After battling interstellar threats in previous movies of the MCU, the guardians are battling the despondence of Peter Quill in The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special and try to enliven him by kidnapping Kevin Bacon from Earth.
1.The movie starts with a song suffused with humor borne out of cultural unawareness. The lead singer sings about the exploitation of "creepy elves" by Santa Claus.
2.He then follows it up with insights about Mrs. Claus's profession and her feelings for her bearded husband.
3.A secret of Mantis impels her to bring a special Christmas gift for Peter Quill and help him get over Gamora's loss. But Drax totally mis-guesses the secret.
4.Mantis and Drax get sloshed in a bar and spend all their money. Then, Mantis not only bewitches a woman into giving her the map of Hollywood showing the residences of famous actors but also robs her.
5.Drax throws Mantis over the gate when she was still mid-sentence and not ready.
6.Drax gets helpless when the cops shower him with bullets not because of any injury to his countenance but because they tickle him.
7.Mantis very casually and innocently explains why they are kidnapping Kevin Bacon.
8.Mantis and Drax are disgusted when they find out that Kevin Bacon is not an actual hero but an actor!
9.One of the funniest moments in the movie and quite unexpected, too, is when Kevin Bacon says this:
10.Drax being totally unaware of the gravity of the crime he has done.
11.Rocket was calming Kevin Bacon down, but the moment he is called a "talking raccoon," he rage-fully lunges at Bacon.
12.Knowing his crew, Peter has to caution Nebula to bring back Kevin Bacon, alive.
13.Another moment that made me crack up was when Kevin Bacon gets a call on his iPhone on the Verizon network while being deep within outer space.
14.Nebula's realization about actors was funny and also pertinent to our times when many "beloved" celebrities have been exposed as obnoxious people.
15.Rocket and Cosmo do their own version of decorating a Christmas tree by decorating a talking, dancing tree, i.e., Groot.