The residents of Salem celebrate Christmas. Abe reads the Christmas story and Doug dress up as Santa. Carrie presents the new evidence to the Judge and they await his ruling. Will insists that Marlena accompany him to Sami and Rafe's vow renewal. Hope is still upset about Stefano bringing up her past with John in front of Bo. John surprised Marlena and everyone when he shows up at the Horton Town Square after being released. E.J. is shocked and realizes this will hurt his mayoral race. Lexie and Abe decide to put E.J.'s actions on the backburner for Christmas and visit the DiMera mansion with Theo.
Episode number: 47x32 Production Number: 11742 Airdate: Friday December 23rd, 2011