Grant went by Lila's apartment to pick up the letter she forged for him. Jake comes by Lila's also and informs Lila he saw her with Grant. Jake demands to know what was going on. As Jake and Lila fight Jake told her he will tell Vicky about Shane after Christmas. Lila was not pleased but her hands are full. A man calls wanting to speak to Shane about his health and Lila told the caller Shane was sleeping. Later Jake finds Grant in his limo. Jake gets into the car and could care less when Grant threatens to have Jake arrested. Jake asks Grant why he was around the house and doesn't buy Grant's explanation about wanting to get a look at Kirkland. Jake went on to tell Grant he also saw him with Lila. Grant passes the meeting off as a business transaction. Jake leaves but not before throwing it in Grant's face that Jake will give Kirkland his best Christmas ever.
Cindy demands to know why Grant went to see Lila. Grant assures Cindy there was no need for her to be jealous Lila was merely a means to an end. Grant was using Lila to get custody of his son. Cindy told Grant she discovered his rum surprise for Paulina and replaced it. Grant went on to tell Cindy he found the bug she placed for him. At this point Cindy becomes furious and insists she loves Grant more than he could ever love her. All Grant can say was he would do anything to protect his family i.e. Kirkland. Grant has the nerve to ask Cindy to bug Paulina's house and when she refuses he threatens to divorce her; he went on to say Paulina would not put Cindy before Joe and Dante. Cindy went by Paulina's to give her her Christmas gift. When Cindy was left alone she places the bug on the Christmas tree. Joe and Paulina return with Cindy's gift. Later Cindy leaves.
Just as Joe told Paulina he got rid of all the alcohol in the house, Paulina finds a gift with no sender's name it was the bottle of rum. Joe wants to get rid of it; but, Paulina insists it was fine and Joe relents. Paulina was about to get to wrapping gifts when Joe told her it's done all she has to do was relax. After Cindy's visit Paulina and Joe argue about the friendship. Paulina went up to see her son and promises she will be careful for him. She never wants Dante to grow up without a mom.
Chris and Toni are at Chris' place when Toni decides to call the station saying she doesn't want to anything to disturb them. Toni talks to Josie who told her Artie's sister died years ago. Chris wants to help Toni forget Tyrone and kisses her passionately. When they part Chris brought out a tree decorated with momentos from their dates. This gesture truly touches Toni. They exchange gifts. Toni gives Chris an electronic address book while Chris gives Toni beach essentials he hopes they can use on their trip to Bahamas. When Toni and Chris kiss Toni told Chris she wants to be with him: but, Chris senses there was something off. He told Toni he will wait for her until she was ready and insists she go home to spend Christmas with her family. Toni apologizes and with tears in her eyes she leaves.
Josie was shopping for Rain's Christmas gift. She was looking desperately for the doll Rain wants which looks like her. Toni runs into Josie and when asked why she isn't with Chris Toni confesses about her confused feelings for Tyrone. Josie told Toni to go home and talk with Tyrone. Before Toni leaves they discuss the fact that it would take a miracle to find the doll Rain wants. We see Santa lurking in the background. Later Josie finds the doll by the fireplace and hears Santa say Merry Christmas from the chimney. The Burrell household
Etta Mae insists she was not Tyrone's mother and he should leave well enough alone. Tyrone does not believe her and told Etta Mae that it all makes sense now why she didn't want him to get together with Toni. Etta Mae told Tyrone if he was her son she would be proud to admit it and he and Toni are not siblings. Tyrone thinks etta Mae and Artie had an affair when her husband was stationed abroad, she became pregnant and to save her marriage she asked Irene to raise her child. Etta Mae clearly won't admit to the allegations and begs Tyrone to let it be. Tyrone agrees not to push her anymore, but when Etta Mae went to sleep Tyrone says he can't stop his search. Toni returns home and told Tyrone about her date with Chris. Tyrone wants to believe it was the rape that stopped Toni but Toni told him it was her feelings for him. Tyrone doesn't know what to say and says he can't stay. He leaves. Toni was confused and when her mother comes down she told Toni to let Tyrone go.
Josie and Gary put the doll for Rain affectionately under the tree. Josie confides in Gary she was glad they were unable to find Rain's grandmother. When Rain wakes up and asks if Santa came she was given the doll. Rain was thrilled with her gift. Felicia and Cass come bearing gifts. Before they leave Gary asks Cass about the adoption procedures and Cass says it was a slow process especially since they are unable to find Rain's grandmother. Josie and Gary need to find Queenie but before they have a chance she shows up!
As Toni and Etta Mae wait for Tyrone to open presents Toni told her mother she confided in Tyrone about her feelings for him. Tyrone arrives and apologizes to Etta Mae- he can't leave the past alone like he said he would. When Etta Mae leaves the room Tyrone and Toni talk. Toni was left feeling confused when Tyrone told her he no longer wants her help in finding out the truth about his father he has to do it alone. He went on to tell Toni they have no future. Etta Mae returned as Chris shows up with gifts. Toni told Chris about her feelings for Tyrone. Chris doesn't take it well and leaves. When Tyrone finds Toni crying he told her she needs to work things out with Chris. Toni has no idea what was going on and tearfully leaves the room. When Toni and Etta Mae go to Christmas mass Cass shows up at the Burrell house and asks Tyrone what was going on with Etta Mae and Toni. Tyrone says the women he loves was his sister!
Vicky and Jake can't seem to get it together for Christmas. Donna calls Vicky and confirms Mick Jagger's arrival at Vicky's but told Vicky she was very lucky he was coming because the only reason it was even possible was because he couldn't get a flight back to London. When Jake comes downstairs Vicky shows him a stone as a hint to his gift. Vicky gets a video of A Christmas Carol and an umbrella. They can't figure out what their gifts might be. As they all are opening gifts Jake gets a phone call to come to work. He says he was not going in today but may know someone who can. Vicky was very anxious to open the gift she thinks was from Jake he told her to go right ahead because it was not from him; but, he told her they need to leave the house by ten if she wants to get her gift. Vicky told Jake they need to be home at ten if he wants to get his gift. Jake decides to call and have the trip postponed. Vicky was ecstatic with the trip to England. Unfortunately, Donna calls and told Vicky that Mick Jagger won't be coming after all because a flight came available for him ( the trip Jake just postponed!). As Jake was upstairs Vicky opens the gift she was convinced was from him only to see it's a locket with a picture of Shane in it.
Nick and Sofia are celebrating Christmas together when Cass and Felicia come with Christmas presents. Sofia shows off her heirloom engagement ring. Jake calls Nick to offer him a full time reporters job if he was willing to start today. Nick doesn't want to leave Sofia but she assures him he should go and she'll wait for him. When Cass and Felicia leave Tomas comes home. Of course Tomas told Sofia he would never leave her on Christmas Day. Sofia has enough of Tomas' bad mouthing and told him this was the best Christmas she's had in a long time and she's marrying Nick. Sofia went on to tell Tomas he should probably leave. Tomas packs his bags and as he was leaving Nick comes back. Tomas wishes them well and leaves.