Vera's ecstatic. She has a secret admirer sending gifts, love poems and balloons. Like Vera, Alice and Jolene, wonder who it is. Mel "does" know who it is, but is tight lipped. Will the mystery man make his move and be unmasked?
It's Vera's 1st Christmas with Eliot, but Eliot's busy as an "undercover" mall Santa. He later spots Vera there, kissing her ex Steve Marsh, which makes him feel his marriage is already in trouble. Will their marriage survive the holiday?
Tommy's home from college feeling down,due to bad grades & a failed romance. Also,Mel gets a visit,his old Navy buddy Frank. Who ends up inspiring Tommy to consider a change,that Alice may not be crazy about.