Moments later, we arrive at the teachers' lounge to find the remaining members of New Directions arranged in front of a small gathering of the school's staff. "Hey," Finn opens, as he's evidently functioning as the Club's spokesmodel for this portion of the evening's festivities, and whoever thought that would be a good idea should be shot in the face. In any event, Frankenteen eloquently continues, "So, we're your students. All year long, you suffer through dealing with us, and I imagine having some of us in your classes'll slowly chip away at your hopes and dreams, until the whole world just felt like a neverending nightmare of pain..." "Just get to the point!" Mr. Schue hisses. Heh. Long story short, you remember those miserable dorks Mr. Schue was talking about in that earlier scene? He apparently meant his miserable colleagues, for New Directions will now sing for the McKinley faculty in hopes of raising some cash for that mythic McKinney-Vento Homeless Children And Youth Program about which I can find nothing on the Internets.
Meanwhile, over in The Sylvester Den Of Fantabulous Evil, Sue's reveling in the fact that she now has enough rotisserie ovens "to roast an entire hobo." Becky -- still with the black button nose and the adorable reindog headpiece, the better to serve her function during what follows -- licks contentedly on a misappropriated candy cane until she hears some suspiciously familiar crooning noises in the distance. "What's that, Coach?"
Why, it's merely the Glee Clubbers misappropriating the end of The Grinch, of course. Yep, New Directions has chosen to serenade the miserable McKinley faculty with their version of "Welcome Christmas," and before we know it, each and every one of Will's wretched colleagues has opened his or her wallet to shower the kiddies with charity cash. It's a Christmas miracle! There's some bullshit towards the end of the piece involving Sue's last-second change of heart, but really, it's the poignant expressions washing across Dot Jones's face during this scene that are really making me all verklempt. Shame on me for ever doubting her addition to the cast.
And when it's over, the gang retires to the music room to find...another Christmas miracle! Like, for real this time. You see, when Artie and Brittany arrived back at her house, they found a $100,000 ReWalk waiting for him beneath her pink tree. Brittany, of course, initially thought the contraption was a Transformer, but Artie quickly disabused her of that notion. For his part, Artie assumed Brittany's father bought it for him, but Mr. Pierce has no idea where the thing came from, either. "So," Rachel begins, "if no one we know bought it for you, then..." "Santa brought it!" Brittany happily finishes for her. Smiles all around as Artie punches a button on the ReWalk's keypad to move forward a few bionic steps, and the camera, after lingering on him for a moment, sweeps from the room to land on Santa Beiste proudly watching his progress from out in the hall. I...I think I have something in my eye. Damn you, Glee!