Glee’s Very Extraordinar Holiday Spectacular!

The Glee Holiday Spectacular!

Imagine flipping through the television channels and you turned on Glee’s Extraordinary Merry Christmas, expecting a group of rambunctious teenagers covering a number of holiday pop songs, but instead you get a black-and-white homage to Judy Garland’s 1963 Christmas Special, complete with laugh tracks, a Luke Skywalker lookalike (including a lightsaber) and an Irish holiday elf!

Well, this Glee Christmas program was every bit as strange as it sounds, but maybe in today’s times it takes a show like this to spread holiday cheer and inspire the gift of giving.

The Glee Holiday Spectacular!

(Best Watched in Full-Screen Mode)

The Glee Cast: Do They Know It’s Christmas?

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Glee Star Cory Monteith Dead at 31, Found Alone in Vancouver Hotel Room

Glee Star Cory Monteith Dead at 31, Found Alone in Vancouver Hotel Room

Cory Monteith, who played Finn Hudson in the Fox hit television show Glee, was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room Saturday, Vancouver police said. He was 31. Police stated thar the cause of death was not immediately apparent, but they ruled out foul play. Monteith spent time in rehab earlier this year, checking into a drug addiction treatment facility in April. He had been frank about his struggles with substance abuse, telling Parade Magazine in 2011 that he began using drugs at 13, and by 19 went into rehab after his mother and friends intervened.

Monteith had been on the musical comedy show since it began in 2009. In 2011, he won a Teen Choice Award for top actor in a comedy. The show’s cast won a Screen Actors Guild award for an ensemble in a comedy the prior year.

Cory Monteith’s Greatest “Glee” Performances

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Cory Monteith: Can’t Fight This Feeling

Glee: Don’t Stop Believing

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Glee: Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Glee: Just Can’t Stop Loving You

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The Glee Valentine’s Day: A Tribute to Whitney Houston

The Glee Valentine’s Day: A Tribute to Whitney Houston

Fox’s Glee dedicated Tuesday’s Valentine’s Day episode to the late Whitney Houston when, through a strange twist of fate, the hour featured a cover of one of the late pop icon’s most memorable hits in I Will Always Love You. Originally written and performed by Dolly Parton, with Houston singing the track for 1992’s feature film The Bodyguard, Glee’s Amber Riley covered the song in an already emotional scene where her character chose to be single rather than choose between her current boyfriend Shane and her ex, Sam.

The producers of Glee opted to update the episode, which had been delivered to the network last Friday, the day before Houston’s death, and featured a dedication to the singer-actress in a title card that came at the end of the episode. The card read, “Whitney Houston 1963-2012. We will always love you.” Houston died on Saturday at the age of 48. Watch the full performance below:

The Glee Valentine’s Day: A Tribute to Whitney Houston

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The Glee Holiday Spectacular!

The Glee Holiday Spectacular!

Imagine flipping through the television channels and you turned on Glee’s Extraordinary Merry Christmas, expecting a group of rambunctious teenagers covering a number of holiday pop songs, but instead you get a black-and-white homage to Judy Garland’s 1963 Christmas Special, complete with laugh tracks, a Luke Skywalker lookalike (including a lightsaber) and an Irish holiday elf!

Well, this year’s Glee Christmas program was every bit as strange as it sounds, but maybe in today’s times it takes a show like this to spread holiday cheer and inspire the gift of giving.

The Glee Holiday Spectacular!

(Best Watched in Full-Screen Mode)

The Glee Cast: Do They Know It’s Christmas?

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Glee: Born This Way

Glee: Born This Way

This episode of Glee featured Kurt, played by Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer, returning to his old high school and receiving an apology from the closeted gay football player who had bullied him. Celebrating acceptance, the show’s cast sings Lady Gaga’s gay pride anthem Born This Way, and all seems well at McKinley High once again.

Glee: Kurt Returns

Glee: Lady GaGa’s “Born This Way”

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