With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story shaping up to be the go-to film of the holidays, it seems only fitting that everyone’s favorite Wookie from a galaxy far, far away is getting into the Christmas spirit by serenading us with a decidedly Star Wars-flavored rendition of Silent Night.
Audio of Chewbacca singing the holiday classic was actually created by Scott Anderson in 1999, but thanks to a clever found footage montage by How It Should Have Ended, we can now watch Chewy sing. We may never know whether they observe Christmas on the Wookiees’ home planet of Kashyyyk (Christmas Special isn’t canon), or if the the content matches up to whatever the Shyriiwook translation of Silent Night is, but it’s a delight nevertheless. Taking footage from all of the classic Star Wars films and cobbled them together into a cohesive first verse of the classic Christmas carol, this is the perfect holiday treat for any Geek in your life. Share away!
As How It Should Have Ended notes, with Scott Anderson’s permission, James Covenant from How It Should Have Ended decided to make this new video. Luckily they don’t really have to worry about getting permission from anyone at Lucasfilm, since the studio has been historically very supportive of fan creations and fan art/fiction of any kind. Also, let’s face it, almost anything is better than the Star Wars Christmas Special.
You can catch more of your Star Wars fix with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story now in theaters, and cleaning up at the box office; receiving widely positive reviews. it’s likely that 2016 will be a more triumphant Star Wars Christmas.
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