Marvel's special showcase is a great idea. This new breed of occasional, stand-alone mini-movie could provide focused Marvel fun without a trip to the theater or a long-running television series

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The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is now on Disney Plus, and it's perfect for this small show if you're looking for a light-hearted, family-friendly, super-powerful and hilarious Thanksgiving show

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The 42-minute Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special kicks off on Black Friday. How did it come together?

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As a result, writer-director James Gunn has written for Pratt, Dave Battista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Space adventurers starring Sean Gunn and Michael Rooker make for a fun holiday plot.

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The story follows Mantis and Drax in search of the perfect Christmas present for fellow Guardian Peter Quill.

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They argue that her '80s-obsessed friend would love to meet/have pop movie star Kevin Bacon, and they head to Hollywood for a Christmas kidnapping. Holiday chaos ensues.

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The duo between these two gives the GotG movie plenty of comedic energy, and a lot depends on how funny you find their naive misunderstanding of Earth's customs.

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But it's hard to resist Pom Klementieff's kind Mantis and Dave Bautista's gruff Drax.

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Like Marvel's previous seasonal special -- the delightful Halloween horror Werewolf by Night -- this new mini-film mashes up Marvel heroes with genre fun.

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