The Christmas party's under way. All the women are in Santa hats, which makes a mean exchange in which Gaby tells Lynette to go to hell and stop talking to her (as Lynette once again tries to apologize). The Jingle Belles line up, and Bree introduces them. She turns to the women and tells them to sparkle. Why would they? Are they vampires? Bob, in the audience, tells Lee he can't believe they wouldn't let him in their group. Lee says it's their group and they can do whatever they want... "whores." As the singing begins, Gaby and Lynette bicker over Lynette's hat being in the way, and it goes downhill from there. Lynette was going to apologize. Gaby says it's too late, since Carlos might lose his job. (Lynette: "Gee, I wonder how that feels.") Lynette says Tom has to quit school. Gaby makes fun of him for being so old and in school, anyway. Lynette won't move, so Gaby takes her hat. Tom and Carlos watch, disgusted. Bree tries to stop them as they fight, one of them calling the other a bitch. Bob and Mrs. McC's boyfriend, Ray, joke about that word not being in "Silent Night." Gaby and Lynette's fighting ends up knocking Bree over. Orson and Carlos watch, and Orson doesn't look all that upset. They all seem sort of over it, at this point. Like, yep, those would be our wives. Bree stands and says they're taking a break, mid-song, and will be right back.
Bree calls the fighters backstage and tells them everyone realizes they're having a problem now, so a) they're fired and b) work it out. She storms off, and Lynette tries again to apologize and says how hard losing her job has been for her. Gaby "Boo-hoo"s her, and Lynette can't believe she doesn't care about anyone but herself. Gaby says she does care about her friends, but Lynette's not one of them anymore. She storms off and throws her hat down. It lands at Lee's feet, and he picks it up and giddily says, "I'm in!"
Bolens'. Instead of joining in the Christmas fun, they're arguing about Mona. Nick thinks they can't let a stupid housewife shake them down, but Angie says they have to make this go away. They only have $10,000 in their emergency fund (which you'd think they'd have spent on a hospital visit), but that's not close to $67,000. Angie takes off her wedding ring and says that will get them closer. They both look sad but resigned.