The Star Wars Holiday Special: The Commentary Track
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars did a holiday special. It was the worst idea in the history of the franchise, often called the worst Christmas special ever made, and sometimes called the worst thing ever produced by the human race. It is “The Star Wars Holiday Special,” and it’s been buried by George Lucas, never officially released in any format. But that won’t stop William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold from recording a free downloadable commentary track to “The Star Wars Holiday Special” on The B-Movies Podcast.
Bibbs, Witney and Christmas movie expert Alonso Duralde of The Wrap and Linoleum Knife (the author of the indispensable holiday tome Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas) all strap in to explain exactly how “The Star Wars Holiday Special” came into existence and what happened to the poor bastards involved. There will be pain.
Also on this very special Christmas episode, Bibbs, Witney and Alonso reveal their favorite Christmas specials, Christmas episodes of popular shows and their picks for the best A Christmas Carol movie ever made. And yes, it opens with a singalong.
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What X-rated quip to Bea Arthur belt out in “The Star Wars Holiday Special?” You’ll find out in The Star Wars Holiday Special: The B-Movies Podcast Commentary Track. Follow the show on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast, follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold, and follow Alonso Duralde at @ADuralde. And don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes for free weekly movie news, reviews, exclusive interviews and more downloadable commentary tracks!