The Guardians of the Galaxy are back, and this time they’re taking on Christmas with a good old-fashioned seasonal special. While it may not have the same weight as some of the other MCU projects, the special offers a light-hearted, entertaining escape from reality.
Peter Quill, still reeling from the loss of Gamora, is surprised by his teammates Mantis and Drax, who have hatched a plan to cheer him up. After hearing about Christmas, they decide to kidnap Quill’s childhood hero, Kevin Bacon, and bring him to him as a present. While the break-in is the most surreal thing you’ll see this holiday season, it sets off a chain of events that lead to a heartwarming Christmas party and a surprise revelation about Peter’s family.
The special has its highs and lows, with some jokes hitting the mark and others falling flat. The scenes of Mantis and Drax experiencing Earth culture are entertaining, but at times they drag on too long. Nevertheless, the special’s message of togetherness and family makes it a perfect watch for the holiday season.
Overall, while the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special may not be the most memorable addition to the MCU, it’s a fun and heartwarming way to spend 40 minutes this Christmas.