Christmas in soapland is always a time for the drama to step up a gear and this year, it seems like theres a mixed bag of joy and drama down Emmerdale way with a wedding and a proposal being mixed with a devastating showdown.
Spoilers still remain relatively sparse when it comes to what will be going down in the Dales but you can expect some more Dingle drama as two family members are ripped apart potentially forever while 2019 heralds a return to the clan.
Elsewhere, there looks set to be a wedding with a difference – and were also hopeful for a certain super couple proposal too…
Emmerdale boss Jane Hudson recently teased: We have got a wedding at Christmas not going to tell you who but lets just say it will bring a different flavour to the village than youve had before.
It remains to be seen which Dales pairing are heading up the aisle but theres a fair few to choose from. Whether or not it will be a day free from drama remains to be seen.
With the bubbling secret of Joe Tates death hanging over Cain, he knows that Debbie will be heartbroken if she ever found out about his involvement. But secrets never stay secret forever and Jane has revealed that two Dingles will have their relationship shattered forever.
While she was not confirming a timescale, the seeds will at least be sprouting by Christmas were sure.
Jane said: We have got huge rifts coming up in the Dingle clan that will blow apart two of our most loved characters and who knows if they will ever get back to where they used to be?
Mandy comes home
Mandy is coming home for a stint in the new year – given that the tinsel is still up in her promo picture for the comeback, it doesnt sound like we have long to wait. But she is about to explode a major secret…
Producer Kate Brookes enthused: Iconic Mandy Dingle returns to the village carrying a secret that turns lives upside down. Shes a character bursting with fun who certainly ruffles a few feathers during her short stint back in the village, and she clearly hasnt lost any of the joie de vivre that made Mandy so popular and enjoyable to watch. Were delighted to welcome Lisa back to Emmerdale.
A romantic proposal
Next year, there is going to be a romantic proposal so we can only expect that the characters in question might be already starting to toy with the idea of the big commitment come Christmas time. So who is set to pop the question?
Jane teased: We have a proposal next year between two of our characters – itll be a very romantic proposal but Ill leave you to work out who thats between!
This has Vanity written allllll over it, surely? Or could another couple decide that matrimony is on the cards?
The truth is out
Recently Eden Taylor-Draper dropped strong hints that Cains involvement in Joes death would come out by Christmas – and it looks set to have a huge impact on the entire family. But what about away from the Dingle abode?
We will soon be seeing Graham go completely off the rails and with Kims return imminent, what kind of place might he find himself in by Christmas? Is it all over for him too – or will he manage to place all the blame at Cains door?
Debbie could be facing a prison behind bars as her trial has been confirmed to commence on the 14th December. She has already made arrangements for Cain and Moira to take the kids should the worst happen so in her mind, leaving them behind could be a very real possibility.
As she takes the stand, will she get good news and be able to spend Christmas with a newly discharged Sarah? Or will she be torn apart from her kids?