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The Star Wars Holiday Special (TV Movie 1978) Poster

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Referenced in 

Christmas in South Park (2000) (Video)
The News update "frizzies at 11" etc. are taken from the commercial breaks in bootleg copies of the Holiday special.
Undergrads: Jerks (2001) (TV Episode)
Gimpy's ill-fated vinyl soundtrack
Star Wars: Clone Wars: Chapter 1 (2003) (TV Episode)
C-3PO's eyes animated to pay homage to the animation style of Nelvana in this special.
The Venture Bros.: A Very Venture Christmas (2004) (TV Episode)
Orpheous talks about how he doesnt believe in christmas, and says something along the lines of "I liken it to Kwanza, or the Wookie's Life Day" (Life Day is the holiday from the star wars holiday special)
Chasing Christmas (2005) (TV Movie)
Present watches it on TV in the bar during the 1978 sequence.
Dorks & Damsels (2007)
mentioned by Astropia employee
Robot Astronomy Talk Show: Gravity and the Great Attractor (2009) (TV Episode)
Robots are celebrating Life Day, and George Takei kids Mark Hamill about Life Day in the post-credits gag.
Nostalgia Critic: Return of the Christmas Specials (2009) (TV Episode)
Is mentioned as the Critic dreads having to review it next time
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Mandalore Plot (2010) (TV Episode)
The elongated Mandalorian helmets are based on Boba Fett's appearance in the Holiday Special
Nostalgia Critic: Rocky IV (2010) (TV Episode)
Scene of Bea Arthur singing is inserted into a montage
The Colbert Report: Bill Moyers (2012) (TV Episode)
Colbert makes joke about the Holiday Special
Midnight Screenings: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D/Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) (TV Episode)
Brad says he'd rather watch this than the prequels.
Saturday Morning RPG (2012) (Video Game)
Players can fight enemies called "The Frizzies" if they play the game at eleven, in reference to news bumpers aired during the Star Wars Christmas Special.
Futurama: Zapp Dingbat (2012) (TV Episode)
The musicians recreate Lumpy's dancing hologram.
The Blockbuster Buster: ERod vs. Episode I, Vol. 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
this "represents Star Wars better than you."
Obscurus Lupa Presents: A Special Sesame Street Christmas (2012) (TV Episode)
mentions that this aired on the same year and same network as A Special Sesame Street Christmas.
The Cinema Snob: Debbie Does Dallas (2013) (TV Episode)
"If her eyes were any wider, she could be Princess Leia in 'The Star Wars Holiday Special'".
The Spoony Experiment: Atop the Fourth Wall: Star Wars #1-#7 (2013) (TV Episode)
He says he likes this too
Atop the Fourth Wall: Comic Book Quickies #1 (2013) (TV Episode)
mentions the Jefferson Starship musical number
Hollywood Ramblings Holiday Special (2013) (Video)
review of the tv special
Atop the Fourth Wall: Doctor Who Classic Comics #15 (2013) (TV Episode)
"And I've seen a Christmas special featuring Wookiees watching porn, little people dancing, and watching cartoons about their relatives."
King of the Nerds: Nerds to the Rescue (2014) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions and spells the planet the wookies live on, Kashyyyk, in this movie
Anime Abandon: Love Hina Spring Movie (2014) (TV Episode)
"Love Hina's popularity is more inexplicable than Boba Fett's."
The Cinema Snob: To Catch a Yeti (2014) (TV Episode)
"The more like I look at Hank, the more I think Chewbacca's dad should've been given a spin-off movie."
The Big Bang Theory: The Proton Transmogrification (2014) (TV Episode)
Howard tells Penny that Wookiee Life Day is akin to Christmas in the "Star Wars" universe.
The Cinema Snob: Hercules (2014) (TV Episode)
"I feel the grandpa from the Star Wars Holiday Special should be watching this on a virtual reality machine."

Features 

Featured in 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode dated 7 February 2006 (2006) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during Harrison Ford's interview.
Bring Back... Star Wars (2008) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
Nostalgia Critic: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2009) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Ernest Saves Christmas (2009) (TV Episode)
"Stir, whip, stir, whip" plays in comparison to Chuck and Bobby saying, "E, F, E, F," over and over.
The People vs. George Lucas (2010)
Footage shown.
25 Most Hilarious Holiday TV Moments (2010) (TV Movie)
The "Star Wars" Holiday Special is #11.
Nostalgia Critic: The Wiz (2012) (TV Episode)
"Stir, whip, stir, whip" is recalled.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (2013) (TV Episode)
The Jefferson Starship video is recalled
DVD-R Hell: Return of the Ewok (2013) (TV Episode)
"It's a bit less embarrassing and shorter than the Holiday Special."
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Culling: Teen Titans #9 (2013) (TV Episode)
cliff of the Rifftrax for this special
Nostalgia Critic: Ghost Rider (2014) (TV Episode)
"I had an easier time understanding the Wookiees from the Star Wars Christmas Special."

Spoofed in 

South Park: Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics (1999) (TV Episode)
The constant clips of a news reader saying "Fighting the Frizzies at 11" and then him fighting a "Frizzie" at the end is spoofing the news clip on the bootleg (and only) copy of this TV special.
Community: Regional Holiday Music (2011) (TV Episode)
Abed watches the "Dr. Spacetime Holiday Special," which has become rare since it was so critically reviled.

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