Tonight's holiday episode was overloaded with songs, which is no surprise. Their special episodes always get bloated that way. Not that I don't enjoy Christmas music, but I like Glee so much better when the episodes actually care more about the stories than the songs. Call me crazy. Moving on.
In what shouldn't really come as a surprise to anyone, Artie finds out at the top of the hour that Brittany still believes in Santa. He decides to convince the glee club to just go with it, to let her have the magic of Christmas. They agree, but things get complicated when they go to visit Santa at the mall and Brittany asks for Artie to be able to walk. That's a wish they just can't quite grant. They recruit Coach Beiste to help out with the situation, dressing up as Santa to go visit Brittany and let her down gently. Beiste does her best to do just that, but Britt just isn't feeling the Christmas spirit anymore. Artie takes her home to console her, and there they find this swanky walking machine thing that can make Artie walk for short periods of time. A Christmas miracle? Sort of. Coach Beiste bought it and secretly put it in Brittany's living room, making one Christmas wish come true. D'awww. Jeez. I must be a sap because I may have had a tear in my eye.
Meanwhile, Rachel is trying to get back into Finn's good graces by embracing his love of Christmas. She tries to give him the gift of her song (gag) and later tries to kiss him while they're looking for a tree. Finn, however, is not having it. After having his only two girlfriends both cheat on him, I'd say he's got a point. He says they're broken up for good, but I think there's still a light at the end of that tunnel.
Sue does what comes naturally to her - she decides to sabotage the secret santa the teachers do every year by making everyone get her as their person. This results in the teachers rebelling and taking all of the gifts back to give to charity. Sue won't have it, though, and dresses up as the Grinch, with Becky as her reindog, to steal all of the stuff back again. At first she gets to revel in her "win," but when she sees that despite her trying to ruin Christmas, the glee kids still have the spirit anyway, she decides to turn things around. You see, Will is feeling lonely during this time of year now that he's divorced and Emma has married Carl. When he comes home to his empty house, he soon finds out that it's not empty. Sue has set up all of the stuff she stole in his living room, with the help of the glee kids. She does still gift him with a razor, for shaving off his hair, naturally.
And that's about it. I will say that I loved Will's idea of "A Soul" for Sue's gift, and how his act of rebellion leaving her office was to take the phone off the hook. I barely wrote down any quotes tonight, though. Is it my laziness, or were there not that many? Perhaps a combination of the two. Oh well.
The Most Wonderful Day of the Year
We Need a Little Christmas
Merry Christmas, Darling
Baby, It's Cold Outside
You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch (or Sue the Grinch)
"My mastery of camouflage was the only thing that kept me from being court-martialed after that Mee-Li misunderstanding." - Sue (that's just my best guess)
"You know what they say, early's late if you make tomorrow yesterday." - Beiste
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