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    Days Recap: Olive Branches.

    Tuesday, December 24 2013
    Victor gives Maggie a gift, Julie and Doug arrive for Christmas, and JJ surprises Daniel with a visit.


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    At home, Brady throws down a Christmas card from his dad before getting high. He hides the drugs when Nicole arrives and says she knows what he's doing. She chastises him for hiding inside and invites him out. He turns her down and gets high again when she leaves. While having a drink, the butler brings down the gifts Brady hid. Brady gives him his gift and the day off. Alone, he finds Kristen's gift and tosses it in the fireplace saying, "I can't do this anymore." He leaves a note apologizing for not sticking around and leaves.


    Victor sits in the town square with a gift. He remembers proposing to Maggie, and then her telling him that their marriage is over.

    At Daniel's, Maggie surprises him with an early gift from Santa. Parker runs into Daniel's arms. Later, Nicole drops off Parker's gifts.

    JJ curses in his room when he hears the bell ring and stashes something in a brown bag. Downstairs, Doug and Julie arrive. They're glad Jenn's letting Maggie stay there and can't believe the way Victor and Daniel are treating them. JJ overhears Julie's praise that Jenn saw Daniel for who he was. Jenn and Abby confirm to her that JJ has turned his life around. Alone, Abby and JJ share how they miss their father. They join the family and JJ plays "Silent Night" on the guitar. Outside, Victor hands Maggie the gift box. She's certain jewelry isn't going to change anything. He didn't get her jewelry so she opens the box. She asks him if he really means it after reading the note inside. Victor admits he's wrong and asks her for another chance. She needs his word and he agrees. They kiss. Inside, Julie speculates Maggie's avoiding an 'I told you so.' Abby's put off when Julie mentions she's better off without Chad too. Doug wonders why JJ ran off.

    At the DiMera's, EJ and Sami don't know where things stand but he won't let Nick Fallon destroy what they have, even in death. He doesn't want the others to know that he knows. Abe arrives with Theo who apologizes to Sami for giving her earring to Ciara. Stefano asks, "What earring?" EJ thanks him and sends him off to find his gift. Sami's concerned over Stefano's interest in the earring but EJ warns her not to look guilty. Nearby, Theo tells Stefano that it's not the best gift. His mother told him that the best gift was family. Stefano agrees. Later, EJ asks what's wrong with Kate, Gabi and Sonny in the Santa photos that Sami's looking at. She realizes that Santa is the guy from the woods. EJ's concerned that someone can place them at the crime scene. Sami realizes the man saw Gabi with the backpack. Things are going from bad to tragic after EJ learns they saw the man again and lied to him. They hold each other and promise not to let this get in the way of the family during the holiday. She leaves with the kids. Alone, Stefano tells EJ about his attempt to make amends. EJ's not surprised Rafe didn't accept his olive branch.

    At the church, Eric confides to Father Matt that he had a dream about Nicole slamming a door in his face. It made him feel sad. Father Matt thinks Nicole's moving on with her life and Eric's stuck in limbo. He invites Eric to the Christmas Eve service but Eric knows he's not welcome in the congregation.

    Marlena remembers gifting Eric his vestments and gets up to leave Brady Pub when Roman arrives. She asks about Eric. Roman thinks he needs time. He invites Eric to mass when he joins them. Eric's not going. He wishes them Merry Christmas and leaves. Marlena worries that Eric and Brady won't survive what Kristen did. Later, Sami doesn't want Marlena to blame herself for the family not being together for Christmas. Sami and EJ text 'I love you' to each other.

    Nicole bumps into Eric in the square and pretends to be shopping for Daniel and Parker. She doesn't want Eric to spend Christmas Eve alone and talks him into going to mass with her.

    Daniel's surprised when JJ stops by on Christmas Eve to give Parker a gift. Parker pulls a train out of the brown bag. JJ and Daniel wish each other a Merry Christmas.

    JJ returns home followed by Maggie and Victor. Jenn hugs Victor as Doug and Julie kiss.

    Salem Spoilers for the next Days Of Our Lives:

    Eric receives an unexpected visit from Victor.

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    Posted by Spring is near at Tuesday, December 24 2013 10:47 AM

    Still watching today's show and recap is already up. Yay! Like I said on yesterday's posts, I cannot stand Julie. She is a trouble making, loud mouthed gossip, and the only thing she can do is start trouble and stir the pot. Today she started in on Victor and said Maggie is not there because Julie will tell her I told you so regarding Victor. Earlier she started on Jack and JJ overheard. And now she lit into Abby regarding Chad, clearly hurting her and kept running off at the mouth while Abby walked away. Later! Would rather see Anne than Julie!!!!

