After an emotional return of Teresa Giudice in the premiere episode of Real Housewives Of New Jersey season 7, episode 2 will find the housewives celebrating Christmas, which will air on Sunday (17 July) at 8pm EST on Bravo.

The official synopsis of the episode titled A Very Hairy Christmas reads as follows:

It's Christmas in Jersey! Melissa hosts the Gorga/Giudice Christmas Eve Dinner and reunites with Teresa for the first time in a year. Later, Jacqueline gets a surprise call from Teresa as Dolores attempts to negotiate peace between the two ex-BFFs. Meanwhile, Joe Giudice and Gia are at odds over her decision to spend New Year's Eve away from the family.

Click here to watch RHONJ episode 2 live on Bravo TV. Alternately you can also watch the episode online by clicking here (only in the US).

Meanwhile, Giudice – whose homecoming after serving 11 months in federal prison for tax fraud was heavily featured in RHONJ season 7 episode 1 – thanked fans and the Bravo family for sticking by her side in a Bravo blog post.

She shared, "I can't thank my Bravo family and my fans enough for sticking with me and supporting me through everything I've gone through in the past year. It means a lot. I have the most amazing fans in the world and just want to tell you that I love, love, love, love you all!"

Admitting that watching the episode was emotional, the reality TV star shared, "Watching this episode wasn't easy. It made me cry. Seeing Joe and my daughters waiting for me while I drove home with Jim brought back a lot of tough memories. It was surreal to watch. I had waited for that moment for 11 and a half months and felt like it was a dream. I still do."

"I have to admit I broke down when I watched Joe and the girls hug and kiss me when I walked through the door. It was such an emotional moment. One I will never forget. I'm just so happy to be back home with my babies, where I belong," she added.