The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

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The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

One of the most popular MCU teams can be found in James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy movies.

I figured the third movie in the series would be the final one and we'd have to wait until May 5, 2023, to see our beloved team again when it was revealed that Gunn would return to direct.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

Undoubtedly, Kevin Feige's announcement of The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special in 2020 was the most unexpected.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

When it's cold outside, snow is falling from your window, and people are huddling together to celebrate the holidays, Christmas-themed shows are unquestionably a significant aspect of the winter season.

Christmas cheer has already arrived.

This is also the case for this production. The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special starts with a youth Peter Quill (Luke Klein) and Kraglin (Sean Gunn)

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

Yondu (Michale Rooker) taunts them both and destroys the tree because he hates Christmas, even though he doesn't know what it is. We know how much he loves Peter, so it's safe to assume he wants to continue to be a cold-blooded boss at this point.

Christmas cheer has already arrived.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

After that flashback, we move on to our Guardians, who unexpectedly acquired Knowhere from The Collector (Benicio del Toro) much alive, but it's unclear how that happened.

Christmas cheer has already arrived.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

Cosmo joins Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Kraglin, Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Groot (Vin Diesel) in their new base of operations. . space dog (voiced by Maria Bakalova).

Christmas cheer has already arrived.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

Peter is still depressed and cannot find happiness, but his team is ready to help him. Planning to find the perfect gift for Peter, Mantis reveals that she is his sister, a secret mentioned in a deleted scene from Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2.

Christmas cheer has already arrived.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

She and Drax travel to Earth to find the only gift that can pull Peter out of his depression, the legendary Kevin Bacon whose first appearance in the MCU is truly iconic.

Christmas cheer has already arrived.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

Mantis defeated the police more peacefully, using his powers of empathy and putting them to sleep. After this little battle, it's time for Kevin Bacon to come to Knowhere, but first Mantis has to make him less scared and more heroic.

Christmas cheer has already arrived.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special isn't the first Marvel production to take place over the holidays, as we already have Iron Man 3, Hawkeye and Spider-Man: No Way Home coming to an end. I'm glad Kevin Feige is finally accepting a proper holiday-themed MCU project, especially since James Gunn is said to have written the script in three days.

Ideas for Christmas Stories in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

I love the special effects in The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, they seem practical, but most of them are visual effects. It's always a good sign when the VFX looks real.

Ideas for Christmas Stories in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

And of course in this special we get to feel a lot of style from James Gunn with his great taste in music, Easter eggs from his previous movies and guest roles. Invites from other famous actors and bands like Old 97's, Kyra Sedgwick, Mark Hamill, Don McLeod, Flula Borg and others have been teased throughout.