On to the next Subplot To Warm the Cockles Of Your Heart. Kenny and Cameron pull up to some Christmas tree lot and Kenny says that he hopes Cam told the boss that this is his first job. Cam tells Kenny to relax, and that he can't believe he let his dad talk him into getting Kenny this job. Christmas Tree Boss walks over to the two of them and asks if this is his new salesman. Introductions are made. They pull out the circular camera for CTB's monologue about how important it is to sell trees and that the customer is not a friend. The customer never thinks of them until two weeks before Christmas and won't again starting Christmas Eve. High-pressure business, blah, blah, blah. Unneccessary close-up. Unnecessary close-ups on handshakes. Again. Again. CTB tells Kenny to listen to his brother and he'll be a superstar. Kenny asks Cam what he should do. Cam tells Kenny to follow his lead. His lead, unfortunately, involves lots of hair flipping and head tilting. Since Kenny has tight curls and no neck, this is going to be difficult. Cam tells Kenny to try not to screw up. Lordy, I'm tired.
Mary is at the doctor's office and while they take a very long time to take her blood pressure they discuss that having a baby "after thirty-five" (they are no longer being specific about anyone's age on this show) can be quite difficult. Mary says she feels fine. The doctor tells Mary some horror story about "Gestational Diabetes and a twelve-pound baby." Mary says she's just fine. The doctor says that maybe Mary will be one of the lucky ones. Nice bedside manner, babe.
"Who gives socks for Christmas?" Ferret chirps, as she and Meghan stuff boxes. "They're called 'Grandparents,'" Meghan "Monotone Means Comedy" Green shoots back. Ferret sets them up and Meghan knocks them down, people. Ferret asks what she should buy Clay for Christmas. Meghan puts on her awkward face and keeps it on for the remainder of the scene. She says she hasn't a clue. Ferret says that Clay has been acting "so weird" lately, and that he won't answer her invitation to spend Christmas skiing with her family. Quick question: If your mother were in a wheelchair, would you be traipsing off to ski with your new girlie-girl on Christmas? Don't worry, it's rhetorical. "Oh, well, maybe it's just family stuff," Ferret decides. Meghan asks how long Clay's mom has been in a wheelchair. Ferret stops all wrapping to give Meghan a look. "He told you about that?" Three episodes ago, kid. Meghan says it sort of "came up." "A few years ago. It was terrible. They actually had to cut Clay and his mother out of the car. She had like thirteen hours of surgery and ended up paralyzed." Meghan asks about Clay's dad. "I only know he left." "Clay doesn't talk about him?" "Not to me." Meghan gives the One-Up smile as Ferret asks for Meghan's finger. It's to help wrap, not to poke her in the eye, as I was wishing so desperately might happen. Close-up on bow.