Mr. Billachi, an elderly former department store Santa, is brought into court for attacking the robot that replaced him. Disheartened by the commercialism of Christmas, he announces his intention to commit suicide, and Dan is the unlikely person who has to convince him that Christmas is still a time of giving and goodwill. His task is made harder by the fact that his normally cheerful co-workers are all complaining loudly about the mess-ups in their holiday plans.
Harry finally becomes buddies with Mel Torme by convincing him to appear as "Man of the Year" at his old fraternity's annual dinner. When he learns that the "Man of the Year" is actually meant to be the victim of a hazing at a public rally, he desperately tries to talk Mel out of it. Dan is employing Will as a bounty hunter and raking in reward money, but bites off more than he can chew when he sends Will after "Eddie the Machete." Bull gets a Walkman and listens to books on tape around court.
Dan tries to get into a newspaper society column, but the columnist is enchanted by Roz instead. Bull substitutes for Mac as court clerk. Lissette tells Christine about her erotic dreams featuring Harry.