The girls worry about having enough money to buy gifts for everyone for Christmas and Flo proposes that each one just buys one gift for someone. However, each person's sacrifice of something dear to them to buy a gift for another turns sour (a la "The Gift of the Magi"). Meanwhile, a power outage at the diner leads to an unexpected visitor… Santa Claus.
|Linda Lavin||Alice Hyatt|
|Vic Tayback||Mel Sharples|
|Beth Howland||Vera Louise Gorman|
|Philip McKeon||Tommy Hyatt|
|Polly Holliday||Flo Castleberry|
|Will Hunt||Arrested Santa|
|Jack Kruschen||Santa Claus|