It’s Christmas at McKinley High. What will the Glee folk be doing? Singing, decorating and providing holiday cheer? Of course. And throw in shopping, trading gifts and wondering where they will spend the holidays.
Rachel wants a bunch of gifts, of course. Finn looks confused when she hands him a list.
There are a few musical numbers. We have an Irish version of Blue Christmas. Why is it he sings with no Irish lilt?
Lots of great Christmas singing.
Finn gives Rachel her gift – it’s a pig. For a third world village who is hungry. She is less than thrilled for helping out the world.
We go to what looks like a set, with an audience and cheesy laugh line. And they play to the TV, but like they’re not? Huh?
Not sure if I like the black and white, throwback version of Blaine and Kurt’s place. But Rachel and Mercedes show up and sing, so who is to complain. Actually, three of the four voices sound similar, which is funny. Is Kurt a soprano?
Finn and Puck show up dressed…as Star Wars characters? But they aren’t, because that would be copyright infringement. Somehow it leads to global warming and Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town. Finn and Puck rock out the song and perform for Rachel, Mercedes, Kurt and Blaine.
The cheerleaders show up in Santa suits and sing and dance for everyone.
Then the elf shows up – it’s our Irish elf! He’s supposed to read Frosty, but goes for the Christmas story instead. Awww, how nice as everyone listens.
Back to the shelter and serving holiday food. And Sue is still nice. Time for a holiday number to end it out…we have them doing a rendition of We Are the World. The whole gang is at the shelter. Don’t they have families? At least some of them? OK, the music is great and the kids all sound perfect.
Sue watches the performance with a look on her face. Maybe she realizes how important the arts really are and what they can bring people over the holidays.
Rachel shows off her pig, Barbara, to Finn. And he decides to buy her another gift. He gave her a star, named after him. So when she’s lonely and wants to see him, she just has to look in the sky. But on cloudy days, she’ll need something else. So he gave her jewelry and she said it was too much. She didn’t deserve it all.
Aww, the two alone boys are ringing the bell outside of the Salvation Army bell. Rachel and Finn show up with a wad of cash to donate. They sold their gifts to each other and donate it to the cause. The foursome ring the bells and the donations pour in. How nice.
No more Glee for a few weeks!