Here’s what you missed on Glee: New Directions gets a big offer to film a holiday special for a local Lima TV station, but unfortunately it conflicts with the appearance Sue scheduled for them at the local soup kitchen. Isn’t Christmas the time for giving? For Sam and Quinn it is, but all the other kids opt for fame and glory over generosity. Until the plug gets pulled on the special, and they all show up to lend a hand. Rachel learns an important lesson and instead of exchanging Christmas (Hanukkah?) gifts with Finn, they return them and donate the money to charity. And that’s what you missed on Glee!


This was a polarizing episode of Glee. (Aren’t they all these days?) Some people liked the Christmas special portion of the episode, others found it dull. Some people were bothered by Rachel’s sudden obsession with Christmas (remember, she’s Jewish) while others enjoyed the lesson about the true Christmas spirit that we all learned. No matter where you stand though, it seems like almost everyone agreed on two things: “Let Them Know It’s Christmastime” is an awkward song to sing at a soup kitchen and the clothes in this episode were off the hook. For the most part. But let’s kick things off with the holiday outfits that were feeling a little more morose than merry.

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Quinn looks nice here, but everyone else could use an extra dose of holiday cheer. Uh, Tina? Just because you’re wearing a cute hat doesn’t mean you’re dressed well. White tights are for toddlers or nurses and paired with those red shoes and giant collar, you look as though you’re dressed as an elf. Holiday, yes. Holiday chic, no.

 

And this is simply the first of many times we’ll see Sam dressed as though he’s trying to blend into the wall. Here’s another example:

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Come on Sam, step it up. You’re setting a terrible example for the Irish kid.

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What’s his name again? Oh right, Rory. It’s hard to remember because his one distinguishing characteristic is “Irish”. He sang about feeling homesick over the holidays, but the only person who seemed to care was Sam.

 

Once most of the glee kids chose to bail on their gig at the soup kitchen, Quinn was feeling pretty blue herself. Her green outfit (which I couldn’t get a great look at) was merry, but her face was all kinds of morose.

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I’m convinced that the writers have given Quinn a terrible storyline this season because Dianna Agron just looks so damn pretty when she’s sad. I love the bold lips she’s been doing lately.

 

Also looking rather morose? Kurt. For the most part Kurt delivered in the outlandish holiday attire department, but then he also showed up like this:

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What is this, your audition for the lead role in A Very Camo Christmas? And why is that headband flattening your hair like that? Kurt, you’ve let me down.

 

The McKinley High faculty also got into the festive holiday spirit, but in all the wrong ways. Mr. Schu showed up in a plaid vest that’s even louder and more obnoxious than his rapping.

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Gross.

 

Even worse was Sue. Wearing Adidas tracksuits in red and green don’t make them festive. She could have at least worn a sparkly one or something.

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The most morose of all were the members of New Directions who were assigned the worst parts in the Christmas special. Enter Finn and Puck.

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Artie’s obsession with the Star Wars Christmas special really made his own take a turn for the worse. It just made no sense at all. But at least these boys got to sing a song.

 

I can only assume that Mike Chang’s part got cut in favor of the Yule log video.

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He played Santa. Yawn. He didn’t even get to dance very much.

 

Still, it could have been worse. He could have been Itchy The Elf.

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This is tragic. The poor guy! It’s Christmas, he’s away from his friends and family, AND he has to dress up in a humiliating elf costume? Yikes. Let’s move on to the fun, festive fashion.