The Guardians of the Galaxy kidnap Kevin Bacon in a new Disney Plus original — here’s how to watch Marvel’s holiday special

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  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy are back in a new holiday special set to hit Disney Plus on November 25.
  • The special presentation will conclude Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
  • Disney Plus currently costs $8/month for ad-free streaming, but the price is going up $3 in December.

Star-Lord, Drax, Groot, and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy are heading to Disney Plus just in time for the Thanksgiving weekend. “The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special” is a new streaming exclusive set to premiere on November 25.

The special takes place after the events of the first two “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies and “Avengers: Endgame.” While visiting Earth, the team tries to cheer up Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) by giving him the ultimate Christmas present: Kevin Bacon. Seriously, check out the teaser below for a peek at the fun festivities Marvel has in store.

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“The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special” is written and directed by James Gunn. It stars Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, and Kevin Bacon.

This is Marvel’s second “Special Presentation” for Disney Plus, following the studio’s “Werewolf by Night” Halloween special in October. 

How to watch ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’

You can watch “The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special” on Disney Plus starting November 25. The special is a Disney Plus original, so it won’t be streaming on any other services.

Disney Plus currently starts at $8/month or $80/year for ad-free streaming, but those prices are increasing to $11/month or $110/year starting December 8. At that time, a new ad-supported plan will be introduced for $8/month. If you act fast, you can still lock in the current ad-free rate for one year

The Disney Plus app is supported on most smart TVs, mobile devices, and streaming players from every major brand. You can also access the service through web browsers on PCs, Macs, and laptops.

How long is ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’?

“The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special” is 44 minutes long. 

Is ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’ part of Marvel’s Phase 4?

Yes, “The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special” is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s continuity and it’s set to conclude Phase Four of the MCU. 

Are ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy’ movies on Disney Plus?

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The cast of “Guardians of the Galaxy” directed by James Gunn.
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If you want to catch up on the first two “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies before watching the new special, you can stream both films right now on Disney Plus. 

The upcoming third film in the franchise, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” is set to hit theaters on May 5, 2023.