…so far, Community has a great track record in the holiday episode department, and I’ve come to associate the Christmas episodes in particular with the show’s deepest, innermost sense of earnestness and sincerity—because it’s in those episodes that its voice has sung out the clearest.
Last night’s episode—the show’s third annual Christmas installment, entitled “Regional Holiday Music”—sang out more clearly (and more literally) than ever, delivering a hilarious musical send-up of Glee (with a healthy dose of Invasion of the Body-Snatchers) while yet again managing to affirm its core values of friendship and togetherness. Like Britta, the show takes this opportunity to “sing its heart’s song”—albeit much less awkwardly.
Excerpt from a piece I wrote over at PopBlerd.com. Community fans, check it out here!