Outside, Califano tells Ben that he's been "working this patient for the last six weeks," and accuses Ben of taking advantage of Buscemi's fear. Califano thinks if they had done the transplant earlier, Buscemi wouldn't be "in there with a tube down this throat." Ben disagrees, but Califano thinks this is about Ben always being right. He walks away, and Ben sighs. Cut to Buscemi lying in his hospital bed.
Cherry is telling Sid and Ollie that the Bible's coverage of the story of Jesus' birth is remarkably inconsistent. Welcome to Biblical study, Cherry. Sid worries that it's just the three of them. Cherry says he's not doing the Christmas story, so it's really just the two of them. Stiles arrives and starts excitedly handing out props. Ollie asks if it's just the two of them participating. Sid balks at wearing a turban as a Wise Man, because he thinks it will make him look like someone trying to coax a snake out of a basket. Ha! Stiles assures him that it's only one of his roles -- he'll also be the innkeeper's wife. Sid wants Ollie to be the wife, but Stiles explains that Ollie is Mary, and she can't turn herself away. Ollie starts reading her lines aloud, including parts about being a virgin, and says she's "willing to play a virgin" but "not willing to brag about it." She and Sid get up to leave. Stiles protests that "the sentiment has meaning for people." Sid says it's not the sentiment, it's the "prospect of complete humiliation." Stiles explains that she's far from home, and she doesn't know anyone here, and wonders if it's "too much to ask for something familiar, something that feels like home." Ollie looks at Sid, and then says, "Yes." They leave. Then...Max shows up, noting that "a slot has opened in the show." Stiles sighs.
Ben asks his son about the Christmas boycott. Ben thinks it's because his son misses his mother, but his mother would have wanted her family together. The son thinks Ben is dating someone, and bringing her to Christmas dinner. Ben says he's not dating anyone, or bringing anyone to Christmas. The son thinks that Christmas should be family. Ben asks if this means he will be celebrating, which is too bad, because he gave all his gifts away. A water fight erupts. Ben's beeper goes off.