The whole thing is so comically inept, I'm looking forward to James Franco making a movie about its production.
June 5, 2016
Calling The Star Wars Holiday Special a uniquely repulsive failure of the filmmaker's art is an unearned compliment.
October 3, 2015
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.
August 13, 2008
[It] makes us smile, but only because we are laughing at the utter horror. We laugh to avoid the pain.
August 13, 2008
Yes, it was that unprecedented. Yes, it was that bad.
July 7, 2007
So astounding in its lack of anything that could be considered reasonably watchable that it achieves something of an unintended, surrealist nightmare vision.
May 16, 2005
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.'
November 25, 2003
Art Carney and Bea Arthur versus Darth Vader? This galaxy isn't far, far away enough!