Christmas (or Hanukkah, or whatever you are or are not celebrating) is here! Happy holidays!
1. What just happened?!
Darn icy pavements. Artie slipped while riding his wheelchair and by the look of the scar on his cheek, he slipped hard. He also bummed his head, presumably. Cue for weirdly entertaining dream in black and white.
In New York, Rachel packs her bag for a holiday cruise. Kurt gets a surprise visit from his dad. While Burt makes a very cute effort creating new Christmas memories for his son, he also has some bad news to share. Blaine and Kurt spend Christmas together, just like they used to. Too bad one of them forgot to bring the chemistry they used to have.
Puck is once again back at McKinley, this time to protect his brother from bullies. He convinces Jake to travel to Los Angeles together. They visit movie sets, sing a Hanukkah song supported by a dancing ensemble and discover that the one thing that Christmas is about, is not in Los Angeles but back home: their family. Their family could totally apply for Modern Family and both moms have some trouble adjusting to one another. If it wasn’t for the spirit of Hanukkah.
But who cares about Christmas if we might not even make it?! Sam and Brittany are strong believers of the Mayan calendar and prepare for doom day. That might involve a wedding, or not.
Sue picks Millie Rose (Marley’s mom, remember?) for secret Santa. Apparently even Sue lets her heart be light on Christmas.
2. What was the most memorable quote or dialog this episode?
– Rory: “No glue, no glee.”
– Sam, after performing Jingle Bell Rock: “And here’s another rock.”
– Millie: “I wanted to say thank you for what you did for Marley and me.” Sue: “I have no idea what you’re talking about. I had nothing to do with the making of that film.”
3. Cuteness vs. Useless
+ First of all, I love Glee Christmas episodes. Not only because I’m (probably a little too) excited about Christmas music in general, I just like the positive Christmas vibe. Who doesn’t cheer for the one day that even Sue Sylvester shows heart?
+/- Dancing, walking and non-glasses Artie is pretty cool. And what a joy for Kevin it must have been to finally record a dancing number. The dance moves were hilarious (props to the rest of the cast keeping straight faces) and no difficulties for a song like Feliz Navidad to bring a smile on people’s faces. At least on mine. Too bad everything else in this weird dream sucked. In the end, the whole scene didn’t add much to the rest of the episode. Mostly, it was fun to see Kevin dance again (Safety Dance is still one of my favorites) and a great excuse for Rory’s short return!!
– Nooo, Burt having cancer?!Give that guy a break Glee writers, we do not want to lose our favorite tv dad.
+ Yaaaay, it’s Michael Bublé and Shania Twain’s White Christmas! Performed by Kurt and Blaine! Yaaaay!
+ Hold it right there. I would like to take a moment to announce our petition in favor of a Jacob Artist en Mark Salling singing duo. They sound great together! And what a happy song.
+ Cheerleaders dressed as reindeers. Only on Glee. Creative choreography there.
+ Marley performing The First Noel (actually live, yes!!) got me teary.
4. Rate it! (on a scale from 0 to 10)
Have yourself a merry little christmas, All That Cubeness readers! 8/8,5
What did you think of this week’s episode?