Season 2 Episode 10

A Very Glee Christmas

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Dec 07, 2010 on FOX
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Episode Summary

It's Christmas time at McKinley High and Finn tries to get everyone in the holiday spirit; Brittany needs no help because she still believes in Santa Claus. In other news, Sue scams the teacher's Secret Santa.

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  • A Very Glee Christmas...

    This episode gets into the christmas spirit with some christmas classics including Wham Last Christmas and a new song...'Sue the Grinch' (yes Sue in green face paint and Becky as a reindog..they do exist).

    This episode is very sweet,adorable and shows the softer side of the characters. Brittany steals the spotlight, with her belief in Santa and Artie's desire to keep her believing. although which backfires when he finds out that Brittany has asked Santa for him to be able to walk again. This combines some humourous and touching scenes. This is one of my favourite episodes, which really does get you in the christmas spirit!moreless
  • This christmas episode is full of christmas numbers to sing along too

    I love this episode for many reasons. I feel the cast and crew got it just right by putting in a nice episode but still containing all the problems the Glee club face. I thought Rachel and Finn singing Last Christmas was very impressive as well as Kurt and Blaine's rendition of Baby it's cold outside. I am so happy that Sue Sylvester was the grinch because as soon as I knew what this episode was about, I pictured Sue being like that and she was. I don't know if you agree but I like Sue from the witty remarks she makes and her personality, being so different from all the other cast members and I think Sue definitely did not disappoint. I also loved the storylines in the episode. I felt sorry for Rachel, when Finn rejected her and I thought that the storyline with Brittany was creative. Overall, an episode where everything is spot on and just what we needed after watching a tense episode at Sectionals the week beforemoreless
  • A Christmas episode.. Glee style!

    If you could envision an episode of Glee that would encapsulate Christmas, it would probably end up just like this episode. Overall, there was no big surprises here; everything happened as I assumed it would happen, and besides a couple of good renditions of songs and some random lines from different characters, we had a pretty cut and paste episode this week. There was just about nothing in the way of advancing the story, and we just got a stand alone plot involving Sue pretending to be the Grinch and ruining Christmas. Predictable, but pretty entertaining in spots.

    I thought it was completely insane that Brittany would not know Santa didn't exist. She's obviously a empty-minded girl, but I didn't think it was THIS bad. And the group's attempts to keep her believing was a bit strange and seems like bad reinforcing behavior for friends to show.

    I also hope the Rachel and Finn relationship doesn't get dragged out. I've been hearing through the grapevine that some people are going to be breaking up and getting together, and I just hope Ryan Murphy doesn't screw around with the dynamic of the show too much. It's enough to have one or two couples fighting to stay together.. we don't need ANOTHER one.

    Not bad, but I'm just looking forward to the Super Bowl episode at this point.moreless
  • the christmas episode chock full of excellent songs. Rachel and Finn break up, Sue is a grinch who stuffs the secret csatna hat with her own name

    i am not going to go into a long rant like most people do. Rachel gets on my nerves. of the seven female glee club members i only like three. Mercedes, Tina and the charater who just joined Glee Club i forget her name.

    my favorite song in the chritmas episode is their version of the song from the end of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

    I hope there's a christmas episode in season three. because i love christmas episodes of all the shws i watch.

    I love Glee because I love musicals and well written shows. May Glee have a long successful runmoreless
  • Kurt are Blaine stealing the show! Their duo in this episode is simply FANTASTIC!! Kudos for Sue's The Grinch.

    Well, so far I haven't liked any Glee specials. It seems the writers take an alternative track and all the rest is left behind. Glee Club singing around the tree was right. But the greatest moment for me was when Kurt and Blaine sang in duo. It was not REALLY a Christmas song, but it worked for the scene. They were both PERFECT!! Chris Colfer is taking a big responsability on his shoulders by playing Kurt. I'm waaay past being a teenager and this character touches me deeply. I hope he becomes a role model to many out there who don't see themselves as the macho type. Way to go!moreless
Jernard Burks

Jernard Burks

Mall Santa

Guest Star

Scott T. Henson

Scott T. Henson


Guest Star

Corina Boettger

Corina Boettger

Student #1

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Harry Shum Jr.

Harry Shum Jr.

Mike Chang

Recurring Role

Chord Overstreet

Chord Overstreet

Sam Evans

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James Earl

James Earl


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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" plays as Sue destroys the choir room, it is a duet between K.D. Lang and Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester).

    • Music featured in this episode: "Baby It's Cold Outside" by Frank Loesser.
      "Merry Christmas, Darling" by The Carpenters.
      "We Need a Little Christmas" from Mame.
      "Welcome Christmas" from the TV Special How the Grinch Stole Christmas! based on Dr. Seuss' book.
      "Last Christmas" by George Michael.
      "Deck the Rooftop" by a Mash-up of "Deck the Halls" and "Up on the House Top".

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Artie: It's called a ReWalk. Some guy in Israel invented it. I can't use it all the time, but…Check me out.
      Quinn: Where did you get it?
      Brittany: We went home and it was sitting under my Christmas tree.
      Sam: How the hell did you afford that thing?
      Brittany: I didn't buy it. I didn't know what it was. I thought it was a Transformer.
      Artie: I assumed her dad got it for me, but he has no idea where it came from. He went to take a long poop, and when he came back it was there.
      Rachel: So if no one we know bought it for you, then…
      Brittany: Santa brought it.
      Mercedes: Santa.
      Artie: Santa.
      Quinn: A real Christmas miracle.

