Christmas 1958 is not just about the opening of presents, but also attempting to heal some deep wounds. Jenny’s relationship with Alec continues to progress and Shelagh gets ready for her quiet wedding to Dr Turner. Nonnatus House is awoken by a banging on the door as the police pay a visit. An unexploded bomb has been uncovered and the whole area has to be evacuated.
The convent comes under threat as old buildings are been demolished to make room for new flats. Fred's pregnant daughter Dolly and her young son come and stay with him. Jenny is wooed by a new love interest, Alec, a friend and colleague of Jimmy's. Chummy and PC Noakes prepare for the arrival of their baby.