Nick and Sharon are sitting in front of their tree, next to a roaring
fire. They talk about the incredible gift a new born baby is. The birth of
a baby that changed mankind. They also talk about their own personal
Nikki looks around her living room reflecting on Christmas pasts. When Nick
and Victoria were small children waiting for their father to come home. She
hears their voices all full of holiday cheer and fun. She hears Victor tell
her merry Christmas. Josh walks into the room and he tells her Merry
Christmas but all she hears is Victors voice. He calls out to her. He
apologizes for startling her and asks her if she was thinking about Victor.
She tells him "no, don't be silly. I was thinking about or first Christmas
together and how perfect it is going to be." He tells her that it is okay
for her to think about Victor. That it must be hard that he is not going to
be there like he usually is. She tells him that she plans on making their
first holiday together memorable. Victor comes downstairs and calls out for
Hope. She doesn't answer. He looks around and calls out for her again. He
opens the front door to get the paper. He realizes that Hope's cane is
gone. He sits down to read the paper when Hope walks in. He tells her that
he was just starting to get worried about her and asks where she had been.
She tells him that she went to an early church service. That she spent her
time with Cliff. she asks if he can understand that. He say's yes he can..
Paul is under his tree trying to sneak a peak at his Christmas presents.
Chris catches him red handed and tells him he must wait until after they
come home from Mary's house. He tells his wife that this is the happiest
Christmas's he has ever had. She agrees with him, she too feels that way.
They kiss. She tell him that it must be pretty difficult for Nina today.
Here she is so happy and she knows that Nina is just sitting at that
apartment all alone. She asks if Paul would mind having her meet him over
at Mary's so she can check up on her.
Ashley calls the hospital looking for Kurt. She just missed him he checked
out already. John walks in and tells his daughter Merry Christmas. Jack
walks into the room with a very sad Merry Christmas. Ashley tells her dad
that she thinks she knows why he is in a bad mood and that she is going to
do something about it.
Hope asks Victor about their schedule for the day. He tells her that he is
waiting for the boy to get up. She thanks Victor for being here for them.
Victor Jr. comes into the room, excited to see if Santa Claus had come
the night before. Victor asks him to close his eyes. He turns off the
lights and turns on the tree lights. He tells Victor Jr. that he can open
up his eye's. He tells hope that the tree is so beautiful. "I wish you
could see the tree, Mommy," She tells him that she can tell the tree is
beautiful by the tone in his voice. Victor takes him to the tree.
Nick and Sharon talk about the reconciliation between Victoria and Cole.
Sharon asks if he would like to stop and see them before they go to the
main house for the day. He thinks its a good idea. They get their coats on.
Nick stops and looks at the tree. He tells Sharon that it would be a
perfect day if his dad was going to be there. Sharon comforts Nick.
Cole and Victoria are still in bed. Cole hands Victoria a present. Its a
beautiful diamond necklace. He tells her its a new beginning, a new
commitment. She is about to show her appreciation to him when Sharon and
Nick show up knocking at their door.
Victor wonders if this Kurt fellow really is a man of his word since he has
yet to show up. Victor jr. is playing with his toys when he tells Victor
that his that "daddy is in heaven with God taking care of him" like he is taking
care of them. The phone rings . It is Ashley, she tells him that Kurt was
released from the hospital and she wants to know if he heard from him yet?
He tells her know but he will keep her informed.
Ashley gets off the phone and tells Jack that he has a really good scrooge
act going on. She asks him if he had seen Diane, and didn't he invite her
over? He tells her to back off. Ash tries to continue the conversation but
he doesn't want to hear it. Jill and Billy walk in with an armful of gifts
and put them under the Christmas tree. Jack ignores Ashley and watches
Nick tells them that he will be sure to call them next time they come over.
Victoria shows them the necklace. She gets everyone hot chocolate and they
toast to a Merry Christmas. Meanwhile up at the main house Doris thanks
Nikki for including them in their family celebration. Nikki reminds her that
she is family and once that baby is born the tie will be a lot
stronger. Nick and Sharon arrive and Nikki asks where Cole and Victoria
are. Nick tells her that they shouldn't be rushed today. he gives her a
Ashley phones Katherine to wish her a Merry Christmas. She also wants to
know if she has heard from Kurt. Katherine tells her that wherever he is
she prays that he is all right. She blesses Kurt wherever he may be.
