The residents of Albert Square are determined to have a peaceful Christmas this year. But with secrets festering, families fractured and pressure building, will they all get the Christmas they asked Santa for?
With Phil’s health rapidly deteriorating, and time running out, the Mitchell family face the prospect that this Christmas could be Phil’s last. Will this be Phil’s last Christmas?
As Lee struggles with the burden of his secrets, is he finally set to confront the consequences of his actions?
Meanwhile, a ghost of Christmas past returns - Max Branning is back. But where has he been? What has drawn him back to Walford? And is he resolved to serve revenge for dinner this Christmas?With Kim and Vincent on holiday, Denise is hoping for a peaceful Christmas with Libby and Patrick but things don’t go to plan when Patrick reveals he’s invited Derek. Denise later grows frustrated when she learns Kim has told their mum about the pregnancy. Elsewhere, Jack is disappointed when he spots Roxy, hungover, again.