At The Crane House, Ivy and Julian are discussing Martin Fitzgerald. Ivy wonders if he is really dead or if he has something on the Cranes that is making Julian and his father afraid. Ivy wants to know if the man in New Mexico was really Martin. Julian tells her that they better pray that he never shows up in Harmony. Julian and Ivy discuss the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Julian is very disinterested, but Ivy feels that it is important for Ethan's political career that they get to know the people of Harmony. After the tree lighting ceremony, Ivy will be having her dinner party. Julian can't understand why Ivy invited the Bennetts. He wonders what kind of boring dish Grace will bring to this dinner. Julian says that he might ask Sam to dig into Ivy's past. Ivy tells him that there is nothing in her past that he doesn't already know.
Martin Fitzgerald is lurking outside the Lopez-Fitzgerald house. He says that everyone will be surprised to see him, especially Julian. Pilar and Luis are in the kitchen. Pilar lights a candle for Martin and Antonio to keep them safe and for them to return home one day. Luis said that Pilar probably wouldn't recognize Martin. Pilar said that she would always recognize her husband. Luis tells her that she doesn't know Martin, just like she doesn't really know Sheridan. He tells Pilar how Sheridan pretended to be happy when he gave her the compact, but he later found it in the trash. He said that she was just a spoiled debutante. He said that Sheridan acted differently when they were in New Mexico, but he should have known that she was just like her family. Pilar tells him that Sheridan is nothing like Julian or Alistar. Luis said that he would be there for Hank when Sheridan dumped him.
Sheridan and Hank are at the tree lighting ceremony. He tells Sheridan that his family really likes her. He said that the girls were probably wondering when they would be getting married. Sheridan said that she is not planning on marrying anyone for a long time. She says again how glad she is that she found the compact that Luis gave her.
Grace is telling the girls how wonderful it would be if Santa picked Charity to light the Christmas Tree. She said that Charity had been through a lot this year, losing her mother. Kay, Simone, and Jessica all say that they would be very happy if Charity were picked. Kay tells Simone that she knows that Santa will pick her and she will pick Miguel. Charity and Miguel are at the Book Cafe eating chestnuts. Miguel says that it reminds him of his father roasting chestnuts when he was little. He said that if his father were to return, it would be a wonderful Christmas for his mother, but that it would be horrible for Luis.
Tabitha is dressed as Santa Claus. Timmy is dressed as one of her elves. Tabitha is going to pick Charity to light the tree, and she knows that Charity will pick Miguel to help her. Timmy is supposed to manipulate the switch, and when they light the tree, Miguel and Charity will die. Timmy said that they were nice kids, and he didn't want them to die. Tabitha says that she doesn't really want them to die, but there is just no other way. It has to happen tonight.
Gwen and Ethan encounter Theresa and Whitney at the ceremony. Gwen asks Theresa where her boyfriend is. Before Theresa can answer, Whitney said that Theresa had some things to check on for the ceremony. Gwen said that they would be waiting. Gwen tells Ethan that Theresa doesn't really have a boyfriend. She said that the only boy that Theresa was interested in was him. Ethan doesn't really believe her. Gwen says that once he finds out that Theresa is interested in him, she will accept his proposal because she will really believe that he is sincere. Whitney tells Theresa that she should just tell Gwen and Ethan the truth. Before Theresa can go on with her story to Gwen and Ethan, they are interrupted by Santa (Tabitha).
After Pilar and Luis leave, Martin enters the house. He places a call to Julian, but a housekeeper answers the phone and tells him that the Cranes attended the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Martin decides to attend the ceremony, himself. He is not sure where it is held, but decides to follow the music.
Julian and Ivy arrive at the ceremony. Ivy spots Sam and says to herself that she has a surprise for Sam. TC and Sam also see Ivy and Julian, but Sam quickly turns away from Ivy. Pilar and Luis also arrive and spot Hank and Sheridan. Hank tells Sheridan that she should get in line so that Santa will pick her to light the Christmas tree, and then she could pick him. She tells him that she won't get in line for him or Luis. Hank leaves to get some hot cider. Sheridan sees Luis and thanks him again for the compact. She said that it really came in handy. Luis asks her if she got some sick pleasure thinking that she could play him for a chump. He tells her that he knows what she thought of the compact. He tells her that whatever rich girl game that she is playing, it's not working. Sheridan looks stunned as Luis walks away. Sheridan catches up with Luis, and wants to know what he meant by what he said. He said that he just wanted her to know that he really knew what she thought about the compact. Sheridan shows him the compact and he is surprised that she still has it. Neither one of them sees Martin lurking nearby.
All the young ladies of Harmony are gathered around waiting to see who Santa picks. Gwen says that Ethan wanted her in line because he thinks that she is the prettiest girl there. Gwen tells Theresa that it won't be long before the truth about her boyfriend comes out. Santa is looking at all the young ladies, and it looks like he is about to pick Kay.
Santa (Tabitha ) ends up picking Charity, instead. Everyone applauds for Charity. Charity picks Miguel to help her light the tree. Julian notices that Santa and his helper are leaving instead of having their picture taken with the winner. Gwen tells Theresa that since the contest was over and that there was no chance for her to be interrupted again, she wanted to know about Theresa's boyfriend. Gwen asked her if her boyfriend were there. Theresa said that he was. Gwen told Theresa to just go over and tap her boyfriend on the shoulder. Tabitha and Timmy are making their getaway. Timmy said that they are nice kids. Tabitha said that she is sorry that it took so long to get rid of them. Everyone is counting down until it is time for Charity and Miguel to pull the switch.