Alright, you guys–you know how I’ve been bitching up a total storm about how I have time for NOTHING right now, but … come on. Christmas Glee? We’ve got to talk about it.
I have to say … I kind of loved the Grinch story. And I am partial to the Grinch special anyway (cartoon version–live action creeps me out), and the very literal and yet also very Glee version of it was awesome–Sue slithering around, Becky as Max, Brittany busting in all Cindy Lou Who-style, the Who carol … LOVE. It was all awesome.
And I loved Brittany believing in Santa Claus and how that story tied in with the Grinch. It was really sweet, all of it–how excited Brittany got about Santa, how her parents and everyone else kept her believing … Coach Beast, so good, and of course, the Christmas miracle–Artie walking again. It was all so good. Believable? Eh. Who cares? I laughed out loud when Artie realized what was happening and goes, “No. Way.” Cut to title card. AMAZING.
There was, of course, a lot of singing crammed in, including a completely plot-irrelevant number by Kurt and Blaine. I mean, I liked Baby It’s Cold Outside well enough, but really I liked it better in Elf. Still, this gave me time to think about how Blaine would totally be my gay boyfriend in real life except for the choir crap. Somehow, the annoyingness of people in show choirs, most especially those who want to sing about their damn emotions, trumps the fabulousness of a glittery gay boyfriend for me. But it’s a choice everyone has to make for themselves.
Rachel’s solo was … well, it was pretty much like all of Rachel’s solos. Long, boring … lots of poopface, and with her squatting over that stool, I feel like I pretty much know EXACTLY what bitch looks like on the toilet. (Third grade called, I know, blah blah.) Still, I didn’t mind Rachel’s story so much in this episode–it was kind of nice seeing her work for Finn rather than just boss him around, and even Finn was better than normal, with all of his Christmas spirit and Rachel dumping. This is yet more proof that these two should not be together. They’re just better characters outside of their relationship.
And even Mr. Shue was better this time, largely due to the fact that he acted more or less like a teacher and pretty much just interacted with adults. Was it totally weird that all of the glee kids bailed on their families to put candy canes on their teacher’s tree (not a euphemism)? Yes, and yet this is the kind of thing you have to turn your brain off for here. Also, I get that Shue is divorced, but … doesn’t he have parents? Siblings? He grew up in the area, I mean, surely there’s a creepy uncle or two lurking around that he could spend Christmas with. And yeah, I said creepy uncle. That shit runs in the family.
Alright, guys–let’s chat about it. What did you think of Glee’s first Christmas episode? Favorite songs? Best lines? Great Brittany moments? And most importantly, I have to know … did any of your Barbies and Kens ever cheat on each other, a la Brittany’s? And, related, Tampa shout out! Discuss it all in the comments!