Forty-two years to the day, the Star Wars Holiday Special is back through Disney+! It probably won’t be as star-studded as the one released back in 1978 (which featured almost the entirety of the cast from A New Hope), but it’ll have its own studs nonetheless, since this time it’ll be made out of LEGO.
It will premiere on November 17 on Disney’s 9-month old the streaming platform, a day when some commemorate National Hiking Day, National Homemade Bread Day, or National Baklava Day, but that in a galaxy far, far away seems to coincide with Life Day (at least every 42 years), a Wookiee holiday celebrated by the inhabitants of their home planet of Kashyyyk. And as in 1978, the Special’s plot will revolve around Chewbacca flying home to celebrate the holiday with his own. With Han Solo out of the picture, this time it’ll be up to Rey, Finn, Poe, and Rose to help Chewie out.
It’ll be set after The Rise of Skywalker, and in the spirit of A Christmas Carol (another holiday-related story), we’ll get to see our main cast interacting with both past, present, and future characters from the Star Wars universe, villains and heroes alike, certainly leaving room for someone to shout out “The dead speak.. again!” somewhere in there.
Several Star Wars cast members might end up lending their voice to the characters portraited on the big screen, but no name is, as of yet, officially confirmed.