On November 17, 1978 a new vision of Star Wars was introduced that many people have only heard about. The hour-long Star Wars special that George Lucas personally wants to hunt down and destroy was aired, and the Star Wars Holiday Special was born.
Star Wars fans know about this curiosity and the hilarious legacy it has of Lucas trying to forget it ever happened. It’s never been officially released, and now only exists in bootleg form that YouTube likes to remove whenever someone posts it. Thankfully, DailyMotion doesn’t tend to yank things down as much and there’s a full version of the special up there. It’s not the best quality, but does that really matter with the Holiday Special?
As today is Christmas, here’s the special in it’s entirety. Enjoy: