It’s Christmas day, and the Hortons, Bradys, Kiriakises and DiMeras continue to celebrate the holiday. Kristen and Brady share a romantic Christmas morning in bed. However, they are soon interrupted when EJ and Chad drop by Kristen’s hotel room, and Brady is forced to sneak out a window. The siblings exchange gifts, then Stefano sends a heartfelt message to his children. After EJ and Chad leave, Brady returns, and he and Kristen once again make love. Eric counsels Sami about her love life. EJ arrives to spend time with Sami and the kids. He gets a private moment alone with Sami to ask where she sees things going between them. Sami is truly torn but is saved from having to answer when Johnny interrupts. Will convinces Sonny, Gabi and Nick to call a truce for the day. Abigail invites a lonely Chad over to her family’s house. Doug and Julie talk Jennifer into reading the Christmas story at the hospital. Meanwhile, Maggie, Abe and Kayla rope a reluctant Victor into playing Santa for the sick children. Later, everyone reconvenes at the Horton house. Lucas invited Kate and Billie, who feel awkward at first but are warmly welcomed by all. Maggie gives a stirring speech about family.