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Christmas In The Stars: Star Wars Christmas Album Original recording reissued


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Audio CD, Original recording reissued, October 15, 1996
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  • Audio CD (October 15, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • ASIN: B0000033VG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,662 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Christmas In The Stars
2. Bells, Bells, Bells
3. The Odds Against Christmas
4. What Can You Get A Wookiee For Christmas....
5. R2-D2 We Wish You A Merry Christmas
6. Sleigh Ride
7. Merry, Merry Christmas
8. A Christmas Sighting ('Twas The Night Before...)
9. The Meaning Of Christmas

Customer Reviews

It's just a fun music CD.
V. Gatley
We have listened and enjoyed it for 20 years.
Kathryn Smith
It's silly, fun and catchy.
ladywillow

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie Burton on December 5, 2006
Format: Audio CD
What do droids, Chewbacca, legendary disco producer Meco and rocker Jon Bon Jovi have in common? They all celebrate the holidays on Christmas in the Stars: Star Wars Christmas Album. With memorable tunes such as "What Can You Get a Wookiee for Christmas (When He Already Owns a Comb?)" and C-3PO's retelling ofa sci-fi infused "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," the album is a quirky addition to any holiday music collection. In fact, the record was so sought after by collectors, that in 1996 Rhino records and Lucasfilm, Ltd. decided to re-release Christmas in the Stars for eager fans.

The album's story takes place in a droid factory where robots trudge away at building toys year round for S. Claus. However they don't understand the meaning of Christmas until C-3PO and R2-D2 show them how to appreciate the holiday spirit. Even Artoo adds to the season festivities by learning how to whistle the catchy Christmas ditty, "Sleigh Ride." Later we learn who gets what from their wish list: a scarf for Luke Skywalker, perfume for Princess Leia and earmuffs for Han Solo.

Recorded in 1980, many of the album's songs were written by Maury Yeston, a Yale University music professor and composer. Producer Meco Monardo, who already topped the charts with his best-selling disco albumsStar Wars And Other Galactic Funk and Encounters of Every Kind, envisioned and supervised the unusual project.

British actor Anthony Daniels lent his voice to reprise his role as C-3PO and Lucasfilm's sound artist Ben Burtt provided the sound effects of R2-D2 and Chewbacca.

However, the most trivia-worthy album liner note is the debut of a then 18-year-old Jon Bon Jovi, who ends up singing with a high school choir on "R2-D2 We Wish You A Merry Christmas.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 14, 1999
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
When I was little, we had a CD of the Muppets singing Christmas carols with the late John Denver. It was my all-time favorite Christmas music - until now. When I discovered Christmas in the Stars on Amazon, I was reminded of how great that Muppets CD was. I immediately purchased the album, and I was not disappointed. Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) leads a chorus of droids, working for S. Claus, in hilarious songs of their thoughts about Christmas. The songs are compacted into a continuous story, during which we learn what to get a Wookie for Christmas, and how to teach a droid to sing. This is a perfect addition to Star Wars and Christmas album collections.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 4, 2000
Format: Audio CD
If you like the silly songs of Christmas (Grandma got run over by a reindeer, I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus, etc.) and you are a Star Wars fan, you'll love this. I've had the cassette for years and it's now a MUST at Christmas. I'm getting the CD now so I can have it in perpetuity.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Peter P. Orsaeo, Sr. on January 24, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Our whole family loves this alnum so much that it has become a family tradition in our house. Every Christmas morning for nearly 20 years we have played this album (fairly loudly) to wake everyone up on Christmas morning. I can think of no better song to start Christmas day that "Christmas in the Stars" with its opening church bells toll. The children are all grown up now, but we still play the album. It brings back many sweet Christmas memories.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Katie Horn on February 2, 2005
Format: Audio CD
If you're the sort of person who gets told "Lighten Up!" a lot, we'd probably all be better off if you skip this one.

On the other hand, this is a marvelous album for scaring people who desperately need to lighten up.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 15, 1998
Format: Audio CD
As a music educator and composer it upsets me when critics judge a work on criteria it was not composed to meet. This CD is great! It starts with the fast paced "Christmas In The Stars", frolicks through several fun numbers in the middle and ends with the climactic song "The Meaning of Christmas" starring characters all kids from 1977 to the present will be familiar with. If you have kids who like Star Wars or if you feel you are still a kid that likes Star Wars, this CD is a must, not because it has some characters from the Star Wars movies, but because it is fun, innocent and has some good messages. WK
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn Smith on December 22, 1999
Format: Audio CD
You have no idea what it means to be able to get a second copy of Star Wars Christmas. We have listened and enjoyed it for 20 years. Still have original tape. My sons were 2 and 4 when I first bought it. They are now 22 and 24. And not a christmas goes by we don't listen to it. The music itself is so cheerful and cute. The whole family knows all the words. I now have a 4 year grandson who wants to play it all year long. Thank you for making Star Wars Christmas a part of our Christmas.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By tvtv3 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 11, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I remember first hearing this album at a friend's house on a 45 vinyl album. Basically the album consists of various Christmas carols that have been adapted to the Star Wars universe and are mostly sung by R2D2, C-3PO, and other various droids. CHRISTMAS IN THE STARS was pretty much a marketing plug. I remember that I enjoyed listening to the album as a kid. I've remained a Star Wars fan my whole life. I had totally forgotten about this album until I saw it recently. Supposedly Meco, the musicians responsible for STAR WARS AND OTHER GALATIC FUNK, had something to do with the album. Yet, CHRISTMAS IN THE STARS is nothing like STAR WARS AND OTHER GALATIC FUNK. Perhaps Lucas just wanted to use their name and they were compensated. The album hasn't aged very well and there's really very little of Meco on the album and though it's supposed to be a Christmas album, there really isn't a lot of Christmas involved either. The album plays more like a read-aloud story rather than a musical album. Basically, C-3PO tries to explain to R2D2 about Christmas through various songs.

CHRISTMAS IN THE STARS is a cheesy album that will appeal to Star Wars fans of all ages and pretty much no one else. I mean, who else is going to care what to give a Wookie for Christmas if he already has a comb? Sadly, I'm one of those people, but I like the album solely for its nostalgic appeal.
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