Dan, unlike his ex-girlfriend Naomi, isn't invited to his niece's birthday party. Desperate to impress her he manages to persuade the family that he can be trusted with one of the big jobs to get the party ready.
Will his dad get to joyfully bathe in his son's failure yet again, or will Dan actually manage to pull it off?.
Brian introduces Dan to a guru with a secret, so unbelievably powerful, that he can only tell it to one person at a time - although it's another incredible attribute that keeps Dan completely mesmerised.
Unexpected visitors in the classroom and the most extreme of wake-up calls from his dad also stand in the way of this man getting his life back on track.
Although still haunted, literally, by the ghost of his ex girlfriend, Dan ends up unexpectedly preparing for a date, with a little help from Brian. Meanwhile his dad offers him a terrifying insight into his own romantic past.
'Scrooge 3000', a festive school play set in space, and a terrifying yuletide tradition, unsurprisingly courtesy of his psychotic dad, are just two of the Christmas challenges which risk reducing Dan's life to a crumbling mess.