The 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special

This Jedi Never Returned

The producers of the
Star Wars Holiday Special believed the magic of the film franchise would make this TV extravaganza a seasonal classic with the same cachet as "Miracle on 34th Street."

Things didn't work out that way. The special had a single airing on November 17, 1978, then made the jump to lightspeed on its journey into oblivion.

But what, indeed, would Christmas be without hearing Princess Leia sing the
Life Day song to the tune of the Star Wars theme.

This special has been the target of much lampooning, but the message is worthwhile, the cast committed to their character roles and Carrie Fisher has a very nice voice.