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It’s that special time of year when we all have a chance to look forward to all the shows set to return in the coming months, buzz around upcoming movies is reaching new levels of intensity, and for some reason, studios decide to try and work real-world Earth holiday traditions their decidedly non-Earth based fantasy worlds. Let’s get into some holiday spoilers, folks.

Before Star Wars belonged to Disney, it belonged to Kathleen Kennedy. George Lucas himself picked the legendary producer to run his beloved namesake, Lucasfilm, before Mickey Mouse swooped in and bought it all up. And at that time the plan was always this: A new trilogy of films, which ends later this month in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Encyclopedias could be filled by dissecting the relationship between Rey and Kylo Ren. And not just their connection, but the fact that Rey doesn’t know her parents and longs for them, while Ren knows his and rejects them. By the time of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, it seems the son of Han Solo and Leia Organa has all but destroyed the part of him called Ben Solo in favour of Supreme Leader Kylo Ren. Or at least that’s what we’re led to assume.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a very fun film, but one of its most common critiques is that it essentially re-does A New Hope for a new generation—similar themes, similar arcs, similar aesthetics, just remixed. J.J. Abrams is not one to shy away from acknowledging that, but he does think his time away from Star Wars helped him realise he can do more for the final entry in the saga.

Blue milk is obviously the superstar when you think of Star Wars food. But rising up the charts, literally, is the bread Rey makes in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Although that concoction, officially named Polystarch, is not available in the Black Spire Outpost (otherwise known as Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge), a new cookbook has the recipe — and Gizmodo has the reveal.

When you think of Star Wars, you think of lightsabers. Sure, you think of spaceships and the Force and stuff like that too but, in terms of iconic visuals, few things in science fiction at large, let alone Star Wars, are as iconic as the lightsaber.

Did you know that BB-8 is actually taller than Yoda? Or that Boba Fett’s Slave 1 ship is almost as tall as an AT-AT when standing on its tail? There are plenty of books and online encyclopedias detailing the technical specs of everything in the Star Wars universe, but seeing them all standing side-by-side gives you a much better idea of how things stack up in that galaxy far, far away.

They’re two of the first words we ever learn. We use them every day and, in many cases, probably don’t even think about it. They can be used to agree to life-changing events or get out of horrible situations. They can also be used to hilarious effect when edited and counted in all 10 Star Wars movies.