Zoe (Rachel Bilson) finds herself anxious that her ever-critical mother will be visiting BlueBell soon for the holidays. In order to avoid spending quality time with her mother, she busies herself with a patient but potentially ruins Christmas Eve for the whole town. Trying to fix the problem, Zoe upsets Wade (Wilson Bethel) by turning to his dad (guest star Christopher Curry). Meanwhile, Lavon (Cress Williams) is desperate to make the week special for Ruby (guest star Golden Brooks), but his plan goes awry when Lemon (Jaime King) gets involved. Elsewhere, George (Scott Porter) is struggling with picking out the perfect present for Tansy (guest star Mircea Monroe). Tim Matheson also stars. JoBeth Williams and Laura Bell Bundy guest stars.