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Duration: 30 minutes

The Square’s been transformed into a German Christmas market. Alfie’s been up all night rigging the lights. Derek and Tyler are confident they’ll win their bet. Alfie spots Kat and Michael talking. Agitated, he drops the Christmas star as he decorates the tree; it smashes. Kat convinces him to lie down and leaves the Vic. Suspicious, Alfie checks on the ring in Kat’s drawer and vents to Michael Kat’s untrustworthy. Michael insists Kat wouldn’t cheat again. Alfie’s stunned - Michael knew about Kat’s affair! Fatboy interrupts, dragging Alfie outside where a crowd’s gathered around the tree, topped with a new Christmas star that Kat organised. Alfie switches on the Christmas lights to cheers from the crowd but isn’t happy.

Lucy wonders who the girl Joey loves is. Lauren wants Lucy to come to the Christmas lights. In the Vic, Lauren’s devastated when Joey insists they avoid each other and snaps when Abi berates her for missing Oscar’s party.

Tanya wants everything perfect for Oscar’s 5th birthday party and won’t invite Derek; she worries when Derek’s keen for a chat with Max. Derek wants to discuss Max’s stag do. Max’s stressed by Tanya’s upcoming scan results and the bother he’s getting from their “friends”. Derek gives his brothers new mobile phones. Tanya reluctantly invites Derek to Oscar’s party.

Sharon’s stressed, torn between supporting Phil and keeping Jack happy. She searches for her pills. Jack claims he binned them but eventually produces them; it’s Sharon’s choice. Although tempted, Sharon doesn’t give in. Derek finds Sharon’s pills; Jack swears him to secrecy.

Denise ropes Whitney, Liam and Morgan into singing outside the Minute Mart; they’re awful. Ian’s amused. Denise isn’t impressed when Ian jokingly produces mistletoe.

Alfie gives Fatboy relationship advice about Poppy. At the Christmas lights, Fatboy gives Poppy a mince pie with extra cream.

Music Played

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Joey Branning
David Witts
Poppy Meadow
Rachel Bright
Max Branning
Jake Wood
Mo Harris
Laila Morse
Whitney Dean
Shona McGarty
Tyler Moon
Tony Discipline
Alice Branning
Jasmyn Banks
Michael Moon
Steve John Shepherd
Derek Branning
Jamie Foreman
Alfie Moon
Shane Richie
Kat Moon
Jessie Wallace
Lucy Beale
Hetti Bywater
Lauren Branning
Jacqueline Jossa
Tanya Cross
Jo Joyner
Abi Branning
Lorna Fitzgerald
Sharon Rickman
Letitia Dean
Lola Pearce
Danielle Harold
Shirley Carter
Linda Henry
Bianca Butcher
Patsy Palmer
Liam Butcher
James Forde
Denise Fox
Diane Parish
Jack Branning
Scott Maslen
Ian Beale
Adam Woodyatt
Arthur 'Fatboy' Chubb
Ricky Norwood
Morgan Butcher
Devon Higgs
Executive Producer
Lorraine Newman
Michael Owen Morris
Jeff Povey


Maria Friedman to play Linda's mum


Star of the stage Maria Friedman will guest as Elaine Peacock.

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