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Have yourself a merry little Life Day

December 20, 2011 - Nikki Younk
How do you prefer to get into the holiday spirit? Shop for presents? Trim the tree? Bake cookies? Sing Christmas carols?

I greet Christmas in my own special way — by watching the Star Wars Holiday Special.

Just kidding! No one with even an iota of sanity would voluntarily watch this heinous program. If you thought the Star Wars prequels were bad and Jar Jar Binks was the worst character ever created, wait until you behold the hijinks of the Holiday Special.....

-Chewbacca’s son Lumpy! -Luke Skywalker with eyeliner! -Bea Arthur as a cantina matron! -Jefferson Starship as a rock band in space! -Princess Leia singing the Life Day song! -So much more!!

Now, I consider myself to be somewhat of a connoisseur of so-bad-they’re-good movies. You know the type. “The Room.” “Troll 2.” “Cool As Ice.” “Manos: The Hands of Fate.” They’re all laughably bad.

The Star Wars Holiday Special isn’t laughably bad. It’s straight up unwatchable bad. Who thought it would be a good idea to have the wookiee family members talk amongst themselves for the first 10 minutes? They grunt, they snarl, and they yelp without any human translators to let the audience in on the conversation. By the time Luke Skywalker breaks the wookiee monotony, I’m already ready to call it quits.

Watch if you dare, but don’t expect to come out of it unscathed.



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