Jessica Collins stars as “Avery” on “The Young and The Restless.”

The Forresters did their best to celebrate Christmas despite missing Stephanie. Pam received a sign that Stephanie was there in spirit. Eric’s holiday didn’t go quite as planned. Hope was confident that Liam would want to reunite now that he knew what really caused their split. Katie told Caroline that she supported her in exposing Bill’s deception. Steffy made sure that Hope knew that she was a force to be reckoned with when it came to Liam. Bill warned Caroline that he would get even with her someday. Hope asked Liam point blank for an answer about a future together. Katie suspected that Bill had a drinking problem. Wait to See: Liam introduces Rick to his fist. Caroline suffers a terrible accident.

Brady fell hard for Kristen while she continued to manipulate him. Sami wrestled with her emotions over EJ and Rafe. Doug and Julie arrived in Salem for Christmas. Lucas made a kind gesture toward Sonny. Victor showed his softer side by playing Santa for a group of sick children. Sami accepted EJ’s invitation for New Year’s Eve after Rafe said he was through with her. Later, Nicole and Rafe agreed to spend the holiday together, where they were sure to run into their exes. John walked in on Brady and Kristen in bed together. Will began having second thoughts about not claiming his unborn child. Wait to See: Brady and John get into a heated argument. Gabi offers a truce to Sonny.

Lulu wanted an explanation as to why Maxie didn’t contact her when she began having abdominal pain. Kristina told her mom that she was moving to California with Trey. Ellie asked Spinelli if he regretted choosing her over Maxie. Starr and Michael spent the holiday getting reacquainted. Todd caught Sam trying to break into his safe. Connie injured Starr during a struggle. Sabrina fantasized about spending New Year’s with Patrick. Lucy continued to manipulate Tracy and AJ. Kristina was suspicious of Connie. Olivia continued to be haunted by visions. Emma told Sabrina how much she disliked Britt. Wait to See: Todd and Carly seal New Year’s with a kiss. Starr’s humanity is tested.

Billy urged Jack to forget about Newman Enterprises and to just concentrate on running the family business. Nick found some dog tags among Avery’s belongings. Chelsea misunderstood Adam’s intentions of being with her on Christmas. Sharon and Nick shared a nice holiday together before Nick went back to Avery. Michael invited a battered Jamie home with him and Lauren. Chloe offered a reward to find her stolen money. Phyllis planned an intervention for Jack after she found him passed out. Lily brushed off Tyler’s crush and told Cane that she only wanted him. Katherine and Tucker put aside their differences for Christmas Day. Wait to See: Daniel says goodbye to Phyllis. Victor uses his status to get information from Mason.

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