Lee gets a surprise visit from Frank, the father who walked out on his family thirty-five years earlier and who never paid any maintenance. Lee is hostile but Lucy urges him to forgive and forget. It is Christmas after all and Frank has terminal cancer and a hospital letter to prove it. But can Lee trust the man who ate his goldfish and made him take a drink-driving rap aged twelve? At least he gets to kiss Lucy under the mistletoe, which is the best Christmas present of all.