In the week before Christmas, Mitch and Hobie take in a strange 10-year-old girl, named Joey, who turns out to be a professional con artist on the run from a local bookie after Joey's mother Kyla, a drifter and professional hustler, has stolen $10,000 from the bookie. When Kyla lands in jail, Joey cons Hobie into helping her raise money in order to bail her out after she misplaces the package with the stolen cash. Meanwhile, C.J. helps out with a local church program for homeless children and is attracted to the young priest, Father Sam Ryan. A lonely and depressed Matt gets into the holiday spirit when a group of dwarfs, led by one named Benny, hang out in front of his lifeguard tower every day and Matt suspects they may be actually be Santa's elves after they decorate his tower for Christmas. Also, Tracy (who is revealed to be hiding some health problems) gets depressed about not having a White Christmas and Mitch decides on a plan to help her out.
Did You Know?
In this episode, Matt suspects Benny (Danny Woodburn) of being one of Santa's elves. In the movie "Jingle All the Way", Woodburn worked as an elf at a toy store. See more
When Matt does CPR on the boy with the candy, his right fingers are curled up in closer shots and spread out in longer ones. Also, he gets sand on two of his left fingers that disappears between shots. See more
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