In the aftermath of Christmas, Jack talks with Don Wilson about the presents they got. Might there be a little re-gifting going on? Jack brags about his pal Phil, and the watch he gave to Jack. Kenny tells about his gifts, and Mary reads a lletter from her family. Kenny Baker sings, The Night is Young and You Are So Beautiful.
Though Phil is late, Jack is much more forgiving of his new found friend, especially with the fancy new watch. A telegram from Fred Allen, and others arrives with Christmas greetings. When Phil arrives, the sugary sweet friendship is just a little over the top. Phil plays, A Find Romance.
After a few sappy comments on Jack’s latest film, College Holiday, the next installment of Buck Benny begins. How’s the hunt for Cactus Face going? Will the Christmas spirit allow for some forgiveness for the outlaw? Out on the range, Buck stops in at Daisy’s house for a little New Year festivities.
Sheriff Andy Devine joins the party, and some last moment gift exchanging goes on. Cactus Face seems forgoten as the gang all join together to sing, Sing Baby Sing, with special lyrics. Ring in the new year, and get a clue for where the hunt for Cactus Face Elmer may go next!
PS: The watch from Phil becomes a running gag, that comes to a head later in the season. Mary drops a hint at how it’ll end. In her letter, Mary mentions her brother Hilliard. He really was her brothr, and far from the crazy antics might hint at, he later joined the show to help produce them in well into the television years.