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Teach Me How To Understand Christmas

    ♫Teach Me How To Understand Christmas  
◄  Album : Unreleased single  -  Performed by: Annie Edison (Alison Brie)  ►
  Composed by: Ludwig Goransson  -  First heard: Regional Holiday Music



This is one of the many costume changes I'll be doing for the show. We're a shoo-in for regionals, right?
Annie

In their second year at Greendale, the study group filled in for the Glee Club when the members died in a tragic bus accident. The following year, the Glee Club are involved in another unfortunate incident which leaves them all incapacitated. The Glee Club conductor Mr. Radison requests that the study group again help out with the Christmas pageant, but they all refuse. Abed, however, becomes his ally and eventually manages to get Troy, Pierce and Annie to participate. In order to convince Jeff to join as well, Annie puts on a private performance just for him...


The song with lyricsEdit

Community S03E10 PROMO - Annie Edison's 01:19

Community S03E10 PROMO - Annie Edison's


Lyrics:

Teach me how to understand Christmas
Show me how to open a box
It hurts my little head
When I'm lying in my bed
With visions of sugarplum socks?
Teach me how to understand Christmas
Do I trim the tree or the deer?
I can't keep it straight
And now it's getting late
Where does the stocking go?
Here? I can't see!
What's a Christmas Eve?
Is that Santa's lady?
Are snowmen cold or hot?
Won't you be my daddy
I’m a silly Christmas baby
Tell me what to deck … hehe … 'cuz I forgot
Bwain huwty undewstandy Cwismas
Mistletoe for eatie taste good?
You smawty, me dumb
Help pwetty have fun!
Boop-y doop-y doop boop, SEX




TriviaEdit

InspirationEdit

The song "Teach Me How to Understand Christmas" is a satire of similar holiday classics with lyrics that reflect the criticisms of those type of songs. In this interview, the writer of the episode Megan Ganz explained:

That song too was supposed to be a satire of the way that those "Santa Baby" songs infantilize women’s sexuality. Of course, it’s Alison Brie doing it, so it’s going to be sexy.

Meta referenceEdit

Sexy Halie sings Santa Baby 05:05

Sexy Halie sings Santa Baby

A few years ago, Alison Brie did an online skit called "Christmas Idol" for the comedy website "Funny or Die." In it, she is also dressed in a Santa's helper outfit and performs the song "Santa Baby." She closes out the performance in a similar way with Betty Boop's signature catchphrase. Her performance of "Teach Me How To Understand Christmas" seems to be a nod to this video.


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