The Young and the Restless spoilers for the week of December 24 bring sadness for Christmas as Nikki's health declines and then she goes missing before the end of the week! Plus, Lola dumps Kyle, the Abbotts remember Christmases past, Devon struggles, and a mysterious figure appears in Genoa City just in time for the holiday. This promises to be a do-not-miss week to help send off 2018 with a bang.
Finally, Victor (Eric Braeden) returns to the small screen when he appears to Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott), according to She Knows Soaps. Of course, Nikki sees him in her head while she's in a coma, so it remains to be seen if Victor actually returns to Genoa City.
On Christmas Eve, Nikki takes a turn for the worse, and her family and friends join together in a candlelight vigil on Christmas Eve to pray and hope for a Christmas miracle for the Newman matriarch. By the end of the week, Nikki stuns her family when she turns up missing, even though a comatose person could not leave the hospital on her own.
Meanwhile, Reed (Tristan Lake Leabu) struggles with what he's done to his grandmother. He ends up introducing himself to Rey (Jordi Vilasuso) and asks if he can talk to Rey about something. This could be the moment that Reed confesses to what he's done.
Although Nikki's life hangs in the balance, Sharon (Sharon Case) throws a holiday party in an effort to keep the holiday spirit alive for residents of Genoa City. Meanwhile, her estranged daughter Mariah (Camryn Grimes) appears on GC Buzz and tells her audience that they're her family now. Hopefully, by the end of the holiday, Sharon and Mariah will find their way back together.