I am an entire day behind the television watching, so for the sake of time, reviews for Thursday and Wednesday shows will be very short (shorter than they the present short reviews). I was overwhelmed this week with other stuff, but I'll definitely be churning out reviews next week.
To me, "Classy Christmas" felt like a test of how much people can stand certain characters. Michael is behaving like a child and Dwight is outright evil. On the other hand, Jim and Pam are wonderful and Darryl's daughter brought the Christmas spirit to the episode. I'm not sure it was enough to make it a great episode though.
Michael is stupid. That's pretty much a fact. Despite all evidence to the contrary, he'll pursue something to the end, and then go further. With Holly, he still thinks she's the one, making everyone in the office know just how great she is. When she arrives to temporarily replace Toby, Michael is ecstatic and they fall into the same rhythm. Here's where Michael stupidity comes in. He's so stupid he doesn't realize when he's being mean, throwing Holly's boyfriend's Woody doll into the trash. What's more, when Holly's boyfriend AJ does arrive, Michael acts all downtroden. The writers try to bring it back by making Holly smile as Michael pretends to be Santa. However, the damage is done: Michael again looks like a complete tool, trying to force himself on Holly like the creep he is.
Dwight harassing Jim got a little out of hand. It's fine for Dwight to get some payback for years of Jim pulling pranks on him, but when Jim is mentally distressed and physically disheveled from the pummeling, it's time to stop. Yeah, Dwight has always been a crazy person, but full-on psychopath?