"Opal, Laura, Myrtle, and Erica gathered at the boarding house to share some Christmas joy. Everyone voiced their unhappiness that Myrt chased after Red and reunited him with his wife. While they were happy that Red was back with his wife and out of Myrtle's life, they still felt that Red was a few presents short of a Merry Christmas. Just as they spoke of Red, the door to the boarding house swung open and Red, donned in his gay Santa apparel, ho-ho-ho-ed in merriment. Erica asked Red why he wasn't back at the North Pole with the pointy eared elves. Red looked Erica in the eye and told her that the elves think her ears are kind of funny looking as well. Red next took on Laura and told her that he was working on giving her her wish for Christmas. Opal, Erica, and Laura went into the kitchen to finish up a batch of cookies. Red gave Myrt a peck on the cheek as she walked under the mistletoe and told her that he still had one surprise in store for her.. As he left, Red told Myrt that he would see her again, "Until we meet again, dear heart." A loud thump on the roof sent the house shaking as bells jingled off into the distance. Erica, Opal, and Laura rushed into the livingroom to see what had happened. They found the pictures had been knocked off center and that Red has disappeared.

Kevin and Janet were the only townspeople in the Insomniac Cafe. Janet had no family to spend the holiday with and Kevin was forced to work. As the two chatted and Kevin poured a free cup of java for Janet, Red entered the coffeehouse. He pulled up a chair and sat with Janet at her table. Janet asked Red if he wasn't going to get in trouble for disappearing from the mall. Red commented that someone apparently had given Janet a special gift. Janet smiled and said that her daughter gave her the present. Red assured Janet that she would be with her daughter soon. Janet shook her head. She said that the sentiment is sweet but that there is no way she will be allowed to be with her daughter. Red said that Janet should believe him, but noted that the last time Janet sat on Santa's lap it was 1967. She wore a blue plaid suit and sat on one of his helper's laps at the mall. Janet looked stunned. Red insisted that he always gave out gifts on an equal basis, but that Janet's mother must have purposely changed the labels to hurt Janet's feelings. Red reached into his bag and presented Janet with an angel. Janet declined the gift, She said that she did not have a tree and could therefore not use the angel. She pushed the angel back towards Red and told him to give it to someone else. Red refused. He told Janet that she should give the angel to someone who needs watching over. Before leaving, Red told Janet that he always has known she has had good intentions. He then wished her a Merry Christmas by calling her by her full name: Janet Green. On the way out the door, Red told Kevin to take the night. Kevin said that he wishes he could, but that his boss had other plans for him. Just as Kevin finished his sentence, the phone rang. His boss told Kevin to close the coffeeshop and go home for the holiday.

Kelsey asked if her father had called, but Ruth said that the phone had been quiet all day. There was, however, a present "as big as the state of Texas" in the livingroom. Kelsey was overjoyed until she learned that the present was from her mother and not her father. Joe commented that he was surprised that Jake did not have his nose buried in medical textbooks. Ruth chimed in that she didn't even see any textbooks laying around. Kelsey came to Jake's aid by telling her grandparents that she had taken Jake's textbooks to do a biology term paper. Ruth gave Kelsey a hug from behind and asked her if she was another Martin with an interest in medicine. Kelsey laughed and said that her interest could more closely be defined as wanting to pass her biology class. When Joe and Ruth left the room, Jake told Kelsey that he owed her one for helping him keep his cover.

At Wildwind, Grace, Belinda, Rosa, Anita, Isabella, Maria, Edmund, Bobby, Sammy, and Dimitri gathered for their holiday. Isabella said she wishes that Mateo and Hayley could have joined them for the celebration, but understood that they had business to take care of. Rosa swooned over Mateo's friend Tanner and wondered if he was still has "gorgeous" as he was when they lived in Texas. When Erica arrived, she found a package on the doorstep. It was addressed to each of the Santos and Keefer family members by name and was marked as being from Santa Claus. Erica opened the package and found a videotape. When they popped the tape in the VCR, they received a wonderful holiday surprise: a taped message from Noah and Julia. The couple told them that they are doing fine and that they miss their family. They wished them all the best and said that they will someday be back in Pine Valley. Noah motioned for Rose to join them onscreen and Rose sang what was Hector's favorite Christmas carol: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

