Téa and R.J
Téa stops by Club Indigo, not wanting to face her empty hotel room, and finds R.J. there alone. They drink some eggnog and commiserate that they have no one to spend the holiday's with. R.J. asks why she's being so hard on Max. After all, Todd got many people to do things they didn't want to do. Téa ponders the notion. R.J. gives her a belated Christmas present, a lottery ticket. Téa doesn't see why she should bother, she's not a lucky person.
Téa scratches off the lottery ticket and finds that she won $100 dollars. She's so excited about being a winner that you would think she was flat broke instead of have 5 million dollars. She offers R.J. half, but he turns her down, so she tells him to pour two glasses of his best cognac, one for her and one for himself. As he does so, he remembers that Hank gave him a present earlier. He opens the box and laughs when he finds a Monopoly "get out of jail free" card inside. He jokes that maybe he should give it to Max, R.J. has no intention of needing one ever again. I believe you, Téa tells him, and so does Hank, that's why he got R.J.'s community service ended a week early. Téa thanks R.J. with a kiss in the cheek and then leaves happily, exclaiming "I can't believe I won something!". She left most of her cognac behind, so R.J. picks it up and offers a toast, "To new opportunities and family, absent though they may be.
Téa and Carlotta
Téa enters the diner and excitedly tells Carlotta about winning $100 dollars. It's not the money she's happy about, it's that she thinks her luck is finally changing. Until Carlotta pulls out a gift that was delivered for her, that is. The letter and gift are from Todd. Carlotta offers to throw it away, but Téa knows if she doesn't open it, it will haunt her. She opens the small box and finds a key on a keychain. Not understanding what it means, she opens the letter. "Delgado, Confused huh? Oh well... you'll figure it out eventually. And don't worry if you didn't get me anything. The idea of Max and Blair cooling their heels in jail is present enough for me. I always knew you had the killer instinct, just like me. Feliz Navidad, Todd."
Viki, Jessica, Nora, Asa and Renee
At Llanfair, Jessica is looking at an ugly ornament on the tree that she made when she was five. To me, it's beautiful, Viki tells her. Across the room, Asa is asking Nora what they should do about Lindsay. Nothing for the moment, she replies, at least until Clint comes back from London. Nora's actually glad he went away, it will give things a chance to cool down. Asa tell her to get Clint to settle this as soon as possible. Renee enters the room with some mistletoe and she and Asa kiss. They leave because Renee tells Asa he has one more present he has to give her. Nora, Viki and Jessica sit down and Nora comments that she wishes Bo would just call and tell them Cassie's OK. Nora admires a pretty scarf that Viki gave to Jessica, part of her wishes she'll have a girl she can give pretty things to. The other half wishes for a boy, a "baby Bo". Viki remembers she has a present to give Nora. Nora opens it and finds a scarf similar to Jessie's and also a blanket for the baby. They start talking about cribs, mobiles and two o'clock feedings while Jessica sits listening to them uncomfortably.
Jessica tells Viki and Nora about seeing the couple at the church on the "Night of Miracles" and how they were praying for a child. Jess feels it's somehow wrong that they want a child so badly and she's having a baby that she doesn't even want. She decides that she has to go talk to Will and leaves.
Cris and Roseanne stop by Llanfair with gifts. When they learn that Jessica is not there and is with Will right now, Cris gives Viki his gift to give to Jessica. Roseanne also gives Viki a gift and asks her to ask Jessica to give it to Will. They both leave quickly despite Viki's invitation to stay and wait for Jessica. After they leave, Viki wonders out loud, "Why is young love always so complicated?" Nora asks Viki how she *really* feels about Jessica's pregnancy.
When Viki first heard about Jessica's pregnancy, she thought it had derailed her(Jessica's) life, all the plans that she had. And all the plans Viki had for her, Nora adds. Viki agrees. She felt terrible when Jessica ran away because it was mostly her and Clint's fault for trying to tell Jessica what to do. That's why Viki decided since Jessica came back to keep her mouth shut and let Jessica make her own decisions. Now that she's had some time to get used to the idea, Viki actually likes the thought of having a baby in the house again. Nora says that Viki helping out with the baby will allow Jessica to "have it all". Viki thinks it won't be a total unselfish act on her part, helping take care of the baby will help Viki have it all too.
Blair is cranky after being in jail for a full day and yells at Max when he taps out "Jingle Bells" on the bars with his cup. Max tells her she did a good thing, lying to Dorian about why she couldn't go to Paris with them so Starr's vacation wouldn't be ruined. Blair starts ranting about Téa keeping her away from her daughter and vows to make Téa pay.
