Remember when: Spike TV aired a Star Wars holiday commercial


Before Spike TV became Paramount Network it aired a Star Wars holiday commercial. A Stormtrooper chorus sings their version of Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town and it is epic.

The Empire is Comin’ to Town and with it a Death Star and a whole lot of family drama. As December 2013 came to a close, Spike TV aired a very funny, clever and catchy commercial promoting a Star Wars Holiday Marathon that began on January 3, 2014.

This nearly minute-long musical number starred loyal stormtroopers singing an alternative version of Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town using such lyrics as, “We have a Death Star, tested it twice, tracking down rebels and ending their lives. The Empire is comin’ to town.”

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The very lively voices of the stormtroopers sing aloud the song while scenes from several Star Wars films including, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Revenge of the Sith cut in between. It appears no matter how busy the soldiers of the Galactic Empire can be serving Darth Vader, they are dressed to impress for the holiday season. They are wearing ear muffs, garland, decorative bows, a Santa hat and, yes, even the classic ugly Christmas sweater. With jazz hands and kicks, they sing about how The Empire knows all and sees all. Including Luke and Leia’s kiss.

The song ends with the group firing their blasters at the screen from a very scenic Christmas display before cutting to a shot of the Death Star shimmering in festive red and green. This song is a guaranteed earworm. After listening to it a few times on repeat, it becomes unforgettable. To be fair this commercial is memorable. The brief commentary towards the heroes, more specifically the Jedi, is hilarious. They are proud to be serving The Empire and choose to prove it in song.

What else can we say but, Happy Holidays from The Empire to you. To watch the entire Star Wars Holiday commercial on Youtube click here.

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