As you nerds probably know, Lucasfilm sends holiday cards to its employees and clients. The 2009 card, shown above, was sent earlier this month. Naturally, many of the cards produced are Star Wars-themed, though other Lucas characters make appearances, too. After the jump, I’ll show you five of my favorites. (Why not 10? I’m making the 9+-hour drive east in an hour, and I’m already going to arrive at midnight! So sue me!).
This 2005 card obviously was a new take on Edward Hopper‘s famous painting, “Nighthawks.” I’m a sucker for art parodies, and if Star Wars has anything to do with it, it’s even better. I just wonder what Yoda was thinking when he decided to have coffee with the baddies. Even if he didn’t arrive with them, Yoda still would have seen the cloaks and armor through the window, right?
This 1999 card was another parody, this time of one of Norman Rockwell‘s famous drawings. I realize that this is a charcoal or pencil drawing and everything is a bit dirty, but it really grosses me out that Anakin looks more grubby than everyone else. Also, I always figured Yoda was a vegetarian; I’m disappointed that he’ll be having turkey.
I love this 1999 card. I grew up during the California Raisins lovefest, and the clay modeling here brings back memories. Speaking of the California Raisins, I never understood why Raisins toys were available with meals at Hardee’s. Raisins are a healthy food; burgers are gross fast food that make you fat. I just don’t get the connection. But I digress…
More Jawas, but I can’t help it! This 1994 card showed us that Jawas enjoy the holiday spirit just like we do, maybe even more than swindling folks on droid offers. I love that the Jawas here are romping around the room and playing with their new toys — looks just like the Christmases I had as a kid!
I’m generally not a fan of putting famous characters into costumes representing our holidays, but I make an exception for the droids on this 1979 card. That C-3PO is wearing a slutty Santa suit and R2-D2 is sporting antlers cracks me up to no end.
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