“Previously Unaired Christmas”
Normally, I try to leave discussions of fandom out of my Glee columns, because I’m writing for a broader audience than fans who spend more time than I do analyzing each word of dialogue and each episode description months before it airs. But it’s impossible to fully enjoy this “Previously Unaired Christmas” without knowledge of fandom’s complaints and fixations. This episode was basically one long presentation from the writers to the show’s fandom, addressing a million different points that have been hashed and rehashed numerous times on the Internet. So for this column, I am diving right into those waters and offering you, the general audience, a primer for understanding “Previously Unaired Christmas” in full.