'Glee' Christmas episode: 'Glee, Actually' stories and the return of some familiar faces

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"Glee" is going all-out with its Christmas episode this year. Not only is the show paying homage to the holiday classic, "Love, Actually," but "Glee, Actually" will also feature the return of some very familiar guest stars.

While we do not yet know which "Love, Actually" stories might be recreated in the "Glee" episode, we do know that there will be multiple storylines that somehow come together by the end of the hour. A few of those stories include:

  • Sam (Chord Overstreet) and Brittany (Heather Morris) think the world is going to end with the Mayan apocalypse and therefore try to live their lives to the fullest.
  • Jake (Jacob Artist) and Puck (Mark Salling) reunite for a brotherly Hanukkah.
  • Artie (Kevin McHale) has a holiday-themed dream (of the Ebenezer Scrooge variety, perhaps?).
  • Kurt (Chris Colfer) has a Christmas he will never forget. (SPOILER ALERT: It may be because Blaine (Darren Criss) is going to visit!)

So what about the guest stars coming back to reprise old characters? The official cast listing from FOX includes three "The Glee Project" Season 1 co-winners -- Damian McGinty as Rory Flanagan, Alex Newell as Wade Adams and Samuel Larsen as Joe Hart. Since we haven't seen the "Glee" leprechaun in awhile, the return of McGinty should be particularly interesting.

Also set to return? Jessalyn Gilsig as Terri Schuester, Will's pregnancy-faking, sheet-folding ex-wife. Who knows what that could mean?

"Glee, Actually" airs on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 9pm.

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