And then the doorbell rings. Why, it's Kurt and Blaine's good friends, Rachel Berry and Mercedes Jones. Their surprised reaction to being on television is a callback to Liza's entrance in Judy's special. They exchange presents, and Mercedes gives Kurt the very same Liz Taylor necklace he was going to bid on. He declares it a Christmas miracle, but Mercedes tells the audience that it's more like a Christmas knockoff. And if I may say, Mercedes looks fantastic in the special. And Rachel gives Blaine a bow tie with little Christmas trees on it, but in the reverse colors of the one he's wearing. And then Rachel and Mercedes, joined by the boys, sing "My Favorite Things," from The Sound of Music. While I agree with the complaints that this isn't really a Christmas song, it's worth pointing out that tons of the music in the Judy Garland special had absolutely nothing to do with Christmas. And then Blaine, in the special, throws us to the very real commercials.
We come back as Kurt gives the girls the punchline to what appears to be a jizz joke. Blaine worries about the weather, and Kurt gives us a PSA for global climate change. And then Mercedes, in the kind of flat voice a cult member would use, tells us, "I think these are the end times." They worry that the snow will keep Santa Claus from delivering their presents. And then they hear jingle bells. But instead of Santa, it's Puck and Finn. Finn is dressed as Luke Skywalker (complete with light saber) and Puck is Han Solo. Of course, they declaim any intended similarity for copyright purposes. Both of them are hilariously bad actors. But it's not long before they launch into Bruce Springsteen's version of "Santa Clause Is Coming to Town." And then the doorbell rings again. It's Mike Chang, Brit-Brit, Santana and Tina, along with the Cheerios, all dressed as sexy Santa. (I mean, Mike's not. Much to my chagrin. He's dressed as normal, unsexy Santa.) And they do a ribbon dance as Brit sings the Waitresses' "Christmas Wrapping." Or rather, a cut down, chopped up, butchered version of the song. Which I guess I understand, since it is a five-minute song. But they could have used other things here in its place. (Anyway, the version of the song on iTunes is complete.)