Actor Darren Criss, who plays the gay character Blaine on Glee, has posed topless for the musical TV show’s 2013 calendar.
The show’s creator, Ryan Murphy, tweeted a photo of the star, wearing low-slung red Santa pants and wielding a candy cane to the delight of fans.
Murphy announced that the photo was from the “Men of McKinley” calendar, which, he explained, will be “coming soon”.
It appears that the 25-year-old Criss will represent the month of December in the calendar.
Glee has broken new ground in mainstream television with its positive and affirming representation of openly-gay teens and their relationships.
The show’s new season is set to debut in the US on 24 January.