Season 2 Episode 10

A Very Glee Christmas

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



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

  • Allusions

    • 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).