Returning To The Fray Of Battle
Thanks to the efforts of the Avengers, Drax and the others who were snapped out of existence by Thanos returned to life five years later. The Destroyer joined everyone else in the major battle against the Thanos from the past in the ruins of the Avengers Compound on Earth. During the fight, he attacked one of the Titan's giants with his signature knives.
In the wake of Tony Stark's memorial, Thor joined the Guardians of the Galaxy, soon to be joined by Korg and Kraglin. Drax bristled a bit at the Asgardian's boastful nature and did not seem to mind when Thor and Korg left the group to investigate one of the God-Butcher's murders while the Guardians answered other calls.
A Christmas Story
Sometime after Gorr was defeated, the Guardians purchased Knowhere and started making repairs in the wake of Thanos' attack on the Collector five years prior. Kraglin conveyed how much Peter liked Christmas as a kid to Drax and Mantis. She said they should get him a present, but he was the one who suggested they get him a person: Quill's hero Kevin Bacon.
Forgetting to turn on the Bowie's cloaking system, Drax accidentally startled the human populace, but they landed above the Hollywood sign and looked for Kevin Bacon in Los Angeles. First they checked a tourist spot, where many people paid Drax and Mantis to take photos with them. They used the money from the photos in a nearby bar where Drax enjoyed Earth's alcohol.
The mission finally turned around when Mantis used her powers to get a star map and they eventually found Kevin Bacon's house. After being rebuffed by the actor, Drax tosses Mantis over the wall and then jumps himself. On their way inside, Drax becomes infatuated with an elf decoration he called the little funny man. He lost it in chasing Bacon and wanted to go after it, but Mantis talked him out of it.
Drax literally laughed off bullets fired at him by the police and Mantis used her powers to subdue them and then get Kevin Bacon on board with their plan. They then hit up a holiday decoration store and filled the Bowie before flying back to Knowhere. During the flight Mantis used her powers on their guest once more after he revealed that he was not an actual hero, but instead an actor.
While Star-Lord was busy with other matters, Drax, Mantis and the others decorated the surrounding area with Christmas lights, decorations and even a snow machine. He was delighted to see all they had done, but was not happy when he realized they had kidnapped Kevin Bacon and played with his mind. After calming down and getting his band right, Bacon agreed to celebrate the holiday. During the celebration, Drax received the little funny man from Mantis and an art piece from Groot.