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Glee, Season 5, Episode 8, “Previously Unaired Christmas”

Written by Ross Maxwell

Directed by Wendey Stanzler

Airs Thursday 9pm Et on Fox

Glee‘s “Previously Unaired Christmas” should have stayed hidden in the archives. Overly contrived and without the show’s typical well-done music numbers to keep it afloat, this episode should never have seen the light of day. Between the hamster posing as a vole, Sam and Unique’s obviously current hair, and Sue being nice, this episode keeps us laughing at the characters, instead of with them.

First let us address “Mary’s Boy Child”, Jamaican style, with tear-away fur coats and sparkly white leotards (except for Unique, who looks like a drag queen posing as a sailor). Why? My first question is, who thought that was a good idea to begin with? That person then had to convince a room full of other writers and producers that it was »

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