Kelsey is learning that having part of your bowel removed under local anesthesia is horribly uncomfortable, and she is having a really hard time even though Boyfriend has actually been allowed in and is sitting at her head, promising to stay with her the whole time. Really, shouldn't the poor guy have earned a name by now? Bailey is trying to keep her positive and as she works, she starts singing "Let It Snow." Alex gives her a withering stare and Cristina tries to beg off because she's Jewish, but Bailey shuts that right down and orders her to sing or leave. Cristina jumps right in off-key, and finally everyone sings while they continue to operate.
Afterward, both Bailey and Cristina go to Meredith's for Christmas dinner. Teddy asks how Kelsey did and Bailey first explains to everyone who the girl is, and then says happily that she did a bowel repair while the girl was awake. Her father, whose mood seems only to have gotten worse, chastises her for using the word "bowel" at the dinner table, which serves to embarrass absolutely everyone. After a moment of silence, Bailey quietly says that her child is healthy, and while her dad tries to interrupt a few times she defends that she outgrew her marriage, and that it was a toxic environment and not what she wanted to model for her son. Her dad argues this isn't the time and place, though anyone could realistically argue back that he completely started it. Everyone else just stares down at their plates and Bailey finally says that part of the reason she is happy is because she got to repair a bowel and save a life, which is God's work and therefore appropriate Christmas dinner table conversation. All of the surgeons agree, though quietly, as if they don't want Bill turning all Angry Dad on them too. Bailey repeats through tears that Tuck is healthy and she is happy, which is enough for her today, and then begins to angrily stab at some turkey until Arizona offers green beans down the table to break the silence. Everyone starts with the false cheer while Bailey pulls herself back together.