Sunday, Dec 18
Spoiler: A whole host of Carrigstown residents have slept on the street overnight. Bob is delighted with the amount raised and how the idea was a huge success, so he offers free breakfast to everyone. Soon afterwards, Bob asks Val where the collection bucket is. When she says that she doesn't have it, Eileen accuses Bob of stealing the bucket. Shocked, he walks away.
Bob's accusers follow him out of the Hungry Pig and he tries to explain that he didn't take it, while Sean tells a furious Eileen that she's not being fair on Bob. Later, Zumo and Decco arrive at the Hungry Pig and announce to everyone that they found out who really stole the sleep-out money. Bob thanks the Bishops for clearing his name and they reach an understanding.
Meanwhile, an excited Caoimhe convinces Orla to go shoplifting again. Though Orla is slow to agree, she's finally persuaded to do so. Caoimhe and Orla head into town and Orla bores Caoimhe with her list of rules. Caoimhe doesn't listen and steals a whole host of stuff for herself and some for Orla as well.
Elsewhere, Suzanne accepts that moving home makes the most financial sense, but inadvertently hurts Bela in the process - saying that she's moving to save money and not to live with him. In McCoys, a big celebration takes place for Rachel's adoption, but Suzanne feels caught in a tug of love between Bela and Esther as they both want to spend time with her.
Tuesday, Dec 20
Spoiler: Jo and Dermot get an upsetting phone call when they learn that Kelly and Zoe's father is sick, so they won't be able to go home to him for Christmas. They are forced to break the news to the pair, but promise that they will try and make this Christmas as happy for the girls as possible. However, Kelly soon announces that she is going to see her dad, and Jo and Dermot fail to stop her.
Soon afterwards, Dermot runs after Kelly, telling her that he is going to accompany her to the hospital. Later, Jo and Dermot vow to adopt the girls' family Christmas to make them feel at home.
Meanwhile, Orla tells Caoimhe that she doesn't have time to buy a Christmas present for Esther, so Caoimhe promises that she will steal a present for her. Caoimhe tells Orla that all of her Christmas presents are going to be stolen this year.
Elsewhere, Eileen prepares for Christmas and notes that Vivienne is upset because Denzo won't be home this Christmas. She urges the rest of the family to be considerate towards Vivienne.
Also today, Val tells Christy that he shouldn't be on his own this Christmas and that he should spend it with her, her daughter and grandson.
Wed, Dec 21
Spoiler: Bob has organised a community event for Santas to sing and give children presents. A gang of Santas get off the bus outside the community centre, and one in particular is very nervous-looking. Zoe takes a special liking to the quiet Santa and goes up to talk to him. She follows him into the park, where they sit and chat about her sick dad.
Back at the community centre, Jo realises that Zoe is missing and completely panics. Tommy goes to the park looking for her, so the mysterious Santa persuades Zoe to go out to Tommy and go back to Carrigstown with him. Back at Monastery Avenue, the strange Santa enters the house and they are shocked when he reveals himself as Denzo. He pleads with his bother to let him see his mum and gran and is delighted when they finally agree to do so.
Meanwhile, Bob parts on bad terms with Rebecca, telling her that he never wants to see her again.
Elsewhere, Esther decides to pretend to Charlie that they're having a 'Slim Star meal' for Christmas Day; Sash chats to Dean about her past Christmases; Niamh asks a delighted Orla for dinner at their house; Suzanne reveals the sex of her unborn child to Esther but she makes her promise not to say it to Bela; while Pete annoys Dolores by saying that he won't have much time before Christmas to hang out with her.