Glee recap: It's An Artie-ful Life

Holiday time means Kurt gets a surprise visitor (or two!); Puck returns to help Jake and…Sam and Brittany get married!?
Ep. 10 | Aired Dec 13, 2012

IT'S A WINTER WONDERLAND full of high school drama.

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Musical Grades:

Feliz Navidad”: Black-and-white Artie gets a rare solo number…in his dreams. B

“White Christmas”: What’s the holidays without a Kurt and Blaine duet? This performance had everything: Ice skating, Dad’s approval, holiday scarves. It didn’t quite hit the heights of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” but having Blaine in New York a mere six episodes after the break up singing with Kurt? That’s a holiday treat. A-

“Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah": Puck and Jake (plus guitars!) take on Paramount Studios and work their way through a multitude of sets. This number was 500 parts ridiculous but also 500 parts fun. And I’ll take any excuse to get a little more of Puck – version 1.0 B

Jingle Bell Rock”: The most fun number of the hour had Sam rocking out in the library with a bunch of dancing cheerleaders. So much of this episode was a total bummerfest (Cancer!?!?), but this song was cute and enjoyable – kind of like Sam’s lips.  B+

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”: I’ve said before I’m a sucker for a musical ender in the auditorium. The plotlines may not have all come together like a true Love, Actually situation, but the song sure did and this one was Glee’s best shot of getting us in a holiday spirit. A-

Top Lines:

“Welcome to the first and last meeting of the Mayan Apocalypse 2012 club.” -Sam

“What do you get the woman who eats everything?” –Sue. Bully.

“You might have dated him, but I raised him.” -Burt, explaining to Blaine how he was able to pinpoint exactly how long Kurt would last watching sports before needing to flip through a Vogue (and tell me you all caught that later, while Kurt and Blaine were setting the table, Burt was reading it as well!)

“Quinn texts and drives in every timeline, Artie.” –Rory

“No matter what, even if we’re not together, we’re always going to be there for each other.” –Blaine

“If you’re in Hollywood and you’re a Jew or a gay you basically got it made.” -Puck

“When you first joined the Glee club, I didn’t notice for a while.” –One of Brittany’s vows to Sam

What did you all think of the separate, broken-up storylines? Which one was your favorite (I’m going with Kurt and Burt!) Any that weren’t working for you? How did this compare to other Glee Christmas outings? Discussion: Should Fox be allowed to call this episode “Glee: Actually” but not have either A.) A singalong of “All I Want For Christmas is You” OR B.) Blaine running through an airport to Kurt? And because there are no new episodes until January, let’s guess: How long until the Glee club is back, officially?

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