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Star Wars to play for two weeks solid

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Star Wars to play for two weeks solid
Krampus about to capture an errant child. Photo: Лобачев Владимир / Wikimedia
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A German satellite TV channel has announced that it will be broadcasting Star Wars films continuously, 24 hours a day, for two weeks starting on December 1st.

The gimmick is based around the tradition of Krampus, who reputedly kidnaps naughty children in the first two weeks of December.  By playing Star Wars for the whole period, kids will be made "Krampus proof" because they're inside watching TV, according to a report on the AVClub web site.

“We all know that for Star Wars fans it is too long to wait till Dec. 18, 2015 (for the launch of the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII),” Sky Deutschland VP of Programming Gary Davey told The Hollywood Reporter.

Sky Deutschland is re-branding itself as Sky Star Wars for the event, which will include behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of the films as well as two Ken Burns documentaries, 2004’s Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy and 2007’s Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed. 

The documentary content will be interspersed in between the six official Star Wars movies, which will be broadcast in narrative order from Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace toStar Wars: Episode 6: The Return Of The Jedi.

Those who have opted for "Jedi" as their religion will no doubt find this a great opportunity to worship their chosen Force.  However, the broadcast is limited only to subscribers in Austria and Germany.

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