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Whatever holiday you celebrate – Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, you name it – from everybody here at Star Wars 7×7, we hope it’s a merry one.
It’s the perfect time of year to be checking out Christmas in the Stars, the album released in 1980 and re-released on CD 20 years ago. There are some great articles online about the making of the album, but the best is probably an oral history from the CBC.
There’s also the fact that Jon Bon Jovi got his start on this album, and specifically on the song “R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” John shared some of the behind the scenes details in a separate article, and I’m putting both together into one story on today’s podcast. Also, I’m sharing what Marvel Comics’ Jordan White and Kieron Gillen thought of it when they were asked to comment track by track on it!