Finding the stub of the receipt from the ring that Kat pawned, Alfie worries about its disappearance. Paranoid, he watches Kat laughing with Michael, before overhearing her on the phone saying ‘I love you’. Kat claims it was her dad; Alfie’s not convinced. He redials. It was. Charlie’s not well so Kat’s going to visit. Michael arrives to give Kat a lift. Really? Alfie questions whether he’s a soft touch following advice from Jack and Michael. Alfie finds the ring Kat pawned. How has she got it back?
Max has bought an ornamental reindeer, but the nose doesn’t light-up. Joey receives a court form. Alice tells Joey she wants them and Derek to be together on Christmas Day. Joey doesn’t. Max receives a replacement reindeer. Tanya’s unsure about Max’s efforts; she hasn’t had her scan results yet. Max explains to Joey: Lauren’s accident scared him and he wants his family close on Christmas - Joey’s not invited. Later at R&R, Lauren watching, Joey asks Lucy to go back to hers. Once there, he tells her he’s in love with someone else and leaves. Joey goes to Max’s house. He ticks the ‘plead guilty’ box on the court form and punches Rudolph’s nose.
Sharon and Jack bicker about Phil. Sharon tells Lola Phil came clean to Social Services. Lola’s gutted. Sharon tries to reassure Lola but Shirley thinks it’s game over.
Bianca’s worried about how she’ll afford a Christmas tree but rejects Derek’s baubles. Later, Carol, Morgan and Liam reveal to Bianca a homemade cardboard Christmas tree decorated with Pat’s earrings.
Denise eyes-up Ian’s fruit and veg, later revealing she’s setting up a Caribbean fruit and veg stall outside the Minute Mart. Kim hints to Ray she wants an engagement ring for Christmas. Ray makes a quick escape.
Fatboy moves into the B&B.