Shawn Christian is “Daniel” on “Days of Our Lives.”

By Dana Block
Beverly ran off after Stephanie falsely accused her of stealing the Forrester designs. Hope and Stephanie learned about the troubled lives of emancipated foster children. Justin was on the prowl after his split from Donna. Eric was shocked by Jackie’s confession about his designs. Bill tried to mend the rift between Katie and Steffy by planning a holiday vacation for the whole family in Mexico. Brooke gave Thomas advice about his feelings for Hope. Wait to See: The Logan sisters attempt to cook Christmas dinner at the Forrester mansion.

Brady re-created an important night for Madison for their date. Marlena surprised John in jail. Jennifer was depressed after her relationship with Daniel appeared to be over. Carrie might have found a way to free John after a big break in his case. Kayla Brady returned home to Salem. It was learned that Alice’s past might hold the key to getting the upper hand on Stefano. Jack made an incorrect assumption after running into Daniel, further pushing Jennifer away. Meanwhile, Daniel faced the fact that he might have inherited Maggie’s illness. Wait to See: New evidence surfaces in John’s favor.

Lucky visited Elizabeth after she was voluntarily admitted for psychiatric stabilization. Dante questioned Anthony after obtaining new evidence from the crime scene. Robin realized that there was something medically wrong with Jason. Carly found Franco’s DVD and pocketed it. Maxie warned Lulu that she might push Dante away for good. Sonny and Kate bonded over their shared upbringing. Lulu asked Dante if he still had the engagement ring. Wait to See: Matt interrupts Lucky and Liz’s Christmas celebration.

Nigel led a group of protesters against the cancellation of their favorite soap opera, “Fraternity Row.” Viki was shocked to see Charlie at the diner in Texas. Charlie encouraged Viki to open her heart to Clint. Todd admitted to Starr that he would like to get back together with Blair. Destiny asked Matthew point blank if he was going to be involved in his baby’s life. Natalie and Jessica started to mend their relationship as they decorated for Christmas. John was at the hospital with Tea while she waited for news about her unborn baby. Wait to See: The truth about Stacy is revealed.

Avery couldn’t take on Sharon’s custody case against Nick because of a conflict of interest — Avery and Nick were now a hot item. Jack asked John’s ghost for advice on how to help Kyle cope with his mother’s death. A drunken Nikki got in to a physical altercation with Sharon. Sofia admitted to Lily that she was marrying her father so that their new baby could have a stable home. Lily and Cane fondly remembered their own wedding day during Neil and Sofia’s ceremony. Later, the reception was cut short after everyone realized that Neil was nowhere to be found. Wait to See: Nikki faces her ghosts of Christmas past (and present).

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