Guardians of the Galaxy fans are eagerly waiting for the third installment in the film’s series. It will likely be the final Guardians film. Director/writer James Gunn has said that he always envisioned Guardians as a trilogy. But we also know that he’s recently accepted a job to run Marvel’s rival, DC Studios for Warner Brothers. So it’s definitely the end of an era (although surely some of the characters may live on in other film and TV franchises). But before we get to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 – due out on May 5, 2023, we have the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. It drops on Disney+ Friday, November 25. Inspired by the infamous (and awful) 1978 Star Wars holiday special, Gunn apparently suggested the idea while shooting Guardians Vol. 2. MCU head Kevin Feige said that this was the first Marvel program conceived for Disney+, and it appears that it will be canon. In other words, it will advance the Guardians’ story, bridging their last appearance in Thor: Love and Thunder and Vol. 3. But in case you haven’t seen every single Guardians appearance, we’ll help you get up to speed.