Season 3 Episode 9

Extraordinary Merry Christmas

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Dec 13, 2011 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Music Featured in this Episode:

      "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey

      "Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley

      "River" by Joni Mitchell

      "Extraordinary Merry Christmas" Original composition

      "Let It Snow" by Ella Fitzgerald

      "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music

      "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

      "Christmas Wrapping" by The Waitresses

      "Do They Know It's Christmas?" by Band Aid

  • Quotes

    • Rory: (Sam and Rory are fundraising for the Salvation Army) These bells remind me of home.
      Sam: You mean like church bells?
      Rory: No, my little brother Seamus gets lost all the time, so my dad makes him wear a bell around his neck so we can always find him.

    • Sue: Wheels, Porcelain, Other Gay. The Yuletide is upon us, and everyone knows that Christmas is a time for forgiveness. So I have decided to forgive you for having no talent and ruining the American songbook one mash-up at a time. I've also forgiven you for forcing me to run in and promptly lose an humiliating statewide election.
      Artie: We... accept your forgiveness?
      Sue: Now, Christmas isn't just a time when Jewish kids get slightly uncomfortable and dwarves get jobs as Santa's helpers in demeaning nonunion commercials that make them quietly die inside. No, Christmas is also a time to give back. Which is why, this Friday, I am volunteering at the Lima Homeless Shelter. And I thought maybe you and your fellow glee clubbers might want to pitch in by giving the gift of song.
      Kurt: Coach Sylvester, I've heard you say on several occasions that you don't believe in homelessness.
      Artie: You said you considered homeless people urban campers.
      Sue: Can I be honest with you, Stumbles, Gelfling, young Burt Reynolds? I lost my sister this past year, and this will be my first Christmas without her. And honestly, I'm just trying to keep myself occupied. I... I made plans to shoot reindeer from a helicopter with Sarah Palin, but she canceled. Apparently, Todd gets fussy when she misses his ballet recitals.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: December 13, 2011 on Global
      United Kingdom: December 15, 2011 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Australia: February 10, 2012 on Network TEN
      Norway: May 6, 2012 on TV2 Bliss
      Czech Republic: October 13, 2012 on Prima LOVE

  • Allusions