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Don't miss out on the sound clips! "What can you get a Wookie for Christmas...when he already owns a cooommmb?"


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May. 25th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC)
I HAVE THAT CD!!!!!!!!

But I'm not as tasteless as that statement might make you believe. See, I had that record (like, a real record) when I was a kid and I loved it. Acutally, I think I've still got the record somewhere at my parents house. After I became an adulthood (and no longer had any way to play a record), I really wanted the CD because I found the songs oh so fun (as childhood memories often make things). Eventually it was released and I bought it.

I listen to it each Christmas. I like it! If I'd stumbled across it as an adult, I would have mocked it mercilessly and/or cringed, but because it is tainted with kid memories, it's one of my favorites.

And if you use this information to blackmail me, I will have my vengeance ;-)
May. 25th, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC)
We have listened to this for years on our cassette we had...ooohhhh CD...will have to get for Seeth_Ransome...
May. 25th, 2005 07:26 pm (UTC)
Ah, I just figured out what to do for my flist next Christmas. Rip the CD and share the music :-)
May. 25th, 2005 08:24 pm (UTC)
I have listened to this. I found it online and included it in my Christmas shuffle mix. Upon listening I blanked out for the last 20 minutes and I ate an entire box of mint chip ice cream after, but I did it.

It's not for the fainthearted.
May. 25th, 2005 08:48 pm (UTC)
I thought that George Lucas had exercised his all-powerful death-grip and prohibited all of these (along with the Wookies' Christmas Special VHS) from ever seeing the light of day again.

Ghastly. There is no other word for it.
May. 25th, 2005 09:38 pm (UTC)
I kid you not it is one of my kids favorites...right along with Scrooge...
May. 25th, 2005 10:13 pm (UTC)
Your kids have a twisted sense of taste. ;-P

My kids would probably like it, too.
May. 25th, 2005 10:22 pm (UTC)
I think there must be a serious nostalgia factor involved.

Fer'instance... I myself never watched Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factor as a kid. I read the book an awful lot though.

I finally saw it 3 years ago and was seriously underwhelmed.

So when people rave about it and how great it is and how much they loved it as a kid etc.. I do NOT get it ...and they are agog at me.

"How do you not love this movie?"

"Um...because it stinks?"
May. 25th, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC)
Yes, Nostalgia has been known to overcome a good deal of common sense and tastefulness.
May. 25th, 2005 11:06 pm (UTC)
Your kids would absolutely lover it...especially the bug...he could sing you the What do you get a wookie song...
May. 25th, 2005 09:17 pm (UTC)
At the last 2 comic book conventions I've gone to (Plantet ComicCon in KC) I've seen the dvd of the Star Wars Xmas Special', but never got it. If I go again, I just might..."more Princess Leia singing!" I've never heard this but it's amusing because it's soooo bad *g*
May. 25th, 2005 09:20 pm (UTC)

In case you ever want to get it...hopefully watching this will take the edge off.

And sorry Carrie Fisher...just cuz your mom is The Unsinkable Molly Brown doesn't mean YOU can pull off the lounge singer act.

The whole thing feels like if SNL said, "Hey, let's do a STAR WARS holiday special!" Could Mark Hamill BE wearing any more makeup?

Poor Harrison Ford actually seems to be TRYING! BUA HA HA!!!
May. 25th, 2005 10:18 pm (UTC)
Wow, that was... it was... um... words are failing me. I didn't know there was a Star Wars Christmas special. Now my innocence is lost.

May. 25th, 2005 10:23 pm (UTC)
If it makes you feel better George Lucas is on record for wishing he could delete every file online, round up every floating VHS and DVD and personally torch it all.
May. 25th, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC)
Watching this again just makes me squirm.

I want to believe that this was a parody... like you say, a twisted SNL skit...

But sometimes the sincerity of commercialism makes for far more mindless dreck than any satire could deliberately conjure up.
May. 26th, 2005 02:06 am (UTC)
If you can stand to wade through the tragedy, the animated bit that introduces Boba Fett to the world is pretty cool.
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