Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Is Star Wars Anti-Festivus? And, Kudos to Zooey Deschanel

Yoda Star Wars snowflake
Star Wars fans have an incredible ability to incorporate their favorite thing - Star Wars - in to any holiday. Christmas is no exception. Above you see a very intricate Yoda snowflake decoration. Can you imagine the time it took to figure out how to create this work of Yoda. You can make your own and dive into this fanciful holiday project by going to matersofgrey.com (other DIY Star Wars snowflakes include: Imperial Stormtroopers, Darth Vader, R2-D2, C3PO, Boba Fett, etc...). You can make these snowflakes while watching the Star Wars Christmas Special video seen below.

(Written by: Dom Moschitti, Nick Murphy, Paul Ritchey, and Luke Brown, Directed and 
Produced by: Nick Murphy and Paul Ritchey, Voice Over by: The Staff of Gamervision.com)

It's not just Star Wars fans who celebrate a Star Wars Christmas - they are greatly encouraged by our friends over at Lucasfilm and other creative merchandisers. There are innumerable Star Wars Christmas gifts like:
Christmas in the Stars: A Star Wars Christmas Album - $49.99 (Amazon)
Supreme Edition Star Wars Stroomtroopers costume - $889.00 (Amazon)
Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar - $39.95 (lego.com)
Star Wars Mimobot Thumb Drive - $24.99 (thinkgeek.com)
Star Wars Clone Wars Ultimate Blaster - $87.99 (Amazon)
This list could on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on - definitely anti-Festivus. Festivus is that imaginary holiday created in opposition to Christmas that seeks to rid the holiday from a commercial stranglehold.

By the way - Festivus is a secular holiday celebrated on December 23 as a way to celebrate the holiday season without participating in its commercialism and religious aspects. It was created by writer Dan O'Keefe and introduced into popular culture by his son Daniel, a screenwriter for the TV show Seinfeld, as part of a comical storyline on the show.

Zooey Deschanel from the television series, New Girl.
In a completely unrelated story we congratulate Zooey Deschanel (a These Amazing Shadows interview subject) on her recent Golden Globe nomination for best actress in a television series - comedy or musical. Her TV show, New Girl, is a breakout hit and has gathered a strong audience across all demographics. Not long ago she received a Grammy nomination in the category of "best song for a visual media" for her contribution to the Winnie the Pooh soundtrack, So Long. She is a great gal and a true movie fan (very knowledgeable) - it was such a pleasure to meet and interview her for our documentary.
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