Chris arrives at Nina's. Nina reluctantly answers the door. She is a mess.
Still in her robe her hair mussed and she looks like she has been
crying all night. She asks her if she would like to come to Mary's with her
. She tells her know that she is miserable, Philip is at grandma's and he
is miserable too. She doesn't want to go anywhere or see anyone. She asks
Nina what she can do to help? Nina tells her to go have a Merry Christmas.
"Besides I have no one to blame but myself" she tells her.
Ashley calls again to see if Victor has heard from Kurt. She tells him that
she is afraid that they have lost him that she wants to help him so much.
Hope tells him that she wasn't thrilled about this stranger coming to stay
with her anyway. He tells her that it looks like she won't have to worry
about it anyway. It seems that this fellow was not a man of his word
anyway. He asks her if she would mind if he goes out to the ranch. He
hasn't told them that he is going out of town and he would like to wish
them a Merry Christmas. She tells him that he should go spend some time
with his other family.
Mary is upset that Chris isn't there yet. Its a family day she tells
Paul. The phone rings and it is Chris. She asks Chris "where are you, we've
been expecting you." She tells a distant Mary that she won't be making it.
a friend needs her fight now. She tells Chris that her husband needs her
now. doesn't he count? She tells her that she thinks her timing is very
poor. She asks to speak with Paul. She hands him the phone, Paul gives her
a do you mind look when she doesn't walk away. when she tells him that she
Jack walks up to Ashley and apologizes for blowing her off and he is ready
to hear what she wanted to say to him. She tells him that she is going to
respect his relationship with Diane. He is stunned. The doorbell rings and
Diane is let in. Ashley called her and asked her to come celebrate the
holidays with them. That put a smile on Jacks face. The Abbotts have a good
time with Billy. John tells her that he is glad that she stayed home. Billy
is glad too. Jack asks Diane if she is having a good time? Ashley makes a
comment and they all make an excuse to leave the room. Jack and Diane kiss
under the mistletoe.
At the Ranch, Nick is quite. he is looking at the tree. Nikki walks up to
him and tells him that she misses his fathers being with them too. Cole and
Victoria show up all full of Christmas cheer. Nick and Sharon share a
knowing look. Victor shows up and everyone is so happy he could stop by.
Now it feels like Christmas. Nikki's eyes fill with tears.
Chris tells Paul that she just can't leave Nina it the condition she is in
and she's not up to going there. She tells him that she wanted to be with
him . Paul tells her not to worry about it and that she will be missed.
Paul hangs up and tells Mary that Chris won't be making it. Mary blows a
cork. She says " Your going to allow this? How can a women abandon her
husband and her family on Christmas day. Paul tells her " because you don't
know the problem and if you keep it up I'll go over to Nina's myself."
Lynne reassures Mary that it must be important for Chris to stay away.
Betty walks up to hope and asks her if she is okay "It's like your waiting
for someone." She tells him about the man that Victor wants to keep an eye
on. "Like I am a Baby or something." She tells Betty. The door rings and it
is Kurt. Betty tells him that Victor is not home. He introduces himself
to Hope, and asks her if she would mind if he waited. She tells him to do
as he likes.
Nikki tells Victor that she is glad that he came. he tells his family about
his trip and that he is leaving in a few hours. He will be gone about a
week. They begin talking about the birth of a child, their grandchild then
of Jesus. Victor tells them that he prayed today. That the togetherness and
happiness that he sees in the family today will only be strengthen by the
birth of Sharon and Nick's child. Victor tells them all
Bless us all and before I forget A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO
Thursday, December 26, 1996
Another weird GC time warp today. Chris is still at Nina's all wearing the
same clothes as yesterday. Kurt is just arriving at the Newman penthouse and
Victor isn't there, like yesterday. But Victoria and Jill are at Jabot. Dru is
at the studio and Neil seeing Olivia at the hospital for some medication!
