While protecting a photo she took with a Gachitanger, Hitoha inadvertently sparks a rivalry between Sakiko and the Hopeless Squad. Mitsuba desires an exercise machine and uses Futaba as a replacement. Yabe tries to work up the courage to ask Aiko to a Christmas party, but she loses her glasses and starts wrapping everyone wearing red clothes in bandages. Yabe ends up spending Christmas alone while Yuki holds a mixer party, though no one seems to go with her ideal picture of the King game. With Souijiro coming home late, the girls get Yabe to fill in as Santa for Futaba, though she ends up gripping tightly on his clothes, putting Yabe in a rough situation when Soujiro comes home.