Christmas soap spoilers: Double EastEnders wedding, and deadly Emmerdale pub explosion 1

Christmas soap spoilers: Double EastEnders wedding, and deadly Emmerdale pub explosion

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Christmas is once again set to be an action-packed season in soapland, with weddings, explosions and unexpected kisses setting the stage for another dramatic festive season.

EastEnders is gripped by wedding fever as killer Gray Atkins prepares to tie the knot with his pregnant girlfriend Chelsea Fox, while Emmerdale looks set for a tragic Christmas as the Woolpack explodes.

Elsewhere Corrie will opt for a slightly lighter festive season, with Tyrone Dobbs sharing an unexpected kiss with his ex Fiz Stape, while the Barlows and Platts attempt to come together for Christmas dinner.

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So ahead of the upcoming celebrations, MailOnline takes a look at the moments fans can look forward to… 

Tense: Christmas is once again set to be an action-packed season in soapland, with EastEnders set to be gripped by wedding fever as Gray Atkins prepares to tie the knot with Chelsea Fox

Tense: Christmas is once again set to be an action-packed season in soapland, with EastEnders set to be gripped by wedding fever as Gray Atkins prepares to tie the knot with Chelsea Fox

EastEnders 

Over in Walford, fans can expect twice the drama with a Christmas Day double wedding, with both Gray and Chelsea, and Denise Fox and Jack Branning set to wed.

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But in typical soap fashion, the day isn’t set to go smoothly, with Whitney Dean determined to stop the ceremony and expose Gray’s killer ways.

Elsewhere Janine Butcher is on a mission to throw the perfect Christmas for her daughter Scarlett, and dresses up as Santa’s Little Helper to catch the eye of Mick Carter after learning he won’t be spending the day with his wife Linda.

Rocky Cotton will also struggle to keep his ulterior motives a secret as the letter he penned to his ‘daughter’ Sonia is uncovered. 

Tense: Fans are waiting to see whether Chelsea will go through with marrying Gray, after learning of his murderous ways

Tense: Fans are waiting to see whether Chelsea will go through with marrying Gray, after learning of his murderous ways

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Getting wed? Denise Fox is also set to tie the knot with Jack Branning

Getting wed? Denise Fox is also set to tie the knot with Jack Branning

Phil Mitchell and Kat Slater are also set to see more obstacles in their romance, as they prepare to celebrate thier first Christmas together.

Kat grows increasingly jealous of his bond with ex-wife Sharon, who starts to lean on Phil for support in the midst of her custody battle.

As 2021 draws to a close, Phil is also hell-bent on fleeing Walford with his son Raymond, but it remains to be seen whether Sharon and Kat can make him see sense before the police come balling. 

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What will happen? Whitney Dean is determined to expose her ex Gray's killer ways, but fans will have to wait and see whether Chelsea listens

What will happen? Whitney Dean is determined to expose her ex Gray’s killer ways, but fans will have to wait and see whether Chelsea listens

Dramatic: Rocky Cotton will also struggle to keep his ulterior motives a secret as the letter he penned to his 'daughter' Sonia is uncovered

Dramatic: Rocky Cotton will also struggle to keep his ulterior motives a secret as the letter he penned to his ‘daughter’ Sonia is uncovered

Scheming: Elsewhere Janine Butcher is on a mission to throw the perfect Christmas for her daughter Scarlett, and dresses up as Santa's Little Helper to catch the eye of Mick Carter

Scheming: Elsewhere Janine Butcher is on a mission to throw the perfect Christmas for her daughter Scarlett, and dresses up as Santa’s Little Helper to catch the eye of Mick Carter

Better spirits: Meanwhile Christmas looks set to be a happy occasion in Weatherfield, with Adam Barlow and Sarah Platt determined to bring their families together for dinner

Better spirits: Meanwhile Christmas looks set to be a happy occasion in Weatherfield, with Adam Barlow and Sarah Platt determined to bring their families together for dinner

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Coronation Street 

Meanwhile Christmas looks set to be a slightly happier occasion in Weatherfield, despite Steve’s daughter Emma’s wedding ending in disaster earlier this week, when Curtis was wrongfully accused of stealing £100,000 in charity money.

Sarah Platt and her husband Adam Barlow vow to end their family’s long-running feud by enjoying Christmas dinner together, but it appears that tensions will remain high.

Nina Lucas continues with struggle with anxiety, fearing for her girlfriend Asha’s safety after they are nearly run over by Faye Windass during her first driving lesson and declining her offer to spend Christmas with the Alahans. 

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Close call: Nina Lucas continues with struggle with anxiety, fearing for her girlfriend Asha's safety after they are nearly run over by Faye Windass during her first driving lesson

Close call: Nina Lucas continues with struggle with anxiety, fearing for her girlfriend Asha’s safety after they are nearly run over by Faye Windass during her first driving lesson

Oops! After his ex Fiz Stape surprises him by bringing home their daughters for Christmas, Tyrone Dobbs misreads the signals and leans in for a kiss

Oops! After his ex Fiz Stape surprises him by bringing home their daughters for Christmas, Tyrone Dobbs misreads the signals and leans in for a kiss

Sat alone in the cafe, Nina is surprised with a special Christmas gift by a sympathetic Carla Connor. 

Tyrone prepares to spend Christmas with his grandmother Evelyn, but is stunned when Fiz returns with the girls and her boyfriend Phill in tow after cancelling their holiday.

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Misreading the signals from Fiz’s kind gesture, Tyrone leans in for a kiss, sparking yet more hope among fans that the fan-favourite couple could reunite.

Tense: Over on Emmerdale, fans can expect an explosive Christmas as the beloved Woolpack pub goes up in flames, with one mystery victim trapped under the rubble

Tense: Over on Emmerdale, fans can expect an explosive Christmas as the beloved Woolpack pub goes up in flames, with one mystery victim trapped under the rubble

Dramatic: It's no surprise that Al Chapman has made his fair share of enemies since buying the iconic tavern, but fans will have to wait and see who is responsible for the blaze

Dramatic: It’s no surprise that Al Chapman has made his fair share of enemies since buying the iconic tavern, but fans will have to wait and see who is responsible for the blaze

Emmerdale 

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Over on Emmerdale, fans can expect an explosive Christmas as the beloved Woolpack pub goes up in flames, with one mystery victim trapped under the rubble.

It’s no surprise that Al Chapman has made his fair share of enemies since buying the iconic tavern, but fans will have to wait and see who is responsible for the blaze. 

Killer Meena Jutla’s luck also appears to be running out, as her sister Manpreet confronts her about her involvement in her friend Nadine’s death.

A dark new trailer shows Meena claiming she saw someone ‘dodgy lurking around,’ before Manpreet tells her to ‘stop lying.’

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After desperately claiming she is pregnant with boyfriend Billy’s child to stop him leaving her for Dawn, Meena can be seen following her sister with a broken bottle. 

Given that fans are well aware what Meena is capable of, it remains to be seen whether her own sibling will become her fifth victim.   

Sam Dingle is also determined to win back Lydia, gifting her a festive invitation in the hope that they can reunite, so fans will have to wait and see whether the beloved couple can rekindle their romance.

Emmerdale airs on Christmas Day at 7pm, followed by Coronation Street at 8pm on ITV. EastEnders airs at 9:35pm on BBC One. 

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Exposed? Killer Meena Jutla's luck also appears to be running out, as her sister Manpreet confronts her about her involvement in her friend Nadine's death

Exposed? Killer Meena Jutla’s luck also appears to be running out, as her sister Manpreet confronts her about her involvement in her friend Nadine’s death

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