Anyway, Kurt gets the cool reception from Hope. Victor arrives. Kurt tells
him that he will stay. Victor tells Hope goodbye. Kurt checks out his room
and talks some to Hope and tells her to remember that anything he says to her
will be the truth because there is nothing more important to him than trust.
Sid tells Dru about a shoot in Tahiti the second week in January. Tells her
that Neil and the kid can come too. Dru confesses about not telling Neil
about signing. Sid agrees to keep a low profile on the shoot. Later,
Malcolm and Dru discuss the shoot and about how Dru has got to tell Neil.
Meanwhile, Neil is telling Olivia how he is going to tell Dru *again* not to
model anymore, and will tell her this on a trip to Hawaii, the second week in
January. Olivia isn't too sure that the trip will smooth things with Dru.
She wants to work....etc. Later, Olivia summons Dru, asking her what she
sees for the new year. She doesn't tell Dru about Neil's plans, but Dru
senses something, tells her not to worry and leaves.
Jill tells Victoria about how Ryan is in the Far East. Victoria can't believe that
her father has interfered in her life. Victoria realizes that things aren't
going so well for Ryan and Nina if Nina stayed in GC. Jill points out that
now Ryan might be open for Victoria.
Nina is a total basket case. Unresponsive, goes wacko at the mention of
Ryans name. Paul comes and tries to help. Chris and Paul discuss Nina over
and over and over .......He leaves. Cole shows up on the request of Flo, who
visited him earlier at the tack house.
Friday, December 27, 1996
Nina is in the outer stratousphere (wacko, wacko, wacko). Cole tries to get
her to talk. She tells him to leave. He realizes he is late and cancels his
dinner plans with Victoria, telling her something very important is up, he'll
explain later at home. Cole finally gets Nina to respond. Nina asks Chris
to give them some time; Chris runs to the store for dinner fixins. Nina
gushes to Cole, she is so glad he has come back. She loves him so much,
don't ever leave me again Cole. Hugs, Cole's look says that he realizes Nina
is *really* bad off, delusional even.
Victoria tells Nikki about how Nina didn't go with Ryan to the Far East. Nikki
tells her to let it go. Don't look for trouble where it doesn't exist. Cole
is committed to you. Don't worry about Nina. (Of course, this all happens
before Cole calls and breaks their date.)
Kurt recites bible verses with Hope. She tells him that he is the Good
Samaritan. He says he doesn't see himself that way and goes to get some
fresh air. Ashley stops by for a visit. She still doesn't know that Kurt
showed up at Victors, as her and her father rehashed earlier. Ashley is
telling Hope that she will help her in any way she can while Victor is gone
and Hope is alone. Hope says we are not alone, just as Kurt is walking in
the door. Ashley is stunned, (and happy too by the looks of it).
Dru at home looking over the Tahiti brochure, so happy. Neil arrives with
his Hawaii brochure, telling Dru he has the solution to all their problems,
the trip to Hawaii. She tells him that her surprise conflicts with his, he
says we look them over and pick the best one. She says, we can't cancel the
Tahiti trip cuz I'll be working *some* of the time. Neil gets really mad,
tells her he thought she had this modeling stuff out of her system. Neil
tells her he won't go to be a tag-along and storms out.
Nick finds Sharon laying on the floor on pillows. What are you doing? I'm
practicing for child birth classes. What is that? Sharon continues to
explain to Nick how he is going to be her coach. He doesn't know anything
about anything when it comes to this stuff. But says if it is what Sharon
wants, he'll do it. (Kinda cute scenes here, for Nick and Sharon that is.)
Phyllis sends LD off with Joni for the evening. Tonite is the night Joni,
I'm not holding back any more. Later, the neighbor drops off some
misdelivered mail and in it is a card from Sasha. Nothing threatening, just
catch-up stuff, telling about her and Peter's upcoming nuptuals. Phyllis
begins to get all worked up but stops herself. She gets into this skin tight
dress and comes on to Danny as soon as he arrives. He submits for a while
then goes to shower. Later, Phyllis does this Arabian like scarf/belly dance
ending up across Dannys lap. He tells her just how incredible she is, but no
thanks. Phyllis, kind of pouting, goes to go to her room; Danny stops her
and they begin to suck face.