Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Glee "A Very Glee Christmas": You're a Slight One, Mr. Glee

The holiday archetypes are all there. A bah humbug / Grinch (Sue? Check). The naive child full of hope / Cindy Lou Who (Brittany? Check). Caroling, tree decorating, a couple Christmas miracles, smother it in cheese and chase it with some sap. Boom... X-mas special. "A Very Glee Christmas" seems almost entirely inspired by animated specials, which sort of works in that Sue and Brittany are kind of cartoon-like anyway. Still, the episode manages to also squeeze in some of the sadness and/or loneliness of the holiday (just a smidge... don't want to any channel changing).

The Glee Christmas album has been out for a few weeks, and the thing I took away from it listening to it prior was, man... good thing you buried k.d. lang singing "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch, as it's the only rendition you'd want to hear again. Imagine if they'd lead with that one?

Playlist: Glee - Episode 2.10
1. "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" - Glee Cast [Amazon / iTunes]
2. "We Need A Little Christmas" - Glee Cast [Amazon / iTunes]
3. "Merry Christmas Darling" - Glee Cast [Amazon / iTunes]
4. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" - Glee Cast [Amazon / iTunes]
5. "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch - k.d. lang [Amazon / iTunes]
6. "Last Christmas" - Glee Cast [Amazon / iTunes]
7. "Welcome Christmas" - Glee Cast [Amazon / iTunes]

Previously; "Special Education" (Episode 2.09)

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