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‘The Star Wars Holiday Special’ aired only once; 40 years later, it’s still weird

Forty years ago, on the Friday before Thanksgiving, something very strange happened. A special television event that had been billed as "a dazzling lineup of stars, animation, adventure, music and visual effects" turned out to be two hours (including commercials) of "The Star Wars Holiday Special."

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