The 70s was about Star Wars, and now it’s back for Christmas again in a new episode of Christmas Through the Decades on Wednesday, December 2nd at 10pm ET/PT
By Gabrielle Pantera
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2015/12/2 – Last week History Channel premiered the series Christmas Through the Decades. Tonight’s episode is the 70s and the mania of Star Wars.
With the Star Wars franchise in the hands of Disney, this Christmas is set to be another Star Wars craze. Through the Decades presents experts and cultural icons to show how families celebrating Christmas were influenced by film, television, songs and hot trends.
The series premieres episodes for four consecutive weeks It started last week with the 1960s and will finish with the 1990s. The first episode about the 60s is available to see online.
In the 70s people were being introduced to Star Wars action figures. Those sold out before Christmas and caused consternation at Paramount which had granted “worthless” merchandising rights to George Lucas in lieu of cash.
The big song for the 70s Christmas was Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer.
The series continues next week with the 1980s…
The 1980s are all about portable music. The Sony Walkman was king of music and a precursor to the iPod. The gift for kids was Cabbage Patch Kids. On December 9th, 2015
The final episode in the series is about the 1990. The gift for young children that parents were crazy to get for their kids was Tickle Me Elmo and Beanie Babies. It’s also the year that Home Alone become a hit. Airing December 16th, 2015
Guests include Jillian Michaels, Leann Rimes, Kenny Rogers, Dascha Polanco and more.
Christmas Through the Decades is produced for HISTORY by TV Dinner Productions. Karla Hidalgo and Christopher Martin are executive producers at TV Dinner Productions. John Verhoff and Stephen Mintz are executive producers at HISTORY.