An often-ignored piece of Star Wars history is getting a homage when The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special arrives on Disney+ this November. The Empire Strikes Back is the better remembered Star Wars sequel, but it actually came after the television one-off Star Wars Holiday Special. The kitschy variety musical sci-fi hybrid starring Chewbacca\u2019s family debuted on November 17, 1978 but disappointed Star Wars creator George Lucas and hasn\u2019t aired since. Taking inspiration from that infamous piece of Star Wars lore, The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special will debut on Disney+ on November 17. The animated special will hopefully have a less sedate pace than the original, as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron celebrate Life Day. \u201cWe wanted to give a wink and a nod to the original,\u201d executive producer Josh Rimes told USA Today. As well as being a homage to the original, it is inspired by classic Christmas movies It\u2019s a Wonderful Life, Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Christmas Vacation. \u2018Every door is open\u2019 for future LEGO Star Wars sets Here is the synopsis shared in the article: Rey and droid pal BB-8 head off on a quest to gain a deeper knowledge of the Force, but their visit to a mysterious Jedi Temple sends them careening through time and space. Rey interacts with Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and other characters in some of the franchise\u2019s most beloved moments, as they try to return in time for a Life Day feast with her friends on Chewbacca\u2019s Wookiee home world of Kashyyyk. The LEGO Star Wars animated specials and series are known for their tongue-in-cheek humour, which will be mined as different characters from different eras of the saga come together. \u201cLife Day was an easy sell with Lego and \u2018Star Wars\u2019 because it gives you the license to be a little more playful and comedic,\u201d Rimes said. To continue to support the work of Brick Fanatics, please buy your LEGO sets from LEGO.com and Amazon using our affiliate links.