Tonight, Christmas comes early to Glee as this is the final episode of 2011.
Extraordinary Merry Christmas sees foreign exchange student, Rory feeling homesick. Mercedes, Santana and Brittany are back are in New Directions but with some difficult decisions to make. They have two different events scheduled for the same day: one will help others, the other will feed their ambitions. Which will they choose?
Finn and Santana put their past tension behind them as Santana helps Finn choose Rachel’s Christmas gift.
As it’s a Glee Christmas special, expect some cheesy moments as tribute is paid to the series we all associate with the festive period. That can be the only reason for Artie’s fantasy encounter with Chewbacca from Star Wars. Rory as Itchy the Christmas Elf is one of my favorite parts of this!
Artie, Kurt and Blaine do the right thing and sing at a local homeless shelter. It pays off when a local station approaches Artie to direct a Christmas special.
Matthew Morrison let slip a spoiler on Jimmy Kimmel Live Dec 1. He said they do an homage to the Star Wars Christmas special (George Lucas sent over the real Chewbacca to appear!) and also the Judy Garland 1960s Christmas special.
There I some festive cheer around too as we pointed out yesterday. At the end of the Christmas episode there’s a little hint that Rory might have a girlfriend on Valentine’s day
Also tonight, Finn and Santana have a great scene where they put their differences behind them. When he asks her to help him pick out a present for Rachel, she talks him out of a necklace, which she says sends the wrong message, and he decides to get her a pair of earrings instead.
Song list for tonight’s episode:
My Favorite Things – Lea Michele, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss
River” – Lea Michele (Rachel sings it on stage with the Glee club watching. It’s for the Christmas Special, but Artie doesn’t like it.)
All I Want for Christmas is You – Amber Riley
Extraordinary Merry Christmas – Lea Michele and Darren Chris
Let It Snow – Darren Criss and Chris Colfer
Blue Christmas – Damian McGinty
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – Boys
Do They Know it’s Christmas – New Directions
Santa Baby – Naya Rivera
Christmas Wrapping – Heather Morris
Take a look at our gallery below for some photo spoilers for tonight’s episode of Glee season 3.