Blair is now pacing back and forth. When she stops because she has a cramp in her neck, Max obligingly massages her shoulder and reminds her of the last time they were locked up together, in the wine cellar. And Blair reminds him he was working with "that mangy hypocrite", Asa Buchanan at the time. Asa and Renee arrive just in time to overhear her remark, which is unfortunate for Blair because Renee had just convinced Asa to post Max and Blair's bail.
But instead of apologizing to Asa, Blair is even more hostile than before. Asa changes his mind and decides to leave the two of them to rot in jail. Max and Renee intercede and actually manage to convince Asa to change his mind, but Blair ruins it again, refusing to be indebted to "that man". Renee still wants to bail Max out, but for once he acts gallantly and refuses to leave Blair there alone.
Blair, being gracious for the first time all day, thanks Max for not leaving her alone. The moment is fleeting though, as Téa appears and Blair starts calling her "the Grinch that stole Christmas". Téa tells Blair and Max that they are free to go. They think it's a joke at first and ask why. Téa replies that she's Téa Delgado, not Mrs. Todd Manning, not anymore. "As far as I'm concerned, you never were", Blair snipes back. Max tries to shut Blair up and hurry her out, but she's not finished yet. "You started something, and I'm going to finish it chiquita. I can promise you that!", Blair informs her. Max physically grabs Blair by the jacket and hauls her out the door. Téa looks down at the key Todd sent her which she's holding in her hand.
Sam, Lindsay, and Will
The long-lost Rappaport, Jenny, is talking with Sam on the phone. Will hands the phone over to Will and goes to answer the door, it's Lindsay with a present for him. Sam opens the box and is puzzled to find a small hatchet. It's symbolic, Lindsay explains, she wants to bury the hatchet. "Not in me, hopefully", says Sam, only half joking. She thought about what he said to her, that she was selfish and manipulative, and decided he was right and to do something about it. For a start, she went to the community center and helped with the children's party. Sam is impressed. She talks to Jen for a minute, but Jen seems anxious to get off the phone and they hang up quickly.
Lindsay asks Will if he told Jen about the baby, but Will says he didn't want to tell her the news over the phone. He has made a decision about the baby though, he wants to be a father to the baby and help raise it. Lindsay wants him to not have the responsibility and enjoy himself, "you're only young once", she says. But Will convinces her that he's serious about this and she finally agrees to help in any way she can.
Lindsay convinces Sam to go to the diner with her to get some pecan pie, obviously a Rappaport holiday tradition. Sam obviously doesn't really want to go alone with her and tries to get Will to come with them, but he's busy playing a video game. Lindsay and Sam leave and the doorbell rings. Still playing the game, Will makes his way to the door. It's Jessica, who is there to tell him she's decided to give the baby up for adoption.
Bo, Kevin, Andrew, Joey, River, Barbara and Cassie
In the church, Bo, Kevin, Andrew and Joey are once again discussing Cassie and Barbara's disappearance. Nothing is new, Kevin and Joey are still arguing over who's to blame. But then River comes over to Andrew and hands him the holly pin that Cassie dropped. Kevin recognizes the pin as the one Cassie was wearing the last time her saw her.
Upstairs, Barbara is trying to convince Cassie that this is a miracle, that she can walk again. She can have Kevin and her life the way it was before and Barbara will turn herself in. Cassie starts freaking, accusing Barbara of being a murderer and just wanting to get the gun. Cassie starts waving the gun around and Barbara grabs for it. The two of them struggle and the gun goes off.
Downstairs, Bo is telling everyone that the police have found a cab driver who says he picked up two women earlier in the day at the Millhouse and brought them to the church. He even helped Cassie into her wheelchair and says she didn't seem under any duress. The men hear the gunshot and run to the belfry.
They arrive in the belfry to find Barbara slumped over, sitting in the wheelchair and no sign of Cassie. Joey tries to gently wake her up, Kevin is not so gentle, but is pulled back by Bo. Barbara comes to and explains that Cassie had a gun and wanted to kill her a pretend it was a suicide. You're not going to believe this, are you, Kevin angrily asks Bo. After all, Cassie can't even walk. "Yes, she can", Barbara tells them.
Kevin tells Barbara that can't possibly be true, he would know about it. Barbara replies she doesn't know when it happened, but insists it's true. Andrew steps in and asks Barbara where Cassie may have gone. Barbara doesn't know, they were struggling over the gun, Cassie hit her on the head and that's the last thing she remembers. Isn't that convenient, Kevin yells at her. Joey yells back at Kevin to shut up and says that Barbara needs a doctor. Bo decides to take her back to the police station and have a doctor look at her there. Bo and Joey help Barbara down the stairs and Kevin and Andrew are left in the belfry to wait for the search team. Suddenly they hear a creaking noise outside the window and find Cassie there, clinging to the scaffolding.