The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

NZ release: 25 November 2022

Violence and coarse language Rated on: 09 December 2022

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

What’s it about?

Quill seems sad about Gamora’s loss. Mantis and Drax head to earth to kidnap Quill’s idol Kevin Bacon to make Quill happy for Christmas.

The facts

  • Director: James Gunn
  • Runtime: 45 minutes
  • Contains the Guardians of the Galaxy ensemble cast, gathered together for a Christmas holiday special

Why did it get this rating?

This film was self-rated by Disney but was also examined by our Office. You can find out more about self-rating by streaming providers here.


A kidnapping occurs. The kidnapping is comedic and improbable. It is shown in a way that makes the viewer feel empathy for the victim.


There are instances of police officers being kicked, and a brief instance of Drax punching a costumed man in the background. The violence is unrealistic, mild, and presented as morally wrong.

Coarse language

“Damn” is used by characters in a grouchy mood, and “sh*t” is used as another word for faeces.

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