Monday 22nd December (episode 2)
When Kal finds Gary and Alya chatting in the street, he angrily sends Alya back to work and tells Gary to stay away from her. In an effort to be civil, Izzy allows Gary to take Jake for the afternoon. But while he steps in to help Roy, who’s getting hassle from some teenagerss in the cafe, Jake cuts himself. When Izzy spots Jake’s cut, she immediately blames Gary for
his lack of care. Witnessing this Owen turns on Gary, issuing a few home truths of his own!
Desperate to ensure they have the best Christmas ever, Kylie arrives home laden with presents and asks David to buy something special for Lily. Meanwhile Kylie’s unnerved when Callum drops his car into the garage for a service and tells her she’ll be seeing more of him. Calling in the Rovers, Callum flirts with Liz first then Eva. What is Callum’s game?
In an effort to appear less miserable, Steve suggests they hold a massive Christmas party at the Rovers. Liz is unimpressed when Steve invites Tracy along too, while Tracy winds up Tony, pointing out he’ll be spending Christmas Day with both she and Liz.
Meanwhile when Steve arrives back in the pub laden down with bags of goodies Liz is taken aback by the amount of stuff he’s bought. As he pays for the work on his car, where is Steve getting his cash?
Tim shows Sally a picture of a second hand sofa he’s found but will it live up to Sally’s expectations?
Wednesday 24th December
Faye gives Gary the money she’s received from an Aunt and tells him to buy a present for Jake. Gary’s gutted to discover he’s got the same gift as Anna. Izzy’s annoyed, pointing out that Gary knew what Anna had bought and Katy’s quick to put the knife in, suggesting Gary’s preoccupied with Alya. Humiliated, Gary sets off back to the toy shop. But having returned Jake’s present he blows the money on beer instead. Anna, Owen and Faye are furious with him. Gary heads out telling them he’ll spend Christmas elsewhere.
Callum pulls out a big wad of cash as he pays Kevin for his MOT. Kylie watches, wishing Callum would just disappear and leave her alone. When Callum then tries to tempt her into his car by showing her a bag of cocaine, will Kylie give in to her demons?
When Lloyd gets a call from the British Embassy to tell him Jenna’s been arrested in Spain, he’s worried sick and tells Andrea he’ll have to fly out to Madrid immediately. As Andrea sees Lloyd off, Steve’s nonplussed and Lloyd leaves, hurt.
Roy suggests to Yasmeen they organise the soup kitchen at Roy’s Rolls rather than the Community Centre as he has all the equipment. Sally offers up Sophie and Maddie’s services.
Thursday 25th December (hour long episode)
Whilst Gail, Michael and David call in the bistro to see Nick, Kylie stays at home to prepare Christmas dinner. She’s horrified when Callum lets himself in and presents Max with a brand new bike. Kylie orders Callum out of the house but Callum refuses to leave and pulling out a bag of speed, offers it to her. Arriving back David catches them red-handed. Callum
introduces himself to David, explaining he’s Max’s Dad, Kylie’s ex and her drug dealer. David’s horrified. Gail, Michael and Audrey return home to find David and Callum fighting. As her family life implodes is Kylie about to lose everything?
Amy’s taken aback at the amount of presents Steve’s bought for her whilst Tony’s shocked at how much Steve has spent on food. Having promised Amy snow for Christmas, Steve drags Michelle upstairs and they drop fake snow out of the window. Misreading his signals, Michelle tries to kiss Steve. Having pulled out all the stops for Christmas, can Steve overcome his depression? Meanwhile when Tracy grabs Tony under the mistletoe, how will he respond?
At Faye’s insistence, Owen and Anna relent and invite Gary to join them for the day. But when Owen and Katy make digs at Gary for wasting Faye’s money on booze, Gary loses his temper and accidentally breaks Faye’s present. How will the family react?
Yasmeen, Alya, Kal, Sharif, Zeedan, Sally, Maddie, Sophie and Roy run the soup kitchen. Gavin’s uneasy when Michael presents him with the engraved family tankard, having added Gavin’s name to it. Jason’s gutted when he realises he’s bought Eva the wrong perfume and further annoyed when Tony gives her the right one, much to Todd’s amusement.
Friday 26th December (hour long episode)
Sheepish Gary returns home and promises Faye he’ll find the money to replace her headphones. Owen’s scathing, claiming even Anna’s had enough of him. Gary asks Tracy and David if he can borrow some money but they both give him short shrift. When he then overhears Carla insisting Roy join her for a bite to eat later, a desperate Gary forms a plan and pockets Anna’s keys to the café. But as Roy sets off for Carla’s, he finds the teenagers loitering outside and frightened he retreats back inside. Assuming Roy to be out, Gary lets himself into the café hoping to steal some cash. Finding the till empty, Gary makes to leave but is stopped in his tracks as Roy, mistaking Gary for one of the teenage thugs, smacks him to the ground with a cricket bat. As Sinead watches with horror from across the road will Roy stop there? Anna’s beside herself with worry as Gary’s taken to hospital, wondering how Gary could sink so low as to try and steal from a family friend. Alone in his police cell, Roy sits frightened and confused at the turn of events.
As Gail leaves for Milan to visit Sarah, Michael promises to keep an eye on David. The kids are running him ragged, with Max asking questions about his mum that David can’t answer. Realising David could do with a break, Michael offers to babysit so David can go for a drink. But when a drunk David makes an announcement to the pub, their friends are left reeling.
Steph’s annoyed when Nick leaves her holding the fort again so that he can spend time with Erica. Desperate for some help at the bistro Steph calls on Leanne. Realising they need another pair of hands Nick’s later offers Leanne her job back at the bistro.
Leanne accepts on condition she’s made manageress and they give the place a makeover. Will Nick agree? Meanwhile when Sean and Eva tell Erica how Nick’s a changed man since he met her and it’s a shame she has to return to Spain, Erica’s thoughtful.
After Tim arranging with Kevin to get Sally’s sofa back for Christmas Day, Sally’s outraged to discover it was only a loan and her sofa has gone again. When the Nazirs arrive she’s adamant they mustn’t see her empty living room and Maddie, Sophie and Tim concoct a story about the loo being broken. In an effort to make it up to Sally, Tim, Sophie and Maddie decorate the living room giving it a romantic vibe. Will Sally thaw towards Tim?
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