Keeping up With the Glee Cast During Winter Break: Week One
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Keeping up With the Glee Cast During Winter Break: Week One

After many a month spent entertaining us with their song, dance and drrramaaa this season, the cast of Glee is getting a nice, hard-earned break for the holidays! Filming wrapped up on Friday, December 16, and with Christmas right around the corner, the cast is now busy takin’ it easyyy...

Here’s a round-up of what your favorite Gleeks have in store while away from the halls of McKinley High!

Fresh off a taping of Inside the Actors Studio with co-stars Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith, as well as series creator Ryan Murphy, Lea Michele is back at home in NYC, tweeting on Monday: “Last night at Inside The Actors Studio was such an amazing experience. Such an incredible honor. Happy to be home and start my vacation now!” Presumably that’ll include all of those odd-but-fun traditions she recently talked about on Leno. Can we get an invite?

Fellow castmate, Cory Monteith, was similarly enthusiastic about the upcoming break, saying on Monday, “what an amazing whirlwind trip to one of my favorite cities! Inside the Actors Studio was incredible... #nowbeginsthexmasbreak!woo!” just before jetting home to Vancouver, Canada. And surely Jane Lynch agrees — the actress and her family adopted a new Australian shepherd mix pup last weekend that’s sure to bring an extra dose of holiday cheer to the household! (And the little cutie has the greatest name ever: Francis Willoughby Lynch Embry.)

Darren Criss also landed in NYC, but with different duties in mind: He takes over the role of J. Pierpont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying which will be vacated by Daniel Radcliffe come January 3! (And we have a feeling some of his castmates will be on-hand to celebrate his Broadway debut -- more on that later!) He’s also squeezed in some do-gooding in the meantime!

The Big Apple is hosting Harry Shum Jr. as well. He took in a performance of The Book of Mormon on Broadway on Monday, while still finding time to root for his native 49ers.

On the opposite coast, Amber Riley is spending time with family, but took a moment to spread her special brand of holiday cheer with a performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday, December 20.

Naya Rivera’s break, on the other hand, is lookin’ far more our speed, littered with Christmas shopping and loungin’ in goofy socks.

Damian McGinty was the Gleek who had to travel the farthest to get in some quality family time during the holiday break, returning to Ireland this week after a whirlwind Rory-mance with Glee these past few months. The show newcomer has been busy catching up with friends, but took time to tease “an exciting announcement” in the coming days. Aww, you didn’t have to get us a Christmas gift, Damian!

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