"Tree of Life," also known as "A Day to Celebrate," was a song created by the Wookiees of Kashyyyk as a celebratory hymn for Life Day. It allowed Wookiees who couldn't attend their homeworld to celebrate in some small way, wherever they happened to be.
- We celebrate a day of peace,
- a day of harmony,
- a day of joy we all can share together joyously;
- a day that takes us through the darkness,
- a day that leads us into might,
- a day that makes us want to celebrate the light;
- a day that brings the promise that one day we'll be free...
- to live,
- to laugh,
- to dream,
- to grow,
- to trust,
- to love,
- to be!
Behind the scenes
- "The show ends with a tearful reunion with Chewbacca and family. Everyone gathers round as Carrie Fisher sings the Life Day song. This is pure torture, not because Fisher can't sing, but because it's so schmaltzy. Lyrics set to the tune of the Star Wars theme? Yeecchh!"
- ―Jon Bradley Snyder
The press kit for The Star Wars Holiday Special lists this song as "A Day to Celebrate."
The Life Day is mentioned in the Venture Brother's Episode "A Very Venture Christmas".
The original recording of this song is available officially for the first time on a CD included with the Star Wars Vault book.
- "The Star Wars Holiday Special"—Star Wars Insider 23
- Star Wars Celebration IV Souvenir Program
- The Star Wars Vault
- "A Long Time Ago...."—Star Wars Insider 104 (Indirect mention only)
- "I Have a Bad Feeling About This!"—Star Wars Insider 106 (Indirect mention only)
- (Life Day promotional scenario)