Parents' Guide to

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Goofy but warm holiday romp has drinking, some violence.

TV Disney+ Comedy 2022
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age 9+

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age 8+

It may have some things to look out, but it's filled with fun kids will enjoy it!

So unneeded but yet it has some laughs here and there. I thought that this Holiday Special from Disney+ about the Guardians of the Galaxy was so unneeded. Nothing about this set up anything cool or epic for something better (except maybe the reveal of Peter Quill's sister). This short, holiday movie was good enough. There wasn't anything really memorable or special that occured in this short film, but in my opinion it wasn't all that waste of a time. I feel like The Guardians of the Galaxy movies don't come out too frequently, so this movie did benefit seeing most of the old gang from the previous movie together. It does benefit some laughs from me, that is about all in all honesty. Like I said: there isn't anything special about this, and really: I thought those two knew better than to abduct people from planet Earth. I enjoyed it in the end, if not I didn't need to see this in the first place (:

Is It Any Good?

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Fans of retro holiday specials and superheroes alike will find lots to enjoy in this goofy, chaotic holiday treat with a lot of unexpected heart. In The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, Drax and Mantis take center stage, so if you like their usual banter, there's lots more of that here. Kevin Bacon is also delightfully game, playing an easygoing version of himself. While it's not an official musical, like the other GOTG movies, music plays a big role, and offbeat holiday hits like The Pogues' "Fairytale of New York" and new original songs by The Old 97s are a fun listen. And despite the rough-around-the-edges vibe, it still might bring a tear to viewers' eyes when the Guardians turn Knowhere into a holiday paradise for Peter.

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