It was quite an extensive search to find something for today’s video.  I wanted it to tie into Christmas, but that was about all I had figured out.  At first, I was going to go with some cute puppy video where a bunch of puppies break out of a Christmas present and proceed to look cute and do cute things for five minutes.  After about half way through it, though, it became pretty boring.  Next, I thought maybe I’d go with some old 80’s Christmas commercials.  There are quite a few compilations available.  While it was a nice trip down memory lane, they were still commercials.  I figured we needed a little more substance.  We’re talking about Christmas here.  It needs something special.  Hmm…special…

That’s when it hit me.  The Star Wars Holiday Special!  Today’s video may not have puppies, but it has a family of wookies.  It may not have 80’s commercials, but the commercials that played during the original airing in 1978 are included here.  Not only that, but it also features Mark Hamill caked in makeup, Bea Arthur singing, and Carrie Fisher coked out of her friggin’ mind.  Get comfy, folks.  This is a long and at times painful ride.  If you make it all the way through it, leave me a comment and tell me you made it!

UPDATE (3/10/2014):  Well, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, the copyright hammer has dropped, and the video is no longer available.  George Lucas hates the fact that this special ever saw the light of day.  I can throw you a bone and tell you that as of today, you can still view the special here.  I am unsure just how long it will last, so if you check it out and it’s no longer available there either, leave me a comment so I can hunt it down elsewhere.