Christmas in Emmerdale turns out to be a dramatic family affair as Charity Dingle (Emma Atkins) sets out to destroy Chas’ (Lucy Pargeter) wedding to Paddy Kirk (Dominic Brunt).
Elsewhere, Kim Tate (Claire King) is furious with Jamie’s (Alexander Lincoln) plans while Al Chapman’s (Michael Wildman) secret comes to haunt him. But will Priya Sharma (Fiona Wade) find out?
Monday December 21
Jamie returns from his trip and Kim tells him that he has made the family look like a laughing stock. She leaves him to clean up his mess.
Chas catches Charity and Mack stashing stolen goods and Paul is mindful of Liv’s recent seizure and gives her a pointed look when they discuss her driving lessons.
Tuesday December 22
Andrea is fuming when Kim tells Millie she has a special Christmas plan in store for her.
Full of self-loathing, Laurel can’t stand Marlon being nice to her.
Mack tells Moira that he’s leaving town and Moira offers him a place to stay at Butlers, leaving Cain furious while Paddy panics over the wedding plans.
Wednesday December 23
Mack is nearly caught by Moira at the barn, where he’s keeping his stashed merchandise.
Paul tells Aaron about Liv’s seizure and she’s furious. As Paul tries to leave, Liv reveals his secret to Vinny. Paddy reels when disaster strikes.
Hour long episode.
Priya is firm on wanting Al to herself this Christmas, but Al sends one last message to his mystery woman, delighted at the game he’s successfully playing.
Marlon and Aaron are relieved when Leyla agrees to help them plan Paddy and Chas’s wedding. Charity overhears wedding talk at the church and is left angry and hurt when she hears the team remark how grateful they are that she has not been invited.
Cain organises a romantic night in with Moira and suggests that they start wearing their wedding rings again.
Jamie eventually manages to talk Andrea around to the idea of letting Millie spend part of Christmas Day at Home Farm, which leaves him very pleased with himself.
Vinny tells Paul to stop being weak and admit his addiction. This triggers Paul, who retaliates with physical violence. Will this be the final straw for Vinny and will he tell Mandy about his dad’s gambling?
Hour long episode.
As the Dingles, Bear and Paddy work at keeping the surprise wedding a secret from Chas, Charity is full of resentment and could spoil their hard work.
Charity hides her anger after discovering that Ryan has received an invite to the wedding. Feeling angry, she dresses herself in funeral attire.
Al gives Priya an expensive necklace that matches Amba’s for her Christmas present, but he’s eager to get away to see his mistress and he concocts a story. But his secret is about to come to the surface.
Elsewhere, Rishi prepares to surprise Jai and Laurel’s kids by dressing as Santa, but Manpreet and Priya quickly convince him to drop the act.
Kim is incredulous when Jamie reveals he has suggested that he and Andrea get back together, but does Andrea have other plans?
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