SANTA (BARBARA), BABY
Another classic soap Christmas clip (actually, this one is technically a bunch of them put together)! This time from Santa Barbara.
Julia (Nancy Lee Grahn) was a single, high-powered attorney who was fed up with men and romantic relationships and decided to have a baby on her own. (Not to be confused with GH's Alexis Davis, who was a single, high-powered attorney who was fed up with men and romantic relationships and decided to have a baby on her own after a one-night stand with the local, mumbling, though terribly fertile mobster. Even though they kinda look alike.)
She turned to Mason (Lane Davies), a Shakespeare and other poetry quoting, sometime drunk who Julia figured would never be interested in asserting his paternal rights, to make it happen.
Mason slept with Julia - strictly for procreational reasons, of course. And kinda, sorta fell in love with her, too. Julia kinda, sorta fell in love with Mason. But, that didn't work with the whole, very oft-stated have a baby on her own thing. Oh, and also, Mason had married Tori by this point. And Tori was pregnant. Not with Mason's child, of course. That would be silly. This was a soap, after all.
Tori's baby's father was Cruz, current lover of Mason's sister, Eden. Mason figured he would step up, marry Tori, protect Eden, and earn the love of his father, CC, whom Mason absolutely, positively did not spend his entire life trying to impress.
Tori had a boy, Chip. Julia had a girl, Samantha.
And then Tori went into rehab for cocaine addiction. And Mason was alone... at Christmas time...