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Duration: 35 minutes

Gutted, Tanya cancels the wedding. Lauren’s apologetic and ashamed. Max finds Lauren trying to mend Tanya’s wedding dress. He goes out. Later, Derek brings Max pigs in blankets. He’s unapologetic about blackmailing Tanya. After Derek threatens him, Max allows him one more day at the centre of the family - then they’re through. Max lets Lauren open one present early; it’s a wedding ring and Max confides that he’s going to marry Tanya tomorrow. Meanwhile, Derek phones someone and tells them where to find Max.

Derek’s sure he, Kat, Alice and Tommy are going to be a proper family. A frosty Jean and Mo bring Tommy to Kat. In the street, people stare as Kat passes. Roxy, Alfie and Amy arrive while Kat’s waiting at Santa’s grotto. Kat lets Alfie take Tommy in. Derek puts a heart necklace in his lock box and takes out David’s letter to Carol. Derek’s annoyed when Alice reveals Kat’s gone out. Shirley advises Kat to fight for Alfie. Derek takes Kat home. Alfie throws a Christmas Eve celebration at the Vic, his smile only slipping when he’s alone. He invites Roxy for Christmas dinner. Kat looks out at the moon and sees Alfie; Alfie watches, gutted, as Derek leads Kat away.

Alfie and Fatboy’s stall is pitted against Tyler and Derek’s in their festive wager. Dressed as a fairy, Kim lures customers to Fatboy’s stall. Tyler retaliates, wearing only boxers and a Santa hat. In the Vic, Denise declares a landslide victory for Fatboy and Alfie. Tyler shows Fatboy some cash he kept back to ensure Alfie would win; he slips it into Alfie’s tip box.

Lola’s delighted when she and Billy visit Phil and find Lexi waiting.

Poppy’s supposed to be going home for Christmas but returns to Walford and kisses Fatboy instead.

Music Played

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Derek Branning
Jamie Foreman
Kat Moon
Jessie Wallace
Alfie Moon
Shane Richie
Max Branning
Jake Wood
Tanya Cross
Jo Joyner
Abi Branning
Lorna Fitzgerald
Lauren Branning
Jacqueline Jossa
Cora Cross
Ann Mitchell
Sharon Rickman
Letitia Dean
Jean Slater
Gillian Wright
Roxy Mitchell
Rita Simons
Mo Harris
Laila Morse
Arthur 'Fatboy' Chubb
Ricky Norwood
Poppy Meadow
Rachel Bright
Tyler Moon
Tony Discipline
Kim Fox
Tameka Empson
Phil Mitchell
Steve McFadden
Billy Mitchell
Perry Fenwick
Lola Pearce
Danielle Harold
Denise Fox
Diane Parish
Ian Beale
Adam Woodyatt
Jack Branning
Scott Maslen
Shirley Carter
Linda Henry
Alice Branning
Jasmyn Banks
Executive Producer
Lorraine Newman
Karl Neilson
Matt Evans


Alfie gets a grilling


Alfie is taken away for questioning. Is the truth about to come out?

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