Star Wars and Christmas

One of my favorite holiday albums when I was a kid was Christmas In The Stars.  As an adult, it is right at the top of my nostalgia list.  Just hearing a few notes of it makes me super happy.  And I’m confident that I’m doing a good job as a parent because my daughter was walking around today singing “What Can You Get A Wookie For Christmas (When He Already Owns A Comb?)”  Even just typing those words made me really happy.

For those not in the know, Christmas In The Stars is a Star Wars Christmas album.  R2-D2 and C-3PO are hanging out with the droids that build presents for S. Claus to deliver to children.  Chewbacca shows up as well.  It’s silly and campy and ridiculous in all the best ways.  It even features a young Jon Bon Jovi (when he still spelled his name Bongiovi).

This album almost perfectly encapsulates something that I love about both Star Wars and Christmas, the fun.  Most adults, and our society in general, don’t appreciate fun like we should.  And we certainly don’t have enough fun.  The holiday season is the perfect time to remedy that.  There is nothing thoughtful or deep or profound in Christmas In The Stars.  Its only reason for being is a bit of silly fun.  We need more of that in our lives.  So give it a listen and have some fun.

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