Without the Holiday Special, there is no way that we'd know Chewbacca had a wife named Mala, a white-haired father named Itchy, and a cute little son named Lumpy. Did you enjoy this look into what may be a typical family life for Wookiees? Personally, I enjoyed it. I never had thought that Chewbacca had a family prior to this. All those times he went on daring missions with Han, he probably was thinking about his family, and he may have argued with Han over whether or not they should take certain assignments. After all, Chewbacca wants to return to his family, and Han has no family (that I know of) to return to. Therefore, Han would probably be more willing to take daring assignements than Chewbacca. Is Chewbacca a bad father? It seems like he is away for long periods of time, leaving Mala and Itchy to run the household, and leaving them to raise Lumpy. Sure, it looks like Lumpy is a happy little Wookiee when Chewbacca finally returns, but I can't help but think he has a feeling of disappointment that his father is rarely around.