The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special (2022) Poster

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Sex & Nudity

  • No nudity is present in this special.
  • No sex is present in this.
  • A reference to Mrs Claus "working the pole".

Violence & Gore

  • An action scene where Drax and Mantis deals with the police has no gore but minor scratches on 2 officers. This is the only action scene in the entire special.
  • A character jumps off a building (not high up) then slides down a hedge and lands on the floor but gets up straight away.
  • A character is shot multiple times but isn't shown to be injured as it tickles him. No blood is shown.
  • A character tips over a police car with officers in they are shown to be alive afterwards. No blood is shown.
  • A dog gives someone an alien creature for Christmas from its mouth and it's shown to be dead after.


  • Use of "blimey"
  • Use of "piss"
  • A character is called a "Stupid mutt"
  • Use of "shit"
  • A use of p*ss and sh*t.
  • 1 use of shit, crap, screw and piss 2 uses of suck 3 uses of damn
  • Mild

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Alcohol is drunk many times when Drax and Mantis visits a bar. This is one out of two instance of alcohol and no drugs nor smoking are present in this special.
  • Around 30 minutes in a character is seen drinking alcohol out of a bottle.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The scene where Mantis and Drax captures Kevin Bacon is mainly meant to be comedic, but this may frighten some viewers who are scared of being chased.
  • Quill's backstory can be upsetting to some but overall this is very heartfelt.


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Violence & Gore

  • Drax chucks Mantis over Kevin Bacon's gate and it's shown to give her a bit of pain afterwards as she says "Ouch" but gets up fine after.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • At the start there is an animated sequence showing Quill's past of him as a child celebrating Christmas. Yondu comes and ruins Christmas as he doesn't understand it. Yondu then destroys a Christmas tree. This can be upsetting for some.

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