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Has anyone here given thought to the idea that Christ or Jesus, which ever you prefer was actually Jewish, his parents were as well. As he grew up he observed the laws and customs of his Jewish ancestors.
Becoming Christian has a lot more to do with following an man whose main philosophy was treat others as you would be treated. Christmas is not about gift giving it is more about treating everyone with love and respect.
I wish people would stop trashing Christmas.
Yeah, Glee totally messed up with the Rachel being obsessed with Christmas thing. They could have fixed it with a dumb one liner, but it wasn't even brought up until the end where it was TOTALLY out of place.
The Glee Xmas 2011 show was a decent effort that accomplished less than it hoped for because the SATIRICAL were just too STALE. It could have been saved by: 1)showing more "earnest amateurishness" in the B/W section performances [remember Mattress World?]; 2)editing down to single verses of all songs in the PBS special; 3)restoring Santana's Santa Baby number, also shortened; 4)stop re-hashing the "Rachel is a self-centered b****h with zero insight into her own behavior" then "oh, yeah, now I get it" plots. How lazy is that, writers??? The talented cast (and Matt M. as director) was let down. Music great as always, Adam Anders is brilliant.
I'd give the show a D this season. I liked that they were having many story arcs and letting all of the characters have some time -- but I think a lot of the storylines have been rather poor (I sort of think that Murphy thinks, or that there's a writers' consensus, that drama is always about evil, which would mean every character has to become evil ... at least for their story arc). I don't think that connects with current high school experiences (that the norm includes a student sleeping with a teacher or a student trying to damage an infant's health in order to have a teacher found to be an unfit mother, or a teacher running for Congress, or the school completely ignopring all the Santana and Brittany bullying ... or on and on. In the first year especially, much of the drama was about New Directions trying to be good, trying to compete, trying to win their niche in the school. Instead, they've also made the star of the show semi-schizophrenic in anything evil they can stick to he
2. More unbelievable. I'd have to say Rachel. Not because she went at Xmas with gusto (she goes at everything with gusto) but because she seemed to have forgotten (again) that she was Jewish. I hate that. I'm not Jewish and yet watching her go Christmas crazy offended me. Because it's the second Christmas in a row that the writers blatantly seemd to disregard Hannukah. I mean they play up the fact that she and Puck are Jewish any other time, but when it counts the most they couldn't even put a Menorah in the background...they managed to slip in a Happy Hannukah as an afterthought at the end when the camera was panning out and she was being drowned out by...duh..duh..duh Christmas music. I found it annoying to watch.What's the deal there? I mean I would have no problem with her having fun with Christmas, I know some Jewish people who celebrate both, I just wish it wasn't at the expense of her own religion.
3.Hmm the special...I didn't get it. I was starting to wonder if my s
1.Fave Song: Will have to be All I Want For Christmas. Mercedes did a fantastic job with it, it's been great that she's been getting more time to shine vocally. I loved the song, I loved the scene for the most part, and I loved the fact that in those two minutes I was still hopeful and positively gleeful that the episode would be spectacular.Sure, I lost the feeling seconds later but for those two minutes it was glorious...
I agreed with Chris. The christmas special is ridiculously funny and entertaining. I love Rachel's and Kurt's acting skills. As for favorite song, I'm with you again Chris! "All I Want For Christmas" is just awesome. (I actually like Mercedes) For grade, I'll give it an A- since Glee has been giving us Glee-ish things since the start of the season.
p.s.: If someday Matt decides to stop watching Glee, I hope you continue writing reviews for Glee, Chris :D I actually love your pieces in Season 2 and on "Hold On To Sixteen" episode.
Glee has great actors, nices settings and killer performances. The only problem is the stories. They're making the same mistake as Heroes, getting to confortable with their status quo and not making their characters evolve.
The special was the worst thing I've seen on television since I put myself through the first episode of Whitney this past September. My Name Is Earl did a similar thing a few years back, where they spoofed 50s tv with black and white cameras, a laugh-track, the whole nine. The difference was that the actors and writers are funny so they made it work in a comedic sense. Nothing about this attempt was funny, unless you wanted to laugh at the mere fact that they were doing it. As in, is this really happening? Are 8 million people watching this train wreck right now? Kinda funny.
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