Jay takes Manny out to cut down their own Christmas tree, and Gloria is on edge with mom in town but changes her tune when she sees her bonding with Claire. Elsewhere, Mitchell is forced to do last minute shopping when they didn’t get Lily the right gift and Cameron takes Lily to a charity event and they experience the true meaning of Christmas.
Shawn and Gus receive an invitation from Desperaux to visit him in British Columbia, but there's a catch: Desperaux is still in prison. But after much convincing, Gus agrees to go with Shawn on the free trip. Fresh off sharing a kiss with Juliet, Shawn is faced with telling her his feelings before she leaves for the Amalfi Coast with her boyfriend Declan, and before he and Gus leave for British Columbia. However, Shawn misses his chance after McNab tells him that Juliet asked him with help with her passport, meaning she already left for Italy.