- When the NCIS Afloat is killed right before Christmas on an air craft carrier, the NCIS: LA team is sent to investigate messing up their holiday plans. On board, they find an epidemic of cocaine related incidents. In the end, they find out the produce was being shipped in containers coated in cocaine paint. Eric can't get them home before Christmas, but then Hetty shows up and gives Sam a seat to get home to his family. The rest of the team and Hetty celebrate on board.
- Eric agrees to help Nell with Toys for Tots by dressing up as an elf until she brings him tights/leggings to wear. They kiss under the mistletoe and he agrees to wear the costume.