    • Rachel: Now that you're divorced and Ms. Pillsbury married another guy, I guess you'll be spending Christmas Eve alone.
      Will: Yes, Rachel. I am.
      Rachel: Well, i know how painful being alone can feel, so if you want, you can come over to my house. We're going to eat Chinese and watch The Main Event.
      Will: Thanks, Rachel. I think I'm going to pass. Nothing wrong with being alone.

    • Sue: Well, Becky, we did it. We got all my presents back. And as satisfying as it is to have been gifted enough rotisserie ovens to roast an entire hobo-for me, the real joy of Christmas was breaking the collective heart of the Glee club.
      Becky: What's that, Coach.
      ("Welcome, Christmas" being sung by the Glee Club)
      Becky:Christmas came anyways, Coach. It's beautiful.
      Sue: It is.

    • Artie: What's going on?
      Brittany: I think I've lost the Christmas spirit. It's Santa. I don't know if I can tell you. I used to believe that Santa could do anything. If Santa isn't magical, I don't even know if I want to believe anymore. It isn't fair that you can't walk, Artie. I feel so terrible.
      Artie: Hey, look at me. I'm fine.

    • Rachel: Last year, for Christmas, I asked Santa to give me you.
      Finn: It's not last year anymore.
      Rachel: It's Christmas, Finn. It's time for you to forgive me.
      Finn: No, I-I can't. Okay? This is wrong. I shouldn't have brought you here. You messed me up, Rachel. Can't you see how screwed up I am about this? I've had two girlfriends, and both of them have cheated on me. Maybe you can ask Santa again for me next year. I'm officially breaking up with you.

    • Will: (referring to Blaine) Someone special?
      Kurt: No, just a friend. But on the upside, I am in love with him, and he's actually gay. I call that progress.

    • Mercedes: I've been a very good, girl, Santa. I want a pony, and a doll that laughs and cries and…(sniffs) One of us smells like McDonalds.
      Lauren: I would like Puckerman to love me. He's a fox. I would also like sweet potato fries.
      Santana: I want bling; I can't be more specific than that. Okay, wait, hold up. Please tell me that is a roll of Certs in your pocket.
      Quinn: Do you have anything for stretch marks?
      Sam: Chapstick. Lots of Chapstick.
      Mike: I want Channing Tatum to stop being in stuff.
      Tina: When does Asian Santa arrive?

    • Santa: Ho, ho, ho! What's your name
      Brittany: Brittany. You've gotten really tan.
      Santa: That's because at the North Pole there's a hole in the ozone.
      Brittany: You're amazing. I know you're really busy, so I only want one thing for Christmas. Do you see my boyfriend over there? For Christmas, I want him to be able to walk. You can do that, can't you, Santa?
      Santa: Sure...I'm on it
      Brittany: Thank you so much Santa.
      Artie: Now we're screwed.

    • Brittany: Last year, I left my stocking up over Christmas vacation, and an entire family of mice started living in it. Their Christmas gift to each other was rabies. I told my parents that I only want one thing for Christmas this year: stop friend requesting me on Facebook. What are you asking Santa for? Artie: I'm sorry. Brittany: Artie...the roads to the North Pole are getting treacherous. You need to write your letter to Santa really fast and get it in the mail today. And remember, even the smallest envelope is heavy for an elf. Artie: No. way.

    • Sue: You're a regular Agatha Christie. Except even more sexless.

    • Will: I thought you hated the holidays.
      Sue: Nah. I just hate you.

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Vánoce (Christmas)

    • After this episode aired the following nominations were made:
      17th Screen Actors Guild Awards (announced on December 16, 2010)
      • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series-Max Adler, Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison, Mike O'Malley, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, Mark Salling, Harry Shum Jr., Iqbal Theba, and Jenna Ushkowitz
      • Outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series- Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel
      • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series- Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester

      68th Annual Golden Globe Awards (announced on December 14, 2010)
      • Best Television Series-Comedy or Musical (Ryan Murphy Television, Twentieth Century Fox Television-WON
      • Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series-Comedy or Musical-Lea Michele as Rachel Berry
      • Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series-Comedy or Musical-Matthew Morrison as Will Schuester
      • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television-Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester-WON
      • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television-Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel-WON

    • Alternate Episode Title: Sue the Grinch.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: December 7, 2010 on Global
      Latin America: January 27, 2011 on FOX
      Australia: January 31, 2011 on Ten
      United Kingdom: March 14, 2011 on E4/E4 HD
      Sweden: March 23, 2011 on TV11
      Czech Republic: October 22, 2011 on Prima LOVE
      Slovakia: November 13, 2011 on JOJ


    • Mercedes: We're going all 'Gift of the Magi' to raise money to buy homeless kids those school supplies.

      In "The Gift of the Magi", a short story written by William Sydney Porter, a young married couple sell their favorite possessions in order to buy the other their Christmas present. The man sells his pocket watch in order to buy expensive combs, and the woman cuts and sells her hair in order to buy a pocket watch chain. The glee club members are going to copy the story by intending to sell their watches (the boys) and cut their hair (the girls).