Tuesday December 25 8:00 PM / 7:00c

When Calls the Heart Christmas

Hope Valley gets a surprise when Sam Bailey shows up in the town with his cart of notions and wares. The peddler promises Jack he will stay clean and out of trouble during his stay. Jack isn’t completely convinced that Mr. Bailey will keep his word but in the spirit of the season, he’s willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Bill is taking on the restaurant duties as Abigail continues to work on the town’s new budget. Elizabeth stops by to let both Bill and Jack know that she is in need of help when it comes to decorating the town for Christmas.

In the classroom, Elizabeth assigns the roles for the Christmas play. Rosemary shows up to the classroom to offer up her help with the holiday festivities. Elizabeth reluctantly accepts the assistance and gives a disappointed Rosemary the job of stringing popcorn for the tree.

Sam Bailey proves to not be a man of his word when Jack discovers him in possession of stolen jewelry. As punishment, Jack takes Sam to jail where he discovers that the jewelry he found on Sam belonged to Rosemary. It turns out she sold the jewelry to Sam without Lee knowing, and in return, Lee reported the jewelry as stolen. After selling the jewelry to Sam, she swore him to secrecy. In the face of the misunderstanding, Jack has no choice but to release Sam.