Some Star Wars Christmas specials should just never have happened, or at least never mentioned again. And then burried alongside the Atari 2600 cartridges of E.T.. Some Star Wars Christmas media is down right ah-mazing! For example; Christmas in the Stars, a selection of Christmas themed music with Anthony Daniels as C3PO and R2-D2.
Released by RSO Records in 1980, Christmas in the Stars is my all time favourite Christmas album. Its tongue in cheek retelling of The Night Before Christmas from C3POs perspective is charming. Even What can you get a Wookiee for Christmas has so much heart to it. With Daniels singing a few tunes himself, and a pack of Santa’s elfish-toyshop-droids backing him and R2D2 up, make this album a holiday treat indeed.
Go find a copy if you can. For now, here’s a playlist from YouTube that will tide you over. Hope you like it! Cheers! If you’ll excuse me, I’m going to see if I can dig out the vinyl copy from storage.