The Star Wars Holiday Special (TV Movie 1978) Poster


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Referenced in 

Star Trek: Voyager: Counterpoint (1998) (TV Episode)
The Devore Inspector is named Kashyyk, after the Wookiee planet.
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)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
The art department referred to the special for the design of Kashyyyk.
Chasing Christmas (2005) (TV Movie)
Present watches it on TV in the bar during the 1978 sequence.
'Weird Al' Yankovic: White & Nerdy (2006) (Video)
Al pays for a bootleg copy
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.
The Best of RiffTrax Shorts: Volume One (2009) (Video)
"Everybody helps on Arbor Day." Unless Arbor Day and Life Day happen to coincide, then, you know, Chewbacca's out.
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."
Movie Nights: 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.
Good Bad Flicks: We Wish You a Turtle Christmas (2012) (TV Episode)
Best of the Worst: The Killer Eye, They Bite, and Xtro (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
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 Wookiees 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.
Best of the Worst: Ninja Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
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."
Nostalgia Critic: A Christmas Story 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
"The Star Wars Holiday Special 2?"
I Hate Everything: the Search for the Worst: Baby Geniuses (2015) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown.
Ashens: Galaxy Wars - Bootleg Star Wars Figures (2016) (TV Episode)
Boba Fett is referenced with Bob The Fett.
The Cinema Snob: The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2016) (TV Episode)
"Somewhere, Itchy from the Star Wars Holiday Special is masturbating hardcore to this."
I Hate Everything: the Search for the Worst: Laserblast (2016) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.21 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Carrie-oke" category
The Star Wars After Show: The 20th Anniversary of StarWars.Com! (2016) (TV Episode)
Pete mentions working on a special starwars.com feature about the Holiday Special
Honest Trailers: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
The Goldbergs: Han Ukkah Solo (2016) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned.
PWN: Best of 2016: PWN #12 (2017) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Cry Wilderness (2017) (TV Episode)
"Chewie, is that you? Is it Life Day already?"
Nostalgia Critic: The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2017) (TV Episode)
(about Harvey Korman) "As you can see, he never recovered from"
Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.123 (2017) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
The Cinema Snob: Dancin': It's On! (2017) (TV Episode)
What director David Winters is known for.
The Cinema Snob: My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) (TV Episode)
"Ah. It's Tony Randall. Making up for missing the auditions for..."
Supergirl: Reign (2017) (TV Episode)
M'yrnn says that Christmas reminds him of the Martian holiday Life Day. Winn mistakenly believes that he is referring to the Wookiee holiday of the same name from The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978). Winn also mentions that Princess Leia sang a song to the tune of the "Star Wars" theme tune.
PWN: Just the Worst Movies - PWN #16 (2017) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned, Poster is shown
The Goldbergs: Adam Spielberg (2018) (TV Episode)
"Star Wars Christmas Special" is one of the bootleg videotapes Johnny Atkins has in his locker.
Sardonicast: Sardonicast #13: Quinton Reviews, Happiness (2018) (TV Episode)
The four joke that this is one of the better Star Wars movies.
Star Wars: Detours (2019) (TV Series)
George Lucas says it is the Holiday Special all over again.

Featured in 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #13.93 (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."
Best of the Worst: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2014) (TV Episode)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, DVD and footage of this movie are shown.
AniMat's Reviews: Strange Magic (2015) (TV Episode)
AniMat recalls that George Lucas also provided this holiday special. Clip shown.
I Hate Everything: the Search for the Worst: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2015) (TV Episode)
This is a review of the film
Nostalgia Critic: The Ewoks Cartoon (2015) (TV Episode)
recalls the Empire trying to shut down Bea Arthur's cantina
The Cinema Snob: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2015) (TV Episode)
special is reviewed
One Hit Wonderland: Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band by Meco (2015) (TV Episode)
Todd mentions this special and clips are shown.
Hilariocity Review: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2015) (TV Episode)
The movie is reviewed.
Nostalgia Critic: When Are Critics Wrong? (2016) (TV Episode)
Critic lip synchs to Leia's song
PWN: The Star Wars Holiday Special: PWN #11 (2016) (TV Episode)
Film is watched and discussed, Clips are shown
PhantomStrider: Top 10 Worst Movies of all Time (2017) (TV Episode)
The movie is ranked number 9
Nostalgia Critic: The WEIRDEST Jack and the Beanstalk (2017) (TV Episode)
"I haven't been so happy NOT to have subtitles since"
Tamara's Never Seen: Star Wars Holiday Special (2017) (TV Episode)
Tamara has never seen the movie until now
Atop the Fourth Wall: Steam Wars Holiday Special (2017) (TV Episode)
Linkara recaps the special for the two people who never heard of it
The Chronic Rift: Let's Take it From the Top (2018) (TV Episode)
Featured in the 2018 anniversaries
Honest Trailers: Honest Trailers (Written by a Robot) (2018) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown

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.
The Simpsons: I Won't Be Home for Christmas (2014) (TV Episode)
"Cosmic Wars Holiday Special"
The Hypothetical Star Wars Holiday Special (2015) (Video)
Plot spoofed
Nostalgia Critic: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) (TV Episode)
many references and scenes poke fun at this horrific special

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