"A Very Glee Christmas" is the first Christmas episode of the FOX musical-drama series Glee.


The William McKinley High School faculty hold a Secret Santa gift exchange, but cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) tampers with the outcome, ensuring that she receives all the gifts. Glee club director Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) sends the club, New Directions, caroling around the school to raise money for a local homeless charity. As a result of their unpopularity, they are met with verbal and physical abuse from students and staff alike. At Dalton Academy in Westerville, Ohio, former New Directions member Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) sings a duet of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" with his friend and mentor Blaine (Darren Criss), who is auditioning for Kings Island's Christmas Spectacular. Will visits Kurt seeking advice on a gift for Sue, and Kurt reveals that he has fallen in love with Blaine.

Glee club co-captain Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) attempts to make amends with her ex-boyfriend Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith), having previously cheated on him with his best friend Puck (Mark Salling). Finn is particularly hurt as Rachel is the second of his girlfriends to cheat with Puck, and tells her he is officially ending their relationship. Club member Artie Abrams (Kevin McHale) discovers that his girlfriend Brittany Pierce (Heather Morris) still believes in Santa Claus, and has the other members visit a Santa's Workshop Christmas Grotto to reinforce her belief. Brittany asks the grotto's Santa to restore Artie's ability to walk. Hoping to maintain her faith, Artie convinces football coach Shannon Beiste (Dot Marie Jones) to dress as Santa and explain to Brittany that this particular wish cannot be granted. Brittany is bitterly disappointed, until Beiste secretly purchases Artie a ReWalk, a mobility device which allows him to stand and walk with the assistance of forearm crutches.

Will and the other faculty members discover Sue's deception and reclaim their gifts with the intent of donating them to the homelessness charity. Incensed, Sue dresses as the Grinch with her favorite cheerleader Becky Jackson as Max and steals back the presents, vandalising the choir room's Christmas decorations in the process. Brittany shows up in the middle of the theft, filling the Cindy Lou Who role - she asks "Santa" where he's taking the presents and decorations, and the Grinch explains that a light bulb is out and he is taking it to the North Pole for repairs. The club members are dismayed by the theft, but Will encourages them to give a private performance to the faculty, many of whom make charitable donations. When Sue overhears New Directions performing "Welcome Christmas", she regrets her actions and returns the presents to Will, bringing the New Directions members to decorate his apartment and spread holiday cheer.



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20th Century Studios
Miracle on 34th Street (1955 remake) (1973 remake) (1994 remake) • Die HardDie Hard 2Home AloneHome Alone 2: Lost in New YorkGeorge Balanchine's The NutcrackerTrapped in ParadiseJingle All the WayHome Alone 4The Family StoneDeck the Halls12 Men of ChristmasHome Alone: The Holiday HeistJingle All the Way 2
Television episodes and specials
Live-action shows
"Dear Dad" • "Dear Sis" • "Death Takes a Holiday" • "All About Christmas Eve" • "Christmas Story" • "Santa Baby" • "Kay's Gift" • "Merry Catnip" • "Christmas Carol" • "Emily" • "How the Ghosts Stole Christmas" • "Amends" • "Cookies for Santa" • "The Man in the Fallout Shelter" • "The Santa in the Slush" • "The Goop on the Girl" • "A Very Glee Christmas" • "Extraordinary Merry Christmas" • "The 23rd" • "Glee, Actually" • "Santa" • "Previously Unaired Christmas" • "LAXmas"
Animated shows and specials
The Simpsons and Futurama "Simpson Christmas" • "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" • "Marge Be Not Proud" • "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace" • "Grift of the Magi" • "Xmas Story" • "Skinner's Sense of Snow" • "She of Little Faith" • "A Tale of Two Santas" • "'Tis the Fifteenth Season" • "Simpson Christmas Stories" • "Kill Gil, Volumes I & II" • "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular" • "The Fight Before Christmas" • "Holidays of Future Passed" • "White Christmas Blues" • "I Won't Be Home for Christmas • "The Nightmare After Krustmas" • "'Tis the 30th Season" • "Bobby, It's Cold Outside" • "The Way of The Dog" • "A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas"
King of the Hill "The Unbearable Blindness of Laying" • "Pretty, Pretty Dresses" • "Hillennium" • "'Twas the Nut Before Christmas" • "The Father, the Son, and J.C." • "Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C and Propane" • "Ms. Wakefield"
Family Guy, American Dad!, and The Cleveland Show "A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas" • "The Best Christmas Story Never" • "The Most Adequate Christmas Ever" • "Rapture's Delight" • "A Cleveland Brown Christmas" • "Road to the North Pole" • "For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls" • "Murray Christmas" • "Season's Beatings" • "Die Semi-Hard" • "Jesus, Mary and Joseph!" • "'Tis the Cleveland To Be Sorry" • "Minstrel Krampus" • "Christmas Guy" • "Dreaming of a White Porsche Christmas" • "The 2000-Year-Old Virgin" • "How the Griffin Stole Christmas" • "Ninety North, Zero West" • "Don't Be a Dickens At Christmas" • "Santa, Schmanta" • "Christmas is Coming" • "Yule. Tide. Repeat."
Bob's Burgers "God Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins" • "Christmas in the Car" • "Father of the Bob" • "Nice-Capades" • "The Last Gingerbread House on the Left" • "The Bleakening" • "Better Off Sled" • "Have Yourself a Maily Linda Christmas" • "Yachty or Nice"
Other cartoons "Hook's Christmas" • "A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman" • Olive, the Other ReindeerIce Age: A Mammoth Christmas • "Miracle on Culpepper Slims Boulevard"
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