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Mark Hamill admits he's never sat through the entire Star Wars Holiday Special

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Nov 19, 2018

This month marks an important milestone in Star Wars history, one that fans the world over are all celebrating in their own particular ways: It's the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars Holiday Special

Yes, the infamous television event that George Lucas has spent years trying to ignore and the internet has spent years making sure we never forget turned four decades old over the weekend. That means many fans were settling in with their bootleg copies to celebrate Wookiee Life Day and listen to the late Carrie Fisher sing, but not all Star Wars fans are Holiday Special fans. 

Among the people in the latter category, apparently, is Mark Hamill, who reprised his role as Luke Skywalker for the broadcast, and responded to the special's anniversary on Twitter with a simple admission.

Hamill did not elaborate on why he hasn't seen the whole special. Perhaps he was busy the night it aired. Perhaps he made sure he was busy that night because he realized while shooting it that he wasn't going to enjoy it. Whatever the case, he joins many Star Wars fans who have only seen the special in a rather piecemeal way.

Sure, some of us dig into it as the intriguing and bizarre cultural artifact that it is, but let's face it, some parts of the thing are just a slog to get through. No one would blame you if you just wanted to see that cool animated Boba Fett segment. 

Where do you fall in the Star Wars Holiday Special viewing spectrum? Have you made it through the whole thing, or are you more like Mark Hamill?

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