The 2009 Shortland Street Christmas party was held on the 18th December 2009. It brought together several ongoing storylines: a drunk Tania Jeffries revealed her mother Yvonne Jeffries and her ex-boyfriend Ben Goodall are now a couple to the hospital staff; Sarah Potts went home with Maxwell Avia and slept with him, an event which would irreparably damage her relationship with estranged husband TK Samuels; Brooke Freeman revealed her feelings for TK, which would be somewhat reciprocated by him later; and Kieran Mitchell framed Rachel McKenna for the hit-and-run death of Morgan Braithwaite.