Tuesday, December 07, 2010

A Very Glee Christmas

Coach Bieste organizes a secret Santa gift exchange. Emma draws someone she doesn't want (possibly Will, but it isn't clear) and Will draws Sue. The kids are irritated they aren't getting respect from their peers, given that they've won Sectionals 2 years in a row now. Will announces they will raise money for a homeless kids' charity.

It's revealed that Brittany believes in Santa Claus...for real. The kids go with her to the mall to see Santa and she tells him that all she wants for Christmas is for Artie to be able to walk.
Rachel, in an effort to win Finn back, erects a bunch of artificial blue Christmas trees on the stage and offers him a gift--a song from her--but he doesn't go for it. Since this is a musical show, she sings it anyway.

Meanwhile, over at Dalton Academy, Blaine drops in on Kurt studying by the fire in a wood-paneled library for a singing interlude. Will drops in to get Kurt's advice on what to buy Sue for her "secret Santa" gift. Turns out Sue rigged the secret Santa exchange so she'd be the only recipient.

Will and Bieste repossess the gifts they'd been tricked into giving Sue to donate them to help the homeless kids. The guys enlist Bieste's help in keeping Brittany's belief in Santa alive, although it backfires when her belief in Santa becomes cover for Sue's trashing the rehearsal room. Rachel and Finn go Christmas tree shopping to replace the one Sue destroyed, which gives Rachel another chance to woo Finn. He won't have it though and tells her emphatically that they are split. Bieste dresses up as Santa, breaks into Brittany's house, and tells her that he(she) can't give Artie the ability to walk for Christmas. This puts Brittany in a real funk.

Brittany gets her Christmas wish when Artie gets an electric device that can help him walk without a wheelchair. No one knows who gave the gift, which would be rather expensive. They say it must be Santa. Sue's icy heart melts after hearing the kids sing, she apologizes to Will and gets the kids to decorate his house in Christmas Eve.


The Most Wonderful Day of the Year - From "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (New Directions). New Directions sing this while decorating their practice room. The strange girl who joined the club last week seems to have not been just a 1-week member, as she's back.

We Need a Little Christmas - From "Mame" (New Directions). This is abbreviated, representing the kids failed attempt to go caroling through the school to raise money for their charity.

Merry Christmas Darling - The Carpenters (Rachel). Trying to make up to Finn, Rachel cooked up this number in the auditorium, which she performs anyway, despite the fact that Finn has stormed off. The AV club worked so hard on the snow effects, after all.

Baby, It's Cold Outside - From "Neptune's Daughter (Blaine and Kurt). This was available on the Internet before the show aired and it's really fun.

You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch - From "How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Will). The lyrics are re-written to be about Sue, who dresses as the Grinch (complete with green makeup) and breaks into the rehearsal room and breaks all their Christmas decorations.

Last Christmas - Wham! (Rachel and Finn). It's cool how this song ended up in the story even though it was recorded a year ago and works quite well lyrically when you considered the damaged state of their relationship. They sing it in the Christmas tree lot, making a great moment between them.

Welcome Christmas - From "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (New Directions). The kids try again to sing in a classroom and it goes better this time.


limo hire said...

Hey great article and thanks for the songs list,
i love this song - "The Most Wonderful Day of the Year"
This is so cute..absolutely adorable.

rcLoy said...

I don't celebrate X'mas but I do enjoy this episode, I'm still rooting for Finchel and of course Klaine! That duet is just too darn sweet! I can't help but to smile from ear to ear while watching that scene :D