The Star Wars Holiday Special is something that only a few can appreciate – I mean, tolerate – and many despise. Either way, it will remain a part of the Star Wars legacy unless something more abhorrent comes out. So it’s hard to think of any reason to revisit it, let alone make another Holiday Special. Well, Disney will release their interpretation because a new one will debut exclusively on Disney+. And to make it even more special, it will be in LEGO form.
According to the press release, the Holiday Special will follow the events of Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker. It centers on Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewie, Rose, and the droids as they prepare for a joyous feast on Life Day, a holiday first introduced in the 1978 “Star Wars Holiday Special.”
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
“The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special” reunites Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewie, Rose, and the droids for a joyous feast on Life Day, a holiday first introduced in the 1978 “Star Wars Holiday Special.” The new LEGO special is the first to debut on Disney+ and will continue the rich legacy of collaboration between Lucasfilm and LEGO—playful adventures told in the endearingly irreverent way that only LEGO Star Wars co-branded content can.
Directly following the events of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” Rey leaves her friends to prepare for Life Day as she sets off on a new adventure with BB-8 to gain a deeper knowledge of the Force. At a mysterious Jedi Temple, she is hurled into a cross-timeline adventure through beloved moments in Star Wars cinematic history, coming into contact with Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Yoda, Obi-Wan and other iconic heroes and villains from all nine Skywalker saga films. But will she make it back in time for the Life Day feast and learn the true meaning of holiday spirit?
It’s not clear how many of the actors are going to return to reprise their respective roles. Most of them said they are done with the franchise. So it will be interesting to see which ones will come back. That said, it’s more Star Wars for those looking for a fix until another film comes out.
Additionally, the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar will help fans get into the Holiday spirit. Available September 1, the Advent Calendar was designed in concert with the development and production of the show and features holiday-themed characters from the special. For those fond of the DK books, the publishing company will also release the LEGO Star Wars Holiday sticker book, which lets brick fans stick instead of click.
The special is directed by Ken Cunningham and written by David Shayne, a co-executive producer. James Waugh, Josh Rimes, Jason Cosler, Jacqui Lopez, Jill Wilfert, and Keith Malone are executive producers.