Adam left a rather nasty message on his attorney's answering machine ordering him to call him as soon as possible. Adam was furious that his lawyer was apparently enjoying his Christmas Eve with his family rather than taking care of important business matters. Skye begged her father for a Christmas and was upset when Adam passed her his charge card. Skye said that she did not want presents, she wanted Christmas. As they talked, Liza raced down the stairs and announced that a truck was dumping something in the driveway. They all raced outside and Red's familiar "ho ho ho" echoed through the mansion. Adam returned inside covered in soot. He said that would get even with whoever dumped two tons of coal in his driveway. Skye laughed and told her father that he must have been a very bad boy this year or the truck, from a "Blitzen Industries" would not have left the coal for him. Adam went upstairs to wash up and Skye wandered over to the Christmas tree. She found a mysterious package addressed to Liza. Liza was afraid to open the package, but when she did her fear turned to anger. The gift was a small potted evergreen tree. A note attached to the present told Liza that she should think of Priscilla whenever things get bleak. The note was signed by Jake. Liza erupted. She hollered for Winifred and order the housekeeper to return the present immediately.

Jamie left a note for Santa Claus by the fireplace. Tad then took Jamie for some last minute Christmas surprises. Laura told Brooke that Red had been back at the boarding house making like miserable for Myrtle. Brooke told Laura that she has a present for her, but that it is not the kind she can open. Laura said that Brooke has already given her a place to live and that she needs no more---but if the present is the convertible type with a sunroof she can accept the present. Brooke sat Laura down on the sofa and told her that she would like her to be her real daughter and that she wants to adopt Laura. Laura's jaw dropped as she asked Brooke why. Brooke told Laura that she cannot handle the fact that Laura would be walking out the door on her eighteenth birthday and that she wants to be in things "for the long haul." She told Laura that she wants to be around for Laura's graduation and that she gets knots in her stomach when she knows that Laura is having a math test at school. "I already feel you're my daughter," Brooke said as her eyes welled with tears. She assured Laura that she is not trying to take her biological mother's place. Laura began to sob. She told Brooke that she had wanted to ask Brooke if she'd adopt her, but that she didn't know how to ask and that the news made this the best Christmas ever. She then asked Brooke if she had told Myrtle or Red the news of the adoption. Brooke said that she had only told Phoebe, Tad, and the social worker. Laura said that Red somehow knew that she was going to get her wish to be adopted and felt bad for being so mean to him. She then asked Brooke if it was possible that he could really be Santa Claus. Brooke shrugged her shoulders and said that anything is possible if you believe in it.

Tim and Amanda were upset that they could not find their Christmas angel for the top of the tree. Trevor realized that he threw it away when he came home from the hospital. He said that he was so upset that he was unable to walk that he mistakenly tossed the angel with other belongings. Trevor suggested that they make their own angel for the tree, but Tim said that their angel was a magical angel and that it could not be replaced. Trevor asked his kids to sit down because he had something for them. As they watched on in astonishment, Trevor rose from his wheelchair. Tim and Amanda rushed to their dad's side, jubilant that he could walk again. Trevor sat back down and wheeled himself to his desk where he told a picture of Laurel that he was trying his best to be a good parent. Trevor caught sight of something moving outside the house opened the front door. There stood Janet with the angel that Santa had given her. Trevor nearly passed out and demanded to know how Janet got ahold of their angel. Amanda scampered into the room and begged her daddy to let Janet stay and have some cookies. Janet gave Trevor the angel and he nodded his head, signaling that Janet could stick around for a bit. Amanda offered Janet a few cookies. Trevor looked on as Janet gave her daughter a hug and gently stroked her hair. Outside, Red looked in on the Dillon family and gave a "thumbs up" sign.

When the doorbell rang at the boarding house, Opal teased Myrt that it could be Frosty the Snowman showing up, The visitors turned out to be carnie friends of good ole Myrt's. Their train had broken down and they were going to be put up in a "flea bag motel." But when one of the women realized that they were only a short distance from Pine Valley she said that they could stay at Myrt's boarding house. The group said that a man dressed as Santa Claus picked them up and dropped them off. As everyone celebrated, Myrtle excused herself and walked over to the window. She looked out into the night sky as a few flurries started to fall.

"Anything is possible if you believe in it.""

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