The following contains spoilers. You’ve been warned.
It’s time for the Christmas episode! Yay. I’m one of those people who deliberately does not listen to Christmas music or do Christmas-y things eleven months out of the year, because I love to save up the specialness for December. Needless to say, I was excited to sit down and watch the kids of McKinley High serenade me with highly choreographed musical numbers.
I was expecting more of a ‘holiday’ themed episode rather than a ‘Christmas’ one, because, you know, political correctness; I was just hoping that they wouldn’t mock the Christian culture. They can have their Santa and Rudolph, so long as they leave the Baby Jesus alone.
But they didn’t. Nope, of course they brought the baby in the manger into the mix, because would it be “Glee”if it weren’t controversial? So what controversial atrocity did they commit regarding the birth of the Messiah? One of the kids read an account of it, straight from the book of Luke.
Someone probably forgot to tell the writers that Luke is in the Bible.
Furthermore, the reading was used as a turn-around moment during which the characters realized how selfish they were acting in their own pursuits of fame and/or Christmas gifts. The whole ‘peace on earth and good will towards men’ is what really seemed to get them, rather than the whole savior aspect, but that’s not really surprising given the Christless state of much of Christianity today.
At least it got the kids to stop acting like whiny brats and actually do something for people other than themselves. Baby steps, I guess.
The rest of the episode consisted of an incredibly bizarre Christmas special for the local PBS station in Lima. Seriously, it was like they were trying to recreate “The Burns and Allen Show,” except with the gay guys singing a romantic duet, people showing up in Star Wars costumes, and I didn’t see it, but I’m pretty sure there was a crack pipe in there somewhere. Or maybe I just felt like I was on crack while I watched it. It was totally weird.
Glee is off until January, so I will wish you all a very merry Christmas, turn off the cable, and pop “White Christmas“ into the DVD player because it’s that time of years and Bing, Danny, and Rosemary make me exorbitantly happy, and totally would’ve kicked glee club butt at regionals.