By Anthony Herring On Nov. 17, 1978 — over one year after the original Star Wars film released — the CBS network aired a TV film called the Star Wars Holiday Special. Set after the events of A New Hope, the special follows Chewbacca and Han Solo, celebrating the holiday known as Life Day with Chewbacca’s family. However, their celebration is interrupted by the evil Galactic Empire hunting them down, along with other members of the heroic Rebel Alliance, such as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. The special ends with the Empire being defeated and the heroes celebrating Life Day in peace. While the main story focused on Life Day, the special also included oddly-placed sketches and animated segments — with one segment introducing the fan-favorite character Boba Fett — making the Star Wars Holiday Special a variety show. Despite the cheery and lighthearted tone that the special had, it was critically panned, with many considering it to be an utter failure. However, in the decades since its original airing, the Star Wars Holiday Special has gained a cult following within the Star Wars fan community. Many have watched the special themselves and are intrigued by what transpired within it. The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special acts as an homage to the original Holiday Special and was released on Nov. 17 on Disney+. Unlike the original special, this new one is told entirely in an animated format and is set after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Thankfully, this version manages to pull off an entertaining and charming romp in a galaxy far, far away.