At the booth, Liam Kelly shows how to get around and tells Hope Douglas that Santa comes after his quick sleep—just like their sister Beth is in the other room. Douglas realizes it’s Hayes’ first birthday. The packaging continues and Hope favors children with gifts for the less fortunate. Douglas and Kelly head to the main house for cookies as Hope and William Beam.
At the cliff house, Stevie and Finn celebrate Hayes’ first birthday with an ornament on the tree and a canoodle. Stevie says this is her favorite holiday season, especially now that her mom is back home. Finn looks sad. Stevie I’m sorry Sheila can’t be a part of their celebration. Vin understands.
Deacon arrives at Sheila’s hotel room with her Christmas present. She asks about his plans. He hopes to spend time with Hope and Beth this holiday season. Dickon asks if Sheila heard a reply from Finn. She admits, “No. Not even an emoji.” The deacon knows it must hurt. Sheila is sure Taylor gave her two cents now that she’s back. She decided it wasn’t over and called Finn.
In the cliff house, Stevie sees Sheila calling and asks Finn to answer her. Taylor lurks in the room while Sheila asks if asking to see her son for Christmas was too much. Stevie says, in this case, it is. Finn tells Sheila that this will not happen. “Have a nice holiday,” he says, then hangs up.
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In her hotel room, Sheila was stunned to hang up and wondered how she was supposed to have a happy holiday. The deacon’s heart goes out to her. Sheila doesn’t understand what’s wrong with Stevie. She abounds with anger that she does not want his pity. Deacon feels bad. He doesn’t see Finn coming forward to spend time with him. Sheila is angry at the way she is being treated and warns that she does not want to hear that he has been invited to Forrester’s mansion. Dickon sees hope in the cabin and urges Sheila to keep her faith that her situation will change in time. Sheila yells that she’s not the same person anymore – if Stevie gives her a chance to prove it… Now that Taylor has given her professional opinion – she might never be able to see Finn.
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At the cabin, Hope is looking forward to Christmas at Forrester Palace and Liam is glad their children can experience it. Talk turns to Deacon and tells Hope that she intends to see her father during the holidays. She explains that she and Deacon have already made a plan – he’ll come before they go to Eric’s. Hope doesn’t expect Liam to be there. He didn’t want her to get hurt and change the subject into a little pre-Christmas gift he has for her. Liam wants to pay tribute to her and explain to her how Christmas brings her most beautiful traits at the forefront of his mind. He pulls a gift bag. Inside, a gold sunflower necklace engraved with the name of Beth and Douglas. She loves him. They accept.
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At the cliff house, Taylor joins Finn and Stevie, as her daughter goes to see Hayes. Taylor asks her brother-in-law how he feels about Sheila and the holidays. “what do you want?” Finn shrugs, “It doesn’t matter.” Taylor advises, “It definitely does.” Stevie reappears and Taylor tells her that Finn is not okay with the decision about Sheila and that there are complicated feelings involved. She thinks they should seriously consider inviting Sheila to Christmas. Stevie, surprised, rumbled, “What?!?” Her mother remembers, “I shot you!” Taylor feels there are other factors at play and doesn’t think it’s healthy for Finn to deny the feelings he has for the woman who gave birth to her. Stevie complains that Sheila is unstable. Taylor replies, “That’s why we have to handle the situation carefully.” She thinks the first step is to invite Sheila on Christmas Eve. Stevie repeats that the psychotic woman shot her. Taylor explains herself again and urges them just to open the door a little. She wants to look into Sheila’s eyes – she’ll know if she’s fixed or just as dangerous as ever.
In Sheila’s hotel room, Deacon hopes things will work out for her and Art. Sheila admits she was hoping for a miracle; Something to warm Stevie’s cold heart and let her see her son for just one day. Her phone is ringing. She gasped, “It’s him.” She answered, and Finn and Stevie told her they had changed their minds. They explained that Taylor convinced them to invite her to Christmas Eve. Sheila choked, “You’re not kidding, are you? You wouldn’t do that to me.” Stevie assures that she can come and spend time with Finn tomorrow. Sheila gasps, “Thank you Taylor. And thank you Stevie. I’m going to spend my first Christmas with my son.”
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