While most of the attention for the Holiday Special is on Drax and Mantis (Pom Klementieff) stealing Kevin Bacon, the star at the top of this televisual tree is given to Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Groot (Vin Diesel), and their new four-legged companion, Cosmo (voiced by Maria Bakalova). Only briefly seen in the previous two films, Cosmo, the Russian space dog with psychic powers, is helping decorate the Guardians’ tree, which in this case was obviously going to be Groot.
The problem is that our favorite monosyllabic moss dispenser is having none of it and quickly gives up his job. Decorations go everywhere, Groot gets yelled at by Rocket, and it’s decided that after ruining this Christmas, they’re going to have to do another Special next year now, as well. Does that mean that “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” isn’t the last we’ll see of Groot, Rocket, and the rest of the gang? Well, it’d be nice to have something to look forward to when James Gunn’s beloved trilogy finally ends. We can only wish upon a star that it does. (Unless that star is on Groot, in which case it’s probably on the floor somewhere nearby.)