    Posted by everlena1973 at Tuesday, December 24 2013 10:52 AM

    I'm at work trying to concentrate and in the background the song on the radio is "Twelve Days of Christmas" sung by The Muppets! I used to love The Muppets!!! I am cracking up!! I love it when Ms. Piggy says "FIVE GOLD RINGS" and then start shaking when she says that. That song just brought back some good memories for me!! TOO FUNNY

    Posted by everlena1973 at Tuesday, December 24 2013 10:53 AM

    Sprig is near, I had to move my post from yesterday's board.

    Posted by Spring is near at Tuesday, December 24 2013 10:58 AM

    JJ gave Parker a toy train. I guess that is for the one he broke. Victor and Maggie just showed up and Julie said "speak of the devil". OMG!!!! I want to slap her. But even with Julie, it was a fantastic show today - the best of the year!!!!! Christmas carols showing people with their troubles, love, compassion, kids, presents, I have tears in my eyes as I miss family life sooooo much. I guess I can live vicariously through Days. This !!!!! is the Days I love soooo much! Abby just put the baby Jesus in the manger. Go !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Days!!!! Best ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by CoachJack at Tuesday, December 24 2013 11:12 AM

    OMG THEY DID WHAT I WANTED THEM TO!!!! JJ making amends by giving Parker a new toy to replace the one he broke was on my Christmas wish list for DAYS!!! I was going to write it myself if they didn't lol.

    Great episode. Now THIS is the DAYS we know and love!!!! Everything was perfect except for Julie putting her nose in everybody's business. Geez.

    Posted by everlena1973 at Tuesday, December 24 2013 11:43 AM

    I wanted to share what I got Gabby for Christmas this year. She loves basketball, her favorite team is the Miami Heat. I got her a throw to use while she is on the couch, a watch, a matching earring and necklace set, all Miami Heat things. The last and biggest gift she hinted around for is a Kurio tablet. I got her that too. I could not afford to get her any more than this, but she also got three outfits, so I guess I did good. When I was growing up, my mother was and still is single. It was five of us Three boys and two girls. I am in the middle, anyway, there were years that we didn't get anything, but cloths on our backs and food in our bellies. When we were kids, we didn't understand, know that I am an adult and a parent, I saw how much my mother struggled to fulfill our needs, our basic needs at that. I am thankful that I can do for my child.

    Posted by CoachJack at Tuesday, December 24 2013 11:50 AM

    Aww Everlena those are beautiful gifts! Your daughter knows you love her, that's the most important thing

    Posted by peprmnt at Tuesday, December 24 2013 12:21 PM

    haven't watched todays episode yet. waiting till later.

    **does anyone think that maybe the bird watcher/Santa might be helping Nick recover from the water? maybe they're working together for a huge blackmailing payoff from Kate & Sami?
    but, eventually the Salem PD MIGHT realize Nick's cell phone is still pinging off Salem towers not New York.
    naaaa... they aren't smart enought to think that one through !!

    Posted by holdingonfordearlife at Tuesday, December 24 2013 07:33 PM

    CoachJack..........I tried looking for your Christmas
    Card..................and all I got were pictures of
    card fronts....no numbers....(I did add your #)...
    and requests to join.........but...I'm sure it was
    lovely and I thank you for it!!

    The Christmas tree picture never shown...so I changed
    it yesterday to a Winter Wonderland...and guess what...
    it is there now!! Maybe...whatever...didn't like the
    bright lights from the tree????? Anyway...it is a
    local picture of a lake frozen over with quite a bit
    of snow on ground with a whole lot of cedar trees....
    too bad the picture has to be so tiny..........

    Hope Santa is good to all of you.............and you
    don't awaken to a bag of coal...like my sheriff teased
    me that I was going to find.............:)) ...he
    is so cute..............he could be santa....if he had
    hair and beard..............cause he has neither of
    the above mentioned.............but...he is a big guy
    and strong..............but.....very...very nice!!

    Posted by holdingonfordearlife at Tuesday, December 24 2013 07:53 PM

    Everlena....I love the Chipmunks singing Christmas
    carols.................especially Alvin...........love
    cartoons...............so fun.......so sweet!!

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