Christmas Day 2012 telly highlights - EastEnders, BBC1
The EastEnders special runs for an hour from 8.45pm - the same time the two-hour Downton special starts over on ITV1. The second hour of the ITV1 show clashes with BBC1's Royle Family Christmas special.
If you're wondering what's on the box on Christmas Day, we'll save you some time by picking out a few key highlights.
EastEnders: Christmas Day at 8.45pm on BBC1
Max and Tanya are getting married... or are they? Soap weddings never pass off without some kind of drama. And what exactly will Alfie discover about Kat?
Why you should watch: Traditionally, EastEnders saves its biggest jaw-dropping revelations for Christmas.
utter muck that is on most year round just glad i do not pay a tv license for the crap
and i do not own a tv ..?
Looking forward to Downtown and Call the Midwife. Will catch up on Eastenders later. Can't miss Derek being killed off - hurrah! Pity they didn't give Ben more than 4 years, hope he won't get off early and come back into it and pity they didn't leave Max buried. Kat's affair is spoiling it for me, poor old Alfie keeps forgiving her, her affairs and now that there is nothing to forgive he chucks her out, hope they retrieve Derek's phone and Alfie listens to it. All I want now is for David Wickes to come back and play happy families with Carol. Carol's family can all make guest appearances for the wedding. Looking forward to Dot returning, will she bring her sister with her? Okay, Okay I know it's not real but I have got terribly into the habit of watching and it's a lot better than watching 22 men kicking a ball around a field!!!
Oh dear Craig Cash, Caroline Aherne. In the past this has always been a "Xmas Must See" sadly with a break last Christmas time the writing team had ample time in my humble opinion to write a "Comedy Masterpiece" Sorry Guy's but it just did not shake my tree this year. Bring back John Henshaw as Roger & Sharon Duce as Valerie. Sad to relate the writers are not going to replace strong characters such as Twiggy and Nan because all we get is just Xmas Specials their is no continuity and as such we don't see any new characters develop, it all felt a bit errm!! empty this year.
We have three brilliant comedy writers my opinion is lets have an " Early Doors 2013 Christmas Special " set in the Grapes Pub between between McVities and the traffic lights on Birdhall Lane?, Ken, Joe, Duffy, Jean Melanie Tommy Eddie and Joan . . . . . what say you?
I watched Eastenders the other week after a absence from soaps after several years. I only managed 10 minutes of viewing before wanting to vomit, same wooden acting and I guess the stories are on a merry go round with different faces. I don't know how people can stomach this re hashed tripe.
hello. its not real.
turn off the TV and spend time with real people like your family, if you have one, we had a great time.