As Jane Lynch (aka Sue Sylvester) explains, last year’s Glee Christmas episode was so offensive to FOX executives that it was not allowed to air. This year however, following audience outcry and several judicious edits, the never-before-seen footage is finally being made available.
Will picks Sam and Tina to head up the gleeks’ entry in the 50th Decorating contest. While the pair goes all out on their all natural “Green is Good”-themed décor in order to claim the prized trophy (and glory) for themselves, they discover that the true meaning of the holiday isn’t about material gains or individual honors. When the school’s manger scene is defaced, Principal Figgins asks New Directions to replace the vandalized holiday decoration with a “Living Nativity,” leading to a competition for the role of the Virgin Mary. All the girls – including Unique – vie for the part, except for Kitty, who seems uncharacteristically uninterested in being the center of attention. In the wake of her breakup with Brittany, Santana travels to New York to spend the holidays with Kurt and Rachel. The three get temp jobs as Santa’s elves at a Manhattan mall, but find themselves frustrated and at odds with an impatient crowd of kids… until the timely arrival of a mysterious benefactor who promises to renew their Christmas spirit.
I HAVE TO SAY THIS……..
Darren was INVITED to join this cast and sign SONDHEIM!
Do you understand what a HUGE freaking deal that is???
If the name Sondheim does not strike fear in you - then you don’t know Sondheim very well.
I say this because Darren has gotten picked on for his vocals a lot and it irritates me - because he IS REALLY DAMN GOOD (especially if you listen back to his college years - his improvement is amazing - the tone quality and strength is something to commend him for)
Darren himself has often said he is an actor who can sing - but he is becoming a legit triple threat (not because he has a large dance background - but because what makes Darren an unstoppable force is he doesn’t allow his lack of formal training stop him from doing everything 125% at all times - his performance in all three areas in H2$ was brilliant!)
His performance of “something’s coming” for season three was beautiful - if you don’t understand how difficult that song is - again you are not listening and catching the subtleties and complexities of Sondheim.
It amazed me to read a story that said that during a break filming “Something’s coming” Darren asked one of the orchestra members if he could use her violin and sat down and played the music note for note. She said she was awed by his sight reading skills and abilities.
This is a man with a classily trained ear (thanks to the violin beginnings) - he has a strong sense of pitch and ability to hold harmonies - if you notice he is frequently the cast member in Glee that is harmonizing. He knows when he is off and he does his best to fix it - but his ability to move within a chord and understand his limitations is truly admirable and needs to be appreciated.
It really bothers me when people say he isn’t as good as Chris - Him and Chris have two totally different (although both equally amazing and gorgeous voices). There is a reason that their voices work so well together - it is because neither of them is trying to be the super star off of the other - they just sing and trust each other - it works - so stop comparing.
Darren has a vocal range that continues to grow - and it bothers me more than a little that people say he doesn’t. in “baby it’s cold outside” him and Chris flipped and Darren took the high notes at the end.
THIS IS FREAKING SONDHEIM!
His role in this documentary may not seem like much - but it really is
I love seeing Darren on my tv.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Anonymous prompted: First time Blaine calls Kurt a pet name before they’re dating!
Kurt looks up from his text book to see Blaine standing in front of him, smiling brightly. He’s hit with a sense of déjà vu, thinking back to a week ago when Blaine coaxed him into crooning a flirty rendition of Baby It’s Cold Outside together, and he feels his cheeks flush.
"Oh, you know, just trying to not fail all my classes before Christmas break. What about you?"
Blaine leans in, and Kurt’s breath catches in his throat. “Well, it’s miserably cold outside so I was thinking of taking a trip to the Lima Bean to get some hot coffee and maybe share a muffin with a dear friend.” He blinks, his sweet smile reaching his eyes. “Care to join me?”
this is unacceptable
If I weren’t such a die-hard Klainer, I’d ship this like fucking FedEx.
A threesome would solve everything