It's the day of the Christmas Decoration Swap in Ambridge, and Susan struggles in with the huge inflatable snowman which has graced her mum and dad's front lawn for the past few years. She's depressed to see that Sabrina isn't there with the coveted baubles from her tree last year. Then, right at the end when David takes over her table for a moment, in comes Sabrina with her old decorations and her children pleading for the snowman. Susan is in seventh heaven.
Meanwhile, Alistair is out doing a bit of Christmas shopping and comes across Ryan in a jewellers. He's buying an expensive necklace, and he tells Alistair he's had a win. Alistair tries to tell him that his wife would probably have much preferred him to pay off some of his debt. He congratulates Ryan for not putting all the money straight into another bet, but Ryan is angry and leaves.
Alistair tells Shula about it when he gets home. For all he knows, the necklace is in the pawnshop by now. Shula is concerned, telling Alistair not to get too involved.
Episode written by Joanna Toye.