This time next week is of course Christmas Day, and the writers of our top three soaps have been busy for months writing plotlines that’ll keep us riveted as we slump in our chairs, still wearing the hats out of the crackers, bloated from too much dinner and slightly buzzed from copious quantities of Christmas booze…
And we have a round up of all the major plotlines we’ll be seeing play out on Christmas in the top three soaps.
Starting with Corrie, there’s not much cheer around for Becky who’s been falsely accused of causing Tracy Barlow to miscarry her twins.
So, upset, drunk and alone in her flat, Becky has herself a little bonfire of all the photographs she has of her and Steve.
But, as the booze takes its toll on her, she dozes off, leaving the embers of her Boyfriend Bonfire smoldering away.
A fire quickly takes hold, but luckily for Becky, Nick Tilsley spots smoke and manages to break in to save her life.
We’ll see poor Becky’s fire trauma on Christmas Day at 8pm on ITV1.
Meanwhile, over in Walford, Denise Fox is set to find a mystery gift under her tree, but before she can find out what’s in it, her sister Kim claims it’s for her, and tussle ensues…
However, eventually, the sisters agree that it is intended for Denise, who duly opens the parcel to find a USB stick inside.
Wasting no time, an intrigued Denise loads up her PC and finds out what her gift is; a confession from Phil Mitchell that he knowingly sold Denise’s former fiancé Kevin Wicks a dodgy cut and shut car.
Kevin of course died when the car went out of control and crashed. So, armed with the shocking recording, Denise goes to confront Phil, who still has no idea who’s stalking him.
However, by the time Boxing Day rolls around, everything on the Square has changed – forever for some.
On Christmas Day, the B&B will of course be set on fire by an arsonist – who we suspect is Yusef Khan – and it’s going to leave at least one person dead and several more fighting for their lives…
And it’s amid that carnage that the stalker is revealed!
These scenes air as of Christmas Day at 9pm on BBC One.
And finally, it’s over to Emmerdale, where Debbie Dingle has invited Andy Sugden and his girlfriend Alicia Gallagher over for Christmas dinner, but of course, it’s going to go the way of the pear…
It’s not surprising really, given that Debbie’s latest plan to conceive a saviour sibling – who can donate bone marrow to her ill daughter Sarah – is to actually have sex with Andy.
So as the tension in the room simmers, Alicia and Debbie snipe at each other all day, and over lunch, that tension boils over when it’s clear that little Sarah has received more and better gifts that Alicia’s son Jacob.
She’s furious and upset for her son, and it’s made worse when Diane and Victoria arrive with gifts for Sarah, and nothing for Jacob. Embarrassed, Diane rushes back to the pub, but can only find a box of biscuits to give Jacob.
As the bickering continues, Debbie gets more and more annoyed, until she snaps and pours Alicia’s dinner over her head!
Catch all the drama on Christmas Day at 6pm.
More soapy news soon!