CORONATION STREET ITV Carla is back on the Street bearing glad tidings and a sack-load of presents. But all Aidan wants is for her to help save the factory from closure. Elsewhere, Tracy gets into the spirit of Christmas - by taking a hipflask to Amy's school show. After knocking back the booze, she and Steve topple into bed together. But there's no festive cheer for Billy when Peter takes his revenge, or for Anna who's on the run with the cops closing in.
EASTENDERS BBC1 It's going to be a bleak Christmas for Max, who has been shunned by his whole community - even his family. Aidan's plans for the job are coming to a head, with repercussions that will affect the Square for months to come. Karen gets a little good news - she is asked to play the angel in the Nativity - but the bailiffs are looming. Will there be a Christmas miracle for the Taylors? EMMERDALE ITV Bah humbug! Robert Sugden is Emmerdale's very own Scrooge - a deplorable villain whose dastardly deeds have ruined Christmas for many of the residents. So it's apt that he's the central character in a surreal Christmas Day double episode, inspired by A Christmas Carol and Groundhog Day. Robert wakes on Christmas morning to an alternative reality. Will he be persuaded to change his ways?
ROVER RETURNS Carla with Aidan
TROUBLE VISION Robert
MAD MAX Public enemy number one