Shawn and Cory get jobs over winter break in order to buy Christmas presents. When Shawn informs Cory that his new cushy job isn't exactly legal, he quits. Shawn, whose job at the docks is terrible, takes over hoping to make some easy money before he quits too. However, he finds it difficult to leave. Meanwhile, Eric says he'll drive Lonnie 500 miles to be with her family for Christmas.