The Guardians of the Galaxy: First reactions to James Gunn’s Holiday Special are full of festive cheer

Last Updated on November 28, 2022

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Santa Claus won’t come to town for another month, but Marvel‘s biggest a-holes, the Guardians of the Galaxy, are ready to bring some holiday cheer to Disney+ with James Gunn‘s The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. While most of us must wait until Friday to roast chestnuts over an open fire with Star-Lord and the gang, the floodgates have opened for critics to share their first reactions to the anticipated celebration packed with superheroes.

If you’re looking for a worthy addition to watch alongside Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special and the Star Wars Holiday Special, Marvel’s latest presentation will serve you a plate of laughs with a side of bacon. Kevin Bacon that is!

Despite collecting various reactions to Marvel’s The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, they all share a common theme. In other words, everyone is over the moon about the movie, saying it’s hilarious, heartwarming, and a perfect film to add to your annual holiday watchlist.

James Gunn directed and wrote the special one-off presentation, which he told RadioTimes is “the greatest thing I’ve ever done in my life.”

“It’s totally ridiculous, and every day we can’t believe that we’re making it. We all completely love it. It is unlike anything that anyone’s ever seen before. I can’t wait for people to see it,” Gunn added.

Do you think Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special will live up to the hype? We will find out this Friday when the movie slides down the chimney and onto the Disney+ streaming service on Friday, November 25th. I can’t wait to check it out. I long for the days when A Garfield Christmas Special and Tales From the Crypt: And All Through the House made the holidays extra special, and who better to bring the cheer than Marvel’s misfits of the stars?

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.