The halls

The are dec­o­rat­ing their Christ­mas tree this fort­night, but what’s lurk­ing un­der it?

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nb! thanks to sabc3’s cricket cov­er­age, we won’t un­wrap the days’ christ­mas eve episode un­til tues­day 13 jan­uary 2015.

christ­mas mys­tery

he hor­ton clan dec­o­rat­ing their christ­mas tree is one of days’ most-loved tra­di­tions – it’s been go­ing on since 1971. and this year, vic­tor (john anis­ton) gets his own or­na­ment! what next? ste­fano (joseph mas­colo)?

on wed­nes­day 10 de­cem­ber, bo and hope (peter reck­ell and kris­tian al­fonso) share mem­o­ries while un­pack­ing dec­o­ra­tions and find a mes­sage from ste­fano in alice’s or­na­ment. that’s fol­lowed by a tree-trim­ming party in hor­ton town square, com­plete with mem­o­ries of tom and alice (macdon­ald carey and frances reid), as well as the fam­ily’s tree dec­o­rat­ing at alice’s house, where jen (melissa reeves) and abby (kate mansi) are liv­ing.

mag­gie (suzanne rogers) brings the to­tal num­ber of name or­na­ments on the tree to 51 as she in­tro­duces three new fam­ily mem­bers – her son daniel (shawn christian), grand­daugh­ter melanie (molly bur­nett) and hubby vic­tor – and they’ll get to join in the tree-trim­ming fun on thurs­day 11 de­cem­ber. it wouldn’t be christ­mas in salem with­out mys­tery and drama. hap­pily, this year it’s juicy and we’re won­der­ing why alice kept a spe­cial mes­sage from ste­fano and what it has to do with the baby photo of ej. bo and hope can’t re­sist find­ing out and phone ej’s (james scott) mom susan banks (now played by brynn thayer) on fri­day 12 de­cem­ber. jen’s suit­ors jack (matthew ash­ford) and daniel are there to hang their or­na­ments and fight over her. and will (chandler massey) isn’t hav­ing a very merry christ­mas – he’s go­ing crack­ers on 10 and 11 de­cem­ber be­cause he walked in on sami (ali­son sweeney) cheat­ing on rafe (galen ger­ing) with ej on fri­day 28 novem­ber and now sami’s bit­ing her nails about when he’ll let that lit­tle “present” out the bag. she’s plan­ning a christ­mas eve vow re­newal with rafe, so it will go wrong. we can’t wait! but we have to… un­til 13 jan­uary 2015.

Jingle balls

the balls on the hor­ton tree in­clude the orig­i­nal seven dat­ing back to 1971 for alice, tom and their kids mickey (john clarke), bill (ed­ward mal­lory), ad­die (pa­tri­cia hus­ton), marie (marie cheetham) and tommy (john lup­ton), which are guarded trea­sures. made by a prop artist, they cost $150 (r1 681) each. “we have never bro­ken one of them,” says melissa reeves. “each is an heir­loom piece, in­cred­i­ble his­tory. ev­ery time the prop team brings out that box, it trig­gers so much emo­tion.” a few were dam­aged though, by the 1994 la earth­quake, in­clud­ing hope’s and melissa’s (lisa trusel).

bo helps ciara hang a bauble on the hor­ton tree.

bo and hope find a mes­sage in alice’s

tree or­na­ment.

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