"Days of our Lives" comings and goings reveal that fans are about to see some familiar faces return to Salem in the coming weeks. "DOOL" fan favorites are on their way home for the holidays, and while some of the returns will be welcomed, others will not be received well as many in Salem are going through tough times at the moment.

Home for the holidays

According to the latest "Days of our Lives" spoilers, the holiday season will bring many faces back to Salem, and fans are excited to see the former characters back in action. Characters such as Ciara Brady, Shawn Brady, Belle Black, and Vivian Alamain will all be back in town in the coming weeks, and they'll bring with them some interesting storylines.

Perhaps the most exciting return is that of Ciara. As "DOOL" fans will remember, Ciara left town after a string of personal issues. However, the main reason she left was to get away from Claire and Theo. Ciara just couldn't bear to see the man she loved being in a relationship with someone else. So, she decided to head to Asia and spend time with her brother Shawn and his wife Belle.

Ciara comes home to find Theo changed

When Ciara Brady returns to Salem she'll have a lot to deal with. Theo will be recovering from a tragic shooting that has left him paralyzed. The reunion will be bittersweet for Ciara as she will be thrilled to see her best friend again, but it will be hard for her to see him immobilized.

However, Theo has always had a fighting spirit and a positive attitude and he'll likely make it through this tough time in his life with a smile on his face and those he loves surrounding him. Meanwhile, Ciara's brother and sister-in-law will also be home for Christmas. "Days Of Our Lives" spoilers confirm that Shawn and Belle will be back for the first time in months, and fans of the super couple are thrilled to have them home for the holidays.

The couple will likely help their daughter Claire through everything she's going through in her life, including Theo's shooting, her messy love life, and her budding music career.

Vivan returns to cause trouble

Meanwhile, a former "Days of our Lives" villain is also on her way back to Salem. "DOOL" fans can expect to see Vivian Alamain return to town in the very near future, and she'll likely bring some big drama with her. While the details surrounding her return are being kept mum, head writer, Ron Carlivati, reveals that fans can expect to see a twist in her storyline on New Year's Eve.