Glee recap: Holiday Spirit

McKinley High decks the halls with a Christmas extravanganza. But is it enough to satisfy Gleeks until next year?
Ep. 10 | Aired Dec 7, 2010

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS... Will (Matthew Morrison) and Emma (Jayma Mays) have made their lists and checked them twice.

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Merry Gleestmas…or Happy Gleemukah…or something that doesn’t sound so damn awkward! How have we already gotten to this point in the season, Gleeks? It just seems like yesterday New Directions was in the quad and rapping to Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind.” But now he are we are, almost halfway through our second season of Glee and -- some of you might not realize this -- we won’t have a new episode until the Feb. 6 big-time Super Bowl episode. Yep, Gleeks, it’s gonna be a long, cold winter, but we’ll push through somehow. Just wear warm clothes and keep those iPod Glee playlists on repeat. Hold that thought…

Dear Grilled Cheesus, I know I previously asked for one of the Dalton Academy blazers but I’d like to add on the New Directions holiday cardigans as well (and maybe one of Rachel’s floppy hats -- don’t judge me!). Size small. Thank you!

Love, Tim

So tonight was the big Glee holiday bonanza and, while it was undoubtedly entertaining, I’m not sure it was the most memorable of all the Glee hours. It’s hard to tackle the holidays and make it feel fresh; I think that’s just a problem that goes with the territory. It’s also hard to create exciting musical numbers with tunes that are typically thought of as kinda corny and dated. All that being said, I still laughed and -- yes -- even cried at this hour. It all just makes me wanna pray to Grilled Cheesus and ask that this hiatus not be so long!

So the Christmas spirt has hit McKinley High and no one is feeling it more than Brittany (except maybe Finn who said X-mas was his fave holiday). Child-like Brittany revealed to her boyfriend Artie that she still believes in Santa (BTW, I hope no young, Santa-loving children read these posts or watch Glee because their worlds are gonna be rocked). Artie, like the dear, sweet boyfriend he always is, decided to push the entire glee club to play along with Brittany’s delusions. This all led to one of the funnier mall Santa visits I’ve seen since A Christmas Story. My fave was Santana sitting on Santa’s lap and saying, “Please tell me that is a roll of Certs in your pocket.” Ggggggrrooosssss. Brittany, though, wanted something quite sweet from the dude in the red suit: she asked to let her boyfriend, Artie, be able to walk. Everyone together: Awwwwwwwwww.

NEXT: Step away from the hat rack, Rachel

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