'Glee' Season 5 Christmas episode: Fun or ploy for iTunes downloads?

In the timeline of "Glee" Season 5, it is not December. So framing last night's (Dec. 5) Christmas episode as "lost footage" from last year was one way to get around the continuity issue. But did it work? Well, sort of. The New York part, like every other episode this season, was more fun and entertaining than anything McKinley-related. Plus, it gave us "Popular" star Bryce Johnson as the sexiest Santa Claus you've ever seen as a grifter who gets everyone in the loft drunk, seduces Kurt, then steals all their valuables. Why he'd target a group of kids who live in a Bushwick loft is beside the point --did you see his abs? Clearly, though, this episode was made to sell some more songs. The "Glee" Christmas album is now an annual tradition, so how could they push those iTunes downloads without a TV tie-in? Neither the album nor any of the singles are...



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