What time are the soaps on at this Christmas Day? EVERYTHING you need to know!

The big day is almost here, but after your Christmas dinner, you’re going to watch the soaps, right? Well, that’s our plan anyway…

The soaps will be even more dramatic this Christmas, from characters returning, to exiting, and the climax of dramatic storylines.

So, what’s happening in Corrie, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, Fair City and EastEnders this Christmas – and when are they on TV?



Carla Connor makes her big return to the cobbles – but she’s hiding a secret… Meanwhile, Billy is kidnapped by Peter when he discovers he was the one responsible for the death of his sister Susan.

EMMERDALE, 5.50pm – 6.50pm


Robert embarks on a journey as he faces several confusing but eye opening scenarios in an odd Christmas Day experience – in what seems to be an never-ending dream.

HOLLYOAKS, 6pm – 7pm

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Jesse waits for a response from Courtney on Christmas Day after confessing his love, while stalker DS Armstrong returns to the village, putting Cindy in danger.

EASTENDERS, 9pm – 10pm


Things are set to explode in catastrophic style for Max as the dramatic storyline reaches its conclusion – while EastEnders has revealed that “an unearthed piece of evidence looks set to trigger Max Branning’s ultimate downfall, in an apocalyptic scale that will destroy the Branning family forever”.



Carol decides to end her jealousy as Aoife makes a move on Robbie. Kerri-Ann hides her fears as Decco discovers her big secret. Oakley takes revenge on Miriam…

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