Naughty & Nice Christmas Film List
Star Wars Holiday Special
Star Wars Holiday Special a made for TV Movie, which only aired once on November 17, 1978 on CTV in Canada an hour before it aired on CBS in America. In the Star Wars Galaxy there holiday is Life Day. Directed by Steve Binder & David Acomba with Mark Hamill as Luke Skywaker, Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa, Darth Vader voiced by James Earl Jones and his first credit as Vader. We also see a cartoon introducing Boba Fett. Produced By NelVana Studios in Toronto, who later would go on to produce, the Saturday morning Droids & Ewoks. Star Wars Holiday Special is considered one of the most hated films of all time. But if you sat throw Jar Jar Binks you can sit through anything.
This film was never released on video, word is that George Lucas wanted buy all the master tapes. So there were only bootlegs that were video taped when it aired. I happen to have boughten a copy a few years back from a comic book shop. It's so bad it's good, I try to get threw it every few years. The best part is the Bea Arthur song Good Night But Not Goodbye.
The podcast How Did This Get Made with Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael , Jason Mantzoukas with special guest Matt Gourley & Eden Sher. Posted an December 25 2015
The film was shot in Burbank, California
Kenner made prototypes action figers but due to the bad reception they cancelled production.