It's the December holiday season. Maxwell's sister Jocelyn drops by unexpectedly from London to meet up with a new boyfriend, a meeting which doesn't go as she hopes. Meanwhile, Maxwell has made plans to go to Boston for a one-day business trip on the first day of Hanukkah. Fran is upset that he forgot about spending what she considers the most important day of the holiday season with the family. But the entire family won't be at home for the first day of Hanukkah either as, in addition to C.C., Maxwell is taking Grace with him to Boston. On the first day of Hanukkah, both Fran and Maxwell individually remember back to their respective childhoods about what the holidays were like. This remembrance is enough for Maxwell to realize that he'd rather be home. As Maxwell, C.C. and Grace are driving along during a blizzard, Maxwell calls Fran on his cell phone to tell her that they're on their way home. But Fran overhears what she thinks is Maxwell accidentally driving off the